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Does this horsepower for this car seem like the right value?

  1. May 5, 2013 #1
    For a lab in physics where we have to go through an enormous process to calculate the drag coefficient, I am trying to figure out if one of the values I got along the way makes sense so that I don't continue with bad data.

    I gathered time and speed deceleration data and drove a 2002 Honda Accord EX with a v6 engine, curb weight 2943 lbs.

    For this car does a horsepower of 7.68 hp at 55mph sound reasonable?

    I calculated it in a different way and got about 16 if that makes any more sense.

    I'm sorry for my total lack of knowledge on this subject, I know I'm probably butchering the terminology, etc.
     
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  3. May 5, 2013 #2

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