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Conversion

Postby Melissa Villanueva1K » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:09 pm

I'm currently working on a homework problem and one of the steps is to convert meters to Joules. Does anyone know a quick conversion or a way to go from meters to Joules? It would really help me out. Thanks!

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Re: Conversion

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:19 pm

Meter is a unit of length, whereas Joules is a unit of energy. Perhaps you can post the question? The only relation I can think of has to do with Work (J) = Force (N) * Distance (m).

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Re: Conversion

Postby melodyzaki2E » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:36 pm

The unit joules is equal to kg*m^2*s^-2 but I'm not totally sure how that would work in a conversion.

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Re: Conversion

Postby Emily Li 4A » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:04 pm

Melissa Villanueva 3D wrote:I'm currently working on a homework problem and one of the steps is to convert meters to Joules. Does anyone know a quick conversion or a way to go from meters to Joules? It would really help me out. Thanks!


Have you tried listing all of the available information in the problem and seeing if they can apply to any formulas you know?

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Re: Conversion

Postby 505194972 3k » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:28 pm

is the problem asking you to convert some distance to energy? I.e wavelength to energy because then there are formulas that can do that.

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Re: Conversion

Postby Eva Zhao 3B » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:13 am

The unit for joules (J) in SI units is kg⋅m^2⋅s^−2. Like what others have said, meters and joules are units of measure for different criteria; meters are units of length and joules are units of energy. A possible equation that relates the two is: Kinetic energy = 1/2 * mass * velocity ^2.

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Re: Conversion

Postby 305376058 » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:20 pm

These measure different things. A joule measures work, and can have the units of a Newton meter, while a meter just measures length.


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