The Life of James Joule
James Prescott Joule, born in Manchester, England, lived from 1818-1889. His father was a prosperous brewery owner. James was born during the Romanticism Age and the Industrial Revolution. He was home schooled, and then at sixteen, was sent to Cambridge. There he studied with John Dalton, a British Chemist. After graduating, he began to study on his own, in a laboratory, at his father's house.
Most of his research had to do with the production of heat. At first he wanted to improve electric motor efficiency, to replace steam engines. …
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