Joule's Law Calculator

The Joule's Law Calculator will calculate the:

  1. Output (useful) energy (heat energy for resistors) delivered by a circuit component
  2. Input (total) energy produced by the electric source of the circuit (battery)

Calculator Settings:

  1. Medium is considered as uniform.
  2. The wire is considered at the same thickness everywhere.
  3. Enter 0 [zero] when an input is not known, the Joule's Law Calculator will automatically select the appropriate Joule's Law formula to complete the calculations.
Joule's Law Calculator
Joule's Law Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The useful energy delivered by the circuit component is J [Joule]
The total energy produced by the source is J [Joule]
Useful energy of circuit component calculations

When current and potential difference of circuit component are given but not the resistance of the component

W = I × ∆V × t
W = × ×
W =

When current and resistance of circuit component are given but not the potential difference

W = I2 × R × t
W = 2 × ×
W = × ×
W =

When potential difference and resistance of circuit component are given but not the current

W = ∆V2/R × t
W = 2/ × t
W = / × t
W = × t
W =

Total energy of source calculations

When current and emf of battery are given but not the total resistance of the circuit

E = I × ε × t
E = × ×
E =

When current and total resistance of circuit are given but not the emf of battery

E = I2 × Rtot × t
E = 2 × ×
E = × ×
E =

When emf of battery and total resistance of circuit are given but not the current

E = ε2/Rtot × t
E = 2/ ×
E = / ×
E = ×
E =

Joules Law Calculator Input Values
Current flowing through the circuit (I) A [Amp]
Electromotive force of battery (ε) V [Volt]
Potential difference across the circuit component (ΔV) V [Volt]
Resistance of the circuit component (R) Ω [Ohm]
Operating time (t) s [second]
Total resistance of the circuit (Rtot) Ω [Ohm]

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Discover Physics with free Physics Revision Notes and Physics Calculator: Joules Law. This image shows the properties and joules law formula for the Joules Law. The Joule's Law Calculator will calculate the output (useful) energy (heat energy for resistors) delivered by a circuit component and the input (total) energy produced by the electric source of the circuit (battery)

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Section 14: Electrostatics

Useful energy of circuit component Formula and Calculation

a) When current and potential difference of circuit component are given but not the resistance of the component

W = I × ∆V × t

b) When current and resistance of circuit component are given but not the potential difference

W = I2 × R × t

c) When potential difference and resistance of circuit component are given but not the current

W = ∆V2/R × t

Total energy of source Formula and Calculation

a) When current and emf of battery are given but not the total resistance of the circuit

E = I × ε × t

b) When current and total resistance of circuit are given but not the emf of battery

E = I2 × Rtot × t

c) When emf of battery and total resistance of circuit are given but not the current

E = ε2/Rtot × t

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