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The Straight Dope on horsepower vs. torque

Ripplin

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The Straight Dope is an exhaustively researched newspaper column, book series and website dedicated to giving detailed answers to just about any question that people can think of (take a look through the archives and you'll see that it really is any question, even if it could be considered extremely taboo).

Anyway, in the latest newsletter, there was a question regarding the difference between horsepower and "torques," as Jezza likes to call them.

Here's a link: http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mhorsepower.html

Just a little F.Y.I. for those who want to know. :)
 
^That's only because you wanted the Engineer's Explanation:

Leppy wanted him to have said:
Torque is force acted upon a moment arm
Horsepower is a dirty word said by yanks and poms. The kilowatt is force times velocity.
:p
 
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