Is this a valid Joules formula anyone has heard of? It seems to work for the few examples I have written down. I'm just curious if anyone has seen it before. I came up with it trying to equate volts to joules but had to include a function of time (via resistance) to make it work, i.e. this: joules = (V/R * C) * V/C and came up with the shorter one here: J=V^2 / R J=Joules V=Voltage R=Resistance C=Coulomb In otherwords, since we know V = J / C , I was trying to equate Volts and Joules and switch them (J = V / C). But it wouldn't work without a function of time attached to volts. Hence the formula above, thus suggesting we are missing a "times resistance" or "times seconds" somewhere in the basic formulas (as so much confusion arises over the whole 1 second assumed granularity thing). Interestingly, when I simplified the above first theoretical formula, Coulomb (mass?) cancelled out and only resistance (time??) was left... and another thought..we always see V = I X R but Amps (I) already implies time (per second).