Newton to Joule ?

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I want to know how Newton can be converted to energy (Joule).
At least approximately...

For example let's say a crankshaft transfer a force, - exactly 100000 Newton

How much energy would be transferred be per second, - included all what is "lost" to heat etc..
 

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You can't convert Newtons to Joules, just like you can't convert meters to seconds. They are different units.
 
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a Newton is a unit of FORCE.
A joule is a unit of ENERGY
Energy = force x distance moved by the force
 
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not sure if this is obvious or not...but for your example with the crankshaft: if it has a force of 100,000 N and you move it a distance of 2 meters, you have done work. work is equal to energy. That, my friend, is how you relate joules to newtons.
 

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