1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data The problem I'm working on gives the total power (100 W) that will be exerted by a man (80 kg) climbing a set of stairs(r = 8mi + 4mj). It would like to know at what constant velocity he would have to move to achieve the given power. 2. Relevant equations P=dU/dt=F•dr/dt=F•V 3. The attempt at a solution The difficulty I'm having is if he is moving with constant velocity there would be no acceleration and thus no force. So how could there be any power generated? I attempted to find the force the man would have to exert to overcome the force of gravity, which I found to be equivalent to the force of gravity (since they would have to sum to zero). But, when I use this I get a velocity that doesnt make sense (.2849 m/s). Have I got the wrong concept?