Re: Thrust/HP

Date:         20 Aug 97 02:38:35 
From:         "P. Wezeman" <>
Organization: The University of Iowa
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On 17 Aug 1997, P. Wezeman (myself) wrote:

>                     ....power equals thrust times speed, which is a
> handier formula. In the example, your speed is ten feet per five seconds,
> which is two feet per second. Multiplying this by the force of fifty
> pounds gives fifty pounds times two feet per second or fifty foot-pounds
> per second, the same answer as before.

   Of course, that should be one hundred foot pounds per second. I used a
spell checker, but obviously what I need is a math checker that can do
word problems.

                        Peter Wezeman, anti-social Darwinist

                             "Carpe Cyprinidae"