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Re: some of the reason why energy and power definitions areconfusing
Original poster: "Eastern Voltage Research Corporation" <dhmccauley-at-easternvoltageresearch-dot-com>
I think all this power / energy discussion is gone way off topic for now.
Perhaps a polite kill-topic is required!
> All -
> I read many years ago that the house power was given a rating of 33000 ft
> lbs for only one reason. That reason was that the engineers designing the
> newly invented steam engine wanted a one horse power steam engine to be
> capable of doing more work than any real horse. It was then not possible
> critics to belittle the engine when compared to a horse. The watt is a
> mechanical unit and found to be 746 watts equal to one horsepower.
> John Couture