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An introduction to energy resources
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S278_2 Glossary

S278_2 Glossary.
Sunday, 21 July 2024, 4:48 PM
Site: Open Learning
Course: An introduction to energy resources (S278_2)
Glossary: S278_2 Glossary

Tonne oil equivalent (toe)

The chemical energy contained in one tonne of oil, it equates approximately to 4.19 × 1010 J. Often used as a convenient means of comparing the energy contents of different fossil fuels.


Watts (W)

The SI unit of power. One watt (W) is equivalent to converting one joule of energy per second, or doing one joule of work every second.


A force acting on an object that causes its displacement, equivalent to energy.