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Power and energy

  1. Jun 17, 2004 #1
    What is the difference between "power" and "energy" if there is one?
    Is power a state of energy where it is being used?
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  3. Jun 17, 2004 #2
    Look them up in the dictionary!

    Power is the rate at which work is done... ie how fast energy is transferred from one type to another.
  4. Jun 17, 2004 #3
    Yes, power is the work done in unit time.
  5. Jun 18, 2004 #4


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    Not to be coy, but I find it hard to believe that you've posted over 300 times on this site without knowing the difference between power and energy. Energy is simply a quantity changed within a system when external work is done on it, and power is the rate at which this work is done on it.
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