I'm working on a bicycling simulation. I'm looking for a formula which relates the energy that a biker spends per time unit to the force on the pedals.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I know that power = force * speed, but I'm not sure if this is appropriate here. For example what happens if a biker is on a steep hill with velocity 0? From the formula it follows that power is 0, but the biker still uses energy. What is the relation between this energy use and the force he exercises?

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Relation between energy spend and force

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**