Heat unit

The British unit of heat is the pound degree F--the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of a pound of water from 32° to33° F.

The C. G. S. unit is the gram-degree C.; another metric unit is the kilogram-degree C. The latter is the calorie; the former is sometimes called the small calorie or the joule; the latter is sometimes called the large calorie. The term joule is also applied to a quantity of heat equivalent to the energy of a watt-second or volt-coulomb. This is equal to .24l gram degree calorie.