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Re: SSTC does 10 foot sparks

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

Adam -

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.
But how about

      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


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
To: <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
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.
 > Adam
 > --- 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
 >  >
 >  >
 >  >