|Sep11-05, 06:05 PM||#1|
Hello! I'm working on some physics homework (obviously ) and I'm stuck on a certain problem.
I need to calculate horsepower, but I'm not sure how I do that. I know the weight of the moving object, how far it moved, and how long that took. I'm not asking anyone to do the problem for me, just tell me how I go about solving it.
|Sep11-05, 06:07 PM||#2|
Horsepower is a unit of power obviously, and power is gauged by how much work is done per unit time
Power = Work/Time, with unit Watts. 1 Horsepower is 746 watts.
|Sep11-05, 06:22 PM||#3|
Thanks so much! My book wasn't very clear on the topic and I was confused. That clears things up a lot.
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