Watt

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The watt (symbol: W) is the unit of power or radiant flux in the International System of Units (SI), equal to 1 joule per second or 1 kg⋅m2⋅s−3.[1][2][3] It is used to quantify the rate of energy transfer. The watt is named in honor of James Watt (1736–1819), an 18th-century Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved the Newcomen engine with his own steam engine in 1776. Watt's invention was fundamental for the Industrial Revolution.

Quick facts: watt, Unit system, Unit of, Symbol, Name...
watt
Unit systemSI
Unit ofpower
SymbolW
Named afterJames Watt
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1 W in ...... is equal to ...
   SI base units   1 kgm2s−3
   CGS units   107 ergs−1
   English Engineering Units   0.7375621 ft⋅lbf/s = 0.001341022 hp
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