# Questions tagged [power]

The time rate of change of energy

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### How Much Power Is Required to Hover?

Suppose I have a spaceship that weighs 1,000 kilograms. I take it to the surface of the planet with a gravitational acceleration of 10 meters per second-squared. The planet has no atmosphere and I'm ...
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### Is a Microwave oven without a faraday cage a health hazard?

Microwave ovens have something of a Faraday-cage/shield to keep from leaking (emitting) EM radiation. What would happen if the shield or the door was removed? No doubt it would be less efficient as ...
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### Why does discharging a capacitor give a higher power output than using a battery?

Let's say you charge a capacitor with a 10V battery. The capacitor will have a potential difference (pd) of 10V once it is fully charged. If you then connect a light bulb to the capacitor, the pd ...
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### Does a rocket engine apply more power as the rocket's speed increases? [duplicate]

To clarify my level of knowledge, I'm a high school student all the way through AP Physics C: Mechanics. So, let's imagine that there is a rocket travelling through the vacuum of space (ignoring ...
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### What is the relation between Work and Power? [closed]

If I lift 40 kg 6 times 60 centimeters, is that 40*6*0,6*9,82 Joule? And then if I take the time into account, I will know the Watts? Or did I misunderstand? The background is that I read that you ...
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### Why is power dissipated in a circuit maximum when external resistance is equal to the internal resistance in the circuit? [closed]

[![question 24]]Suppose in a circuit the battery has emf 6V and internal resistance 3ohm. It is connected to an external resistance = R ohm. According to my ...
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### Won't the Power be dissipated in the first quadrant of this graph?

In the following picture: In the first quadrant of the V-I graph(for an Independent Current Source, where the voltage supplied is positive on the top) won't the power be dissipated instead of being ...
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### No need Power to fly ? Paradox [duplicate]

I would like to know how much power I need for magnetic levitation. $$P = Fv.$$ $F = F_g \approx \text{mass} \times 10$, okay. But $v = 0$! I can't believe I need no power to keep an object in the ...
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### Cooling induction current generation

We know that conducting materials can be heated by electromagnetic induction. Is it possible to generate current using a cooling process?
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### How to understand the thermal radiation?

I am studying the thermal radiation (Stefan–Boltzmann law) by myself $$P = \epsilon \sigma A T^4$$ here $\epsilon$ is the emissivity, $\sigma$ is Stefan-Boltzmann constant, $A$ is the surface area ...
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### Sound intensity and space/things in the way

Suppose you have two stationary people, A and B, who are equally effective in terms of hearing ability, and A emits a sound that is heard by B at a certain intensity. If they remain stationary, and B ...
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### What are the properties and impediments of a liquid air fueled engine?

I recently came across a very interesting article that suggested the possibility of using liquified gases like air, nitrogen, or oxygen as a power source for cars. It appears that this company is ...
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### Velocity reference point when calculating power [closed]

As shown in the picture, a person (80 kg) is on a platform (20 kg) that's suspended by a rope which is on a pulley. As they pull on the other side of the rope, they reach a constant velocity of 0.4 m/...
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### PMDC Motor Characteristic Graph for Given Parameters

TL;DR Need to make a graph which showcases all parameters of a PMDC motor against the torque input. I am trying create a graph similar to as shown below. However, I am confused as to how the torque is ...
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### Complex Poynting vector and energy loss

Consider continuum medium (no boundaries) and the electromagnetic wave Poynting vector $$\mathbf{S} = \mathbf{E}\times \mathbf{H}^*$$ with $^*$ the complex conjugate. When there is a phase difference ...
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### Analytically understanding wireless power transfer

https://youtu.be/M8aZoM9p43k This YouTube link shows a experiment I quickly made. Two resonant lc circuits that use magnetic fields to wirelessly light up a led. I manually found the best frequency ...
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### Energy transfer between oscillators [closed]

Suppose I have two mechanical oscillators $a(t), b(t)$, coupled through the interaction $V_\text{int} = \mu^2 a(t) b(t)$. Is there a simple way to express the rate of energy transfer from $a$ to $b$ ...
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### Why does Joule's Law of Heating defined by $H=i^2R$ only? [duplicate]

Joule's Law Of Heating states that for a conductor Heat loss is given by $$H=i^2Rt$$ Couldn't we substitute $$V=iR$$ and show that $H=(V^2/R)t$ ? If this is so, when transmitting power across large ...
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### Power in a wind turbine

An wind turbine starts turning by a wind speed of $v_b$ and it stops turning (rated wind speed, to prevent overloading) by a wind speed of $v_g$. By wind speeds between $v_b<v<v_g$, the power ...