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" In this country the unit of mechanical work is usually the foot-pound, viz. the force necessary to raise one pound weight one foot above the earth in opposition to the force of gravity. A horse-power is equal to 33,000 Ib. "
The Applications of Physical Forces - Page xxxix
by Amédée Guillemin - 1877 - 741 pages
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The Forces of Nature: A Popular Introduction to the Study of Physical Phenomena

Amédée Guillemin, Sir Norman Lockyer - Physics - 1872 - 679 pages
...electricity, miles or kilometres per second are employed. We have next the Unit of Mechanical Work. — In this country the unit of mechanical work is usually...to 33,000 Ib. raised to a height of one foot in one minute of time. In France the kilofframmetre is the unit of work, and is the force necessary to raise...
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The Forces of Nature: A Popular Introduction to the Study of Physical Phenomena

Amédée Guillemin - Physics - 1873 - 679 pages
...electricity, miles or kilometres per second are employed. We have next the Unit of Mechanical Work. — In this country the unit of mechanical work is usually...the earth in opposition to the force of gravity. A horse-pmoer is equal to 33,000 Ib. raised to a height of one foot in one minute of time. In France...
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Appleton's Cyclopaedia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of ..., Volume 2

Park Benjamin - Mechanical engineering - 1880
...English grains and pounds : The Unit of Mechanical Work in this country is the foot-pound — that is, the force necessary to raise one pound weight one...force of gravity. A horsepower is equal to 33,000 Ibs. raised to the height of one foot in one minute of time. In France the kilogrammeti-i is the unit...
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Appletons' Cyclopædia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of ..., Volume 2

Park Benjamin - Mechanical engineering - 1880
...English grains and pounds : The Unit of Mechanical Work in this country is the foot-pound — that is, the force necessary to raise one pound weight one...to the force of gravity. A horsepower is equal to ;i:j,000 Ibs. raised to the height of one foot in one minute of time. In France the kilogrammetrc is...
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Appleton's Cyclopaedia of Applied Mechanics: A Dictionary of ..., Volume 2

Park Benjamin - Mechanical engineering - 1880
...English grams and pounds : The Unit of Mechanical Work in this country is the foot-pound — that is, the force necessary to raise one pound weight one...in opposition to the force of gravity. A horsepower ia equal to 33,000 Ibs. raised to the height of one foot in one minute of time. In France the kiloyrammetre...
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The engineer's handy-book: Containing a full explanation of the steam-engine ...

Stephen Roper - Technology & Engineering - 1889 - 675 pages
...and kilometres per second are employed. Unit of work. — In this country and in England, the unit of work is usually the foot-pound, viz., the force necessary...force of gravity. A horse-power is equal to 33,000 pounds raised to a height of one foot in one minute of time. In France the kilogrammetre is the unit...
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Hand-book of Modern Steam Fire-engines: Including the Running, Care and ...

Stephen Roper - Fire engines - 1889 - 413 pages
...and kilometres per second are employed. Unit of Work. — In this country and in England the unit of work is usually the foot-pound, viz., the force necessary...opposition to the force of gravity. A horse-power is equal Vi 33,000 pounds raised to a height of one foot in one 'nute of time. u France the kilogrammetre is...
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