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# Questions tagged [power]

The time rate of change of energy

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### What does the equation $P=\vec{F}\cdot \vec{v}$ really mean?

Let's say that we have a car travelling at a constant velocity (V) on a flat plane , let's assume that it's applied force or the force applied from its engine ( Fapp ) balances the frictional force ( ...
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### Why is the power for an object of mass m moving at a higher velocity greater than that for the same object moving at a lower velocity?

I understand the equation Fv but I will like a more intuitive answer concerning why the rate at which energy is transferred must be greater
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### What is the relation between a fixed force and work?

How would you translate a constant force into work or energy? If I have a way to output 100KN continuously, how can I translate that into watts? Is there a formula for that translation?
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### Question on work, energy and power

The engine of a train is working at a constant rate. The maximum speed of the train up a certain incline is $V_{1}$ and the maximum speed down the same incline is $V_{2}$. Then if the train moves on a ...
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### Fixed voltage source & maximized power

The goal of a voltage source like a battery for example is that it will provide a fixed voltage regardless of the load resistance. The battery has internal resistance Ri If R_L≫R_i, the voltage ...
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### RMS Values in AC Circuits

When do you use RMS values when calculating power? My physics textbook provides several equations for determining the power dissipated in AC circuits. For example, there are power equations using ...
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### Measuring output optical power of an LED

How do I measure the output optical power of an LED? I have a detector that measures output power of a laser incident on a small opening. The problem with using the LED with the same detector is that ...
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### If two or more different electric heaters have the same power consumption are they providing the same amount of heat to the room?

If I have a number of different electric heaters. Say one has coils which heat up, one is a fan heater and another is an oil heater in which the oil is heated by electric coils internally (They are ...
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### work done is zero if displacement of point of application of force is zero but why can't we assume forces on COM and its displacement

suppose i jump from ground then work done by normal is zero as point of application displacement is zero(work is doneby internal forces) but during the pushing part COM has upwards displacement then ...
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### Relationship Between Watts and Candela

I am currently working on a project that involves the use of LEDs. According to the datasheet, the LEDs I am using have a maximum brightness of 10,000 mcd. In my project, though, I will not be using ...