The watt (symbol: W) is a unit of power. In the International System of Units (SI) it is defined as a derived unit of 1 joule per second, and is used to quantify the rate of energy transfer. In SI base units, the watt is described as kg m2 s-3, which can be demonstrated to be coherent by dimensional analysis. The watt is named after James Watt, an 18th century Scottish inventor.

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