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How did James Watt found out that one horsepower is equal to 550 ft lb/s ? There must be some sort of derivation or something that he did.Can anyone show me that derivation.
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Horsepower is a unit of measurement that represents the amount of work an engine can do in a certain amount of time. Specifically, one horsepower is equal to 550 foot-pounds of work per second.
Ft lb/s stands for foot-pounds per second, which is a unit of measurement for work or torque. One horsepower is equal to 550 foot-pounds per second, meaning that an engine with 1 horsepower can do 550 foot-pounds of work in 1 second.
Horsepower is commonly used as a unit of measurement for engines because it provides a simple and standardized way to compare the power output of different engines. It was also a familiar unit of measurement when engines were first invented, as it was often used to measure the power of horses.
No, horsepower is not the only factor that determines the performance of an engine. Other factors such as torque, engine displacement, and efficiency also play a role in the overall performance of an engine.
Yes, horsepower can be converted to other units of power measurement such as watts, kilowatts, or British thermal units per hour. However, the conversion rate will differ depending on the specific unit of measurement being used.