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# Why do you measure energy in joules?

## Answer

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###### February 21, 2015 5:32PM

Becase energy is nothing but capacity to do work ,therefore the unit of energy is same as that of work i.e joule

*Another Answer*

The joule is a special name given, in SI, for a newton metre (force times distance in the direction of that force).

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