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People in history who determined how to use and calculate energy?

  1. Dec 11, 2008 #1
    Im working on a project, and Im having some trouble finding some specific people who found ways to use and calculate energy.
    Can help me out?
    Or send me a link to a good site?
     
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  3. Dec 11, 2008 #2

    berkeman

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    Start with Thomas Edison for electrical power distribution? And follow the AC/DC debate links...
     
  4. Dec 11, 2008 #3

    LowlyPion

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    Welcome to PF.

    It would be criminal oversight if you failed to include:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Prescott_Joule

    or:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Watt
     
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