SAVE Premium Login NEW Print Share Search Marksheet Startup Guide

Tip:

 

Intro

Friends (click here to change title)

type here type here type here type here type here type here

Sponsored Links
Want adverts removed?
Join ClassTools Premium!
 

Add a post!

(TIP 1: You can add hyperlinks and links to YouTube/Vimeo videos too!)
(TIP 2: You can click on any image that appears to change it!)

Name Date

Add to your post

Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PREMIUM LOGIN

ClassTools Premium membership gives access to all templates, no advertisements, personal branding and other benefits!

Username:    
Password:    
Submit Cancel

 

Not a member? JOIN NOW!  
James Watt (; 30 January 1736 (19 January 1736 OS) – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor, mechanical engineer, and chemist who improved on Thomas Newcomen's 1712 Newcomen steam engine with his Watt steam engine in 1776, which was fundamental to the changes brought by the Industrial Revolution in both his native Great Britain and the rest of the world. While working as an instrument maker at the University of Glasgow, Watt became interested in the technology of steam engines. He realised that contemporary engine designs wasted a great deal of energy by repeatedly cooling and reheating the cylinder. Watt introduced a design enhancement, the separate condenser, which avoided this waste of energy and radically improved the power, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of steam engines. Eventually he adapted his engine to produce rotary motion, greatly broadening its use beyond pumping water. Watt attempted to commercialise his invention, but experienced great financial difficulties until he entered a partnership with Matthew Boulton in 1775. The new firm of Boulton and Watt was eventually highly successful and Watt became a wealthy man. In his retirement, Watt continued to develop new inventions though none was as significant as his steam engine work. As Watt developed the concept of horsepower, the SI unit of power, the watt, was named after him.