Watt

Technology / Home Audio / Watt: A unit of power. Named after James Watt for his contributions to the development of the steam engine.

Watts

Technology / Home Audio / Watts: A measurement of power. In speakers, wattage is a term that indicates power-handling characteristics in dealing with electrical voltage inputs from the amplifier. RMS or continuous power handling is t MORE

Kilowatt (Kw)

Business / Construction / Kilowatt (Kw): One thousand watts. A kilowatt hour is the base unit used in measuring electrical consumption. Also see watt. MORE

Kilowatt

Technology / Motors / Kilowatt: Since the watt is a relatively small unit of power, the kilowatt (kw), 1,000 watts, is used where larger units of power measurements are desirable. MORE

Watt-Second

Entertainment / Photography / Watt-Second: Is an alternative unit of energy, equal to the joule. MORE

Horsepower

Technology / Aviation / Horsepower: The motive energy required to raise 550# one foot in one second, friction disregarded. MORE

Joule

Science / Chemistry / Joule: The SI unit of energy, equal to the work required to move a 1 kg mass against an opposing force of 1 newton. 1 J = 1 kg m2 s-2 = 4.184 calories. MORE

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