Paddlewheel used by James Joule

Paddlewheel used by James Joule

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Paddlewheel used by James Joule
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Paddlewheel used by James Joule in c.1860 for the more accurate determination of the mechanical equivalent of heat. The paddle was turned and Joule than calculated the force required to stop it moving.

Details

Category:
Scientific Instruments & Research
Object Number:
Y1969.5.52
type:
paddlewheel
credit:
Gift of University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology