# Re: SSTC does 10 foot sparks

```Original poster: "John Couture" <johncouture-at-bellsouth-dot-net>

Because of a typo I used the wording "watts per second" and that wording is
incorrect. I meant watt seconds which is correct wording. However, "watt
seconds per second" would be correct which also means joules per seconds.
However, if you interpret this to be

Watts x seconds / seconds

It is obvious that the "seconds" cancel out and you end up with "watts"
only. It is also obvious that "per" and "/" or "division" are in conflict.

Joules per second or Joules / seconds

Seconds do not cancel out. Does this mean that

Watts per second do not equal joules per second?

and  Watt x seconds do not equal joules?

John Couture

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Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 10:00 AM
Subject: Re: SSTC does 10 foot sparks

> Original poster: Yurtle Turtle <yurtle_t-at-yahoo-dot-com>
>
> This is the second time I've seen someone refer to
> "Watts per second". What's that? A Watt is simply a
> Joule per second. A Joule is energy. A Watt is power.
> What would Watts/second be? Joules per second squared?
>
> To get energy, one multiplies time with power, or
> Watts * time to get something like kilowatt hours.
>
> I'm confused.
>
>
> --- Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
>  > Original poster: Sean Taylor <sstaylor-at-uiuc.edu>
>
> <snip>
>
>  > 3) Wattmeters don't give you Watts/sec,
>  > just watts, that's it!
>
> </snip>
>
>  > Sean Taylor
>  > Urbana, IL
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