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  James Watt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Watt was born on 19th January, 1736 in Greenock, a seaport on the Firth of Clyde in Scotland.
Watt patented the application of the sun and planet gear to steam in 1781 and a steam locomotive in 1784, both of which have strong claims to have been invented by his employee, William Murdoch.
Watt was a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Society of London.
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 Watt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power.
One watt is one joule of energy per second.
The watt is named after James Watt for his contributions to the development of the steam engine, and was adopted by the Second Congress of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1889 and by the 11th Conférence Générale des Poids et Mesures in 1960.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Watt   (386 words)

  
 James Watt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Watt became acquainted with the Newcomen engine when he was repairing the University's model of it.
Watt wrote:"...the idea came into my mind that, as steam was an elastic body, it would rush into a vacuum, and, if a communication were made between the cylinder and an exhausted vessel, it would rush into it, and might be there condensed without cooling the cylinder.
Watt never developped engines that were powerful for their weight, because he refused to use high-pressure steam.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Acropolis/6914/watte.htm   (374 words)

  
 Chapter 3 text
Watt studied chemistry, and was assisted by the advice and instruction of Dr. Black, who was then making the researches which resulted in the discovery of "latent heat." His proposal to repair the model Newcomen engine in the college collections led to his study of Desagulier's treatise, and of the works of Switzer and others.
Watt made a new boiler for the experimental investigation on which he was al)out to enter, and arranged it in such a manner that he could measure the quantity of water evaporated and of steam condensed at every stroke of the engine.
Watt at once went to Dr. Black and related the remarkable fact which he had thus detected, and was, in turn, taught by Black the character of the phenomenon as it had been explained to his classes by the latter some little time previously.
www.history.rochester.edu /steam/thurston/1878/Chapter3.html   (14478 words)

  
 Inventor James Watt Biography
Watt determined the properties of steam, especially the relation of its density to its temperature and pressure, and designed a separate condensing chamber for the steam engine that prevented enormous losses of steam in the cylinder and enhanced the vacuum conditions.
Watt continued his research and patented several other important inventions, including the rotary engine for driving various types of machinery; the double-action engine, in which steam is admitted alternately into both ends of the cylinder; and the steam indicator, which records the steam pressure in the engine.
James Watt College of Further and Higher Education is the largest college in Scotland and one of the most progressive and dynamic colleges in the country.
www.ideafinder.com /history/inventors/watt.htm   (1348 words)

  
 James Watt
James Watt was born in Greenock in 1736, the son of a ship's chandler (trader in canvas, etc).
Watt had little formal education due to poor health in his youth, but pottering about in his father's shop he developed an interest in trying to make things "work like clockwork.
In 1882, 63 years after Watt's death, the British Association gave his name to the unit of electrical power - and today James Watt's name is to be found written on almost every light bulb in the world.
www.corrosion-doctors.org /Biographies/WattBio.htm   (485 words)

  
 watt
James Watt was born in 1736 and died in 1819.
Watt's great claim to fame is that he greatly improved on the steam engine thus paving the way for their use in factories, mills, mines etc.
Watt also insulated his cylinder to maintain the high temperatures that were needed for maximum efficiency.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /watt.htm   (323 words)

  
 James Watt
Watt calculated that a horse exerted a pull of 180 lb., therefore, when he made a machine, he described its power in relation to a horse, i.e.
Watt thought of two methods, one by a long pipe, sunk into the earth, and the other by employing a pump, wrought by the engine itself; the latter was adopted.
The fame of Watt will in future ages rest secure upon the imperishable basis of his many discoveries, and he will ever be ranked in the first class of those great men who have benefited the human race by the improvement of the arts of industry and peace.
www.electricscotland.com /history/men/james_watt.htm   (5607 words)

  
 Watt Biography
Watt recognized that the flaw was due to an undersized boiler that couldn't provide enough steam to reheat the cylinder after a few strokes.
Watt had declared it to be a "clumsy job." The new pipe-condenser did not work well, the cylinder was almost useless, having been badly cast, and the old difficulty in keeping the piston-packing tight remained.
Watt used data from a sawmill to determine that a horse could lift 33,000 pounds the distance of one foot in one minute -- and thus developed the units of hp.
www.egr.msu.edu /~lira/supp/steam/wattbio.html   (2571 words)

  
 James Watt
James Watt was actually born in Scotland in 1736 although he is associated with Birmingham and the West Midlands through his partnership with Matthew Boulton the great industrialist.
Watt was involved in many various projects and research.
When we talk about watts and wattage in electrical units we are using his surname after which this form of measurement was named in his honour by the British Association in 1882.
www.birminghamuk.com /watt.htm   (391 words)

  
 Splendid: Features: Mike Watt
Even after the doctors pulled him through, Watt was too weak to do the things he loved -- play the bass, ride his bike, paddle his kayak in the bay he'd lived near all his life.
Watt slowly fought his way back to life, plunking alongside the Stooges' "Little Doll" until his strength and skill came back, and then, finally, transforming his experience into The Secondman's Middle Stand, a punk rock opera modeled after Dante's Divine Comedy.
Now, Watt is back to doing what he does best: touring the country in a white Econoline van, playing his songs and sharing his rough-hewn philosophy with friends, fans and the next generation of people inspired by punk.
www.splendidmagazine.com /features/watt   (3744 words)

  
 Famous Scots - James Watt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Watt eventually returned to Scotland and was appointed instrument maker at the University of Glasgow.
Watt believed this to be an ineffecient use of energy that could be corrected.
James Watt died at Hatfield in 1819 at the age of 83 and was buried in Handsworth Church.
www.tartans.com /articles/famscots/jameswatt.html   (359 words)

  
 mike watt's hoot page
watt + the secondmen (first six weeks w/pete mazich, then the last two and some w/paul roessler - jerry trebotic on drums on all of it) did the "the cord that spun its own top" tour 2003 (apr 1 - may 28) in the u.s.
asheton, asheton, mascis + watt at the pukkelpop 2002 festival in hasselt, belgium.
watt and the fl gang are on a cd called "fingerprints 3" out on arge kulturgelaende nonntal w/three tunes recorded 'live' in salzburg, austria on march 20, 1998.
www.hootpage.com   (2035 words)

  
 Watt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
James Watt, a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer is renowned for his improvements of the steam engine.
Although Watt was not the actual inventor of the steam engine, he played a very important part in its development.
Throughout the late 18th century, Watt patented this device as well as a number of other improvements including such as steam-jacketing, oil lubrication, and insulation of the cylinder in order to maintain the high temperatures necessary for maximum efficiency.
www.newlisbon.k12.wi.us /physicists/watt.html   (331 words)

  
 Chapter 10: Watt, The Inventor and Discoverer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Watt which most honorably distinguished him from too many inventors, and was worthy of all imitation; he was not only entirely free from jealousy, but he exercised a careful and scrupulous self-denial, and was anxious not to appear, even by accident, as appropriating to himself that which he thought belonged in part to others.
Those who consider James Watt only as a great practical mechanic form a very erroneous idea of his character; he was equally distinguished as a natural philosopher and a chemist, and his inventions demonstrate his profound knowledge of those sciences, and that peculiar characteristic of genius, the union of them for practical application.
Watt was the great improver of the steam engine; but, in truth, as to all that is admirable in its structure, or vast in its utility, he should rather be described as its inventor.
www.history.rochester.edu /steam/carnegie/ch10.html   (1371 words)

  
 Caroline Watt
Watt, C., and Brady, C. Experimenter effects and the remote facilitation of attention focusing: Two studies and the discovery of an artifact.
Watt, C., and Wiseman, R. Experimenter differences in cognitive correlates of paranormal belief, and in psi.
Watt, C., and Ramakers, P. Experimenter effects with a remote facilitation of attention focusing task: A study with multiple believer and disbeliever experimenters.
www.parapsych.org /members/c_watt.html   (1176 words)

  
 James Watt
At the age of nineteen Watt was sent to Glasgow to learn the trade of a mathematical-instrument maker.
Watt's machine was very popular because it was four times more powerful than those that had been based on the Thomas Newcomen design.
Richard Arkwright was quick to importance of this new invention, and in 1783 he began using Watt's steam-engine in his textile factories.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /SCwatt.htm   (522 words)

  
 James Watt (1736-1819)
Watt's engines were initially used for pumping water from cornish tin and copper mines.
When one employee of the company, a man named William Murdoch, experimented with high pressure steam engines, Watt discouraged him from patenting and continuing his work, even though his engines were potentially much better and smaller than the ones Watt himself had invented.
In 1882, 63 years after Watt's death, the British Association gave his name to the unit of electrical power - and today James Watt's name is to be found written on almost every lightbulb in the world.
level2.phys.strath.ac.uk /ScienceOnStreets/jameswatt.html   (597 words)

  
 Skaterock - Features - Mike Watt
Watt: You know there is a danger, playing a lot of years, a lot of notes, you end up kneeling to the gods of fusion.
Watt: Yeah, their first gig was with the Minutemen, way back when Hillel was in the band, Flea and Anthony.
Watt: There was some wetsuit in the alley, and he put it on, it had all kinds of bugs in it.
www.skaterock.com /features/watt.html   (3480 words)

  
 The Manifest: Mike Watt
A note is struck, and a post-metaphysical flannel woven from a trillion crisscrossing threads is flown, its most prominent stripes including: the momentum and confidence of Watt’s former Minuteman guitarist and ever-present soulmate, the late D. Boon; the moral oblation and spiritual flame of John Coltrane; the stream of consciousness of Joyce; Dante’s pilgrim pull.
Even Watt’s stage setup is testament to the bass’s political nature, positioning he and his fellow players in way Watt has likened to a garage or an engine room, where gig-goers come to peek in and experience this conversation between compatriots.
Watt is a musician first and monetary creature last; not one to hoard, nor starve, just an artist awakened to two different livelihoods: one that keeps him physically alive, thru food, shelter, funds; and the other, Right Livelihood, that keeps him alive to the ALL, thru daemon, station, vocation, and post.
www.the-manifest.org /features/watt.html   (1380 words)

  
 Ink Nineteen: Mike Watt
The site was developed over a year ago to settle a fight this dude had with his girlfriend when she said Mike Watt "sucked." Being that she was a Steve Miller fan, he decided to throw the two in the ring...
Mike Watt was in the Minutemen, one of the most influential punk bands of all time.
It's obvious that Watt is in control, as he directs the proceedings with tugs of his beard and winks of his eye, but never does he overpower his bandmates.
www.ink19.com /issues_F/98_06/live_ink/mike_watt_nf.html   (706 words)

  
 James Watt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Watt studied the Newcomen steam engine then in use and made a number of important improvements.
The Boulton and Watt steam engines soon replaced the Newcomen engines that were being used to pump water out of mines.
Although Watt did not invent the steam engine, his improved engine was really the first practical device for efficiently converting heat into useful work and was a key stimulus to the Industrial Revolution.
chemistry.mtu.edu /~pcharles/SCIHISTORY/JamesWatt.html   (208 words)

  
 Family Burials
Watt, retired farmer, will be remembered to many of those in the Sand Hill neighborhood.
Watt was born July 12, 1858 in Jasper county and had spent the past few years in Long Beach, Cal.
Watt can build a house a farm, which will probably be next summer.
www.usgennet.org /usa/ia/county/jasper1/metz/cemetery/watt   (503 words)

  
 Inventors and Inventions: W - EnchantedLearning.com
Watt also invented a method for converting the up-and-down piston movement into rotary motion (the "sun-and-planet" gear), allowing a greater number of applications for the engine.
Watt produced this rotary-motion steam engine in 1781; it was used for many applications, including draining mines, powering looms in textile factories, powering bellows, paper mills, etc. It helped power the Industrial Revolution.
Watt coined the term "horsepower," which he used to convey the power of his engines; Watt calculated how many horses it would take to do the work of each engine.
www.enchantedlearning.com /inventors/indexw.shtml   (1580 words)

  
 Finding aid to the A. P. Watt and Company Records, Mss. Dept., UNC-Chapel Hill   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By 1876, Watt was promoted to partner in the recently incorporated Strahan & Co., and, by 1878, he was operating as an advertising agent selling advertising space in Strahan's stable of periodicals.
Without existing guidelines, Watt had to determine the manner of operation and the amount he should be paid for his services.
Whether A. Watt & Son itself will survive to celebrate its bicentenary in 2075, it seems probable that the service which A. Watt began to render to authors a hundred years ago will be increasingly in demand in the years ahead.
www.lib.unc.edu /mss/inv/a/A.P.Watt_and_Company.html   (2247 words)

  
 AlterNet: Punk Prophet
By the time fIREHOSE disbanded in 1994, Watt was already a legend in the punk community and was summarily invited by everyone in the biz to join their bands.
Watt was stricken in 2000 with a month-long fever that resulted in a near-fatal abcess.
Watt, always the insatiable reader, grabbed a copy of Dante's Divine Comedy and found a literary companion of sorts for his trauma.
www.alternet.org /story/19257   (1477 words)

  
 Watt's Linkage
The error (the divergence of the path of point P from the desired straight line) can be seen to the left of the line at the top of the stroke and to the right at the bottom.
James Watt, a mathematical instrument maker at the University of Glasgow, devised this linkage to support the piston rod of his beam steam engine (about 1769).
The Watt linkage was popular in the 1950s to locate rear axles in racing cars.
www.brockeng.com /mechanism/Watt.htm   (213 words)

  
 James Watt
While working at the Univ. of Glasgow as an instrument maker, Watt was asked to repair a model of Thomas Newcomen's steam engine.
Matthew Boulton financed Watt's work and was his partner (1775–80) in manufacturing the engines at Soho near Birmingham.
The watt, a unit of electrical power, was named for him.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/people/A0851647.html   (238 words)

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