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Modelling the acceleration of a car

  1. Oct 15, 2007 #1
    University project which involves modelling the acceleration of a car from 0-60mph given certain variables. I am looking for help with how torque and power relate to the driving force of the car, I think i have every thing else covered but any help will be greatfully recieved. The model will be made in C.
    Many thanks.
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 15, 2007 #2
    Torque and horsepower do not equate exactly. There are 550 Foot-Pounds/Second of torque in 1 brake-horsepower. Also an accerlation of 1 foot/second*second = 0.6818166 miles/hour*second. Hope this helps to get you started.
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