# Joule

One joule is the work done, or energy expended, by a force of one newton moving an object one metre along the direction of the force. This quantity is also denoted as a Newton-meter with the symbol N·m. Note that torque also has the same units as work, but the quantities are not identical. In elementary units:

${\displaystyle 1\,\mathrm {J} =1\,\mathrm {kg} \cdot {\frac {\mathrm {m} ^{2}}{\mathrm {s} ^{2}}}}$