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Re: some of the reason why energy and power definitions areconfusing

Original poster: "Harold Weiss" <hweiss-at-new.rr-dot-com> 

Hi All,

I was taught in Science I that it was 747W.  Must have been the new math!
2+2= whatever makes you feel good.  Bad for engineering though.

David E Weiss

 > Original poster: "John Couture" <johncouture-at-bellsouth-dot-net>
 > 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
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