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 xxxixby Amédée Guillemin - 1877 - 741 pagesFull view - About this book
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...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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...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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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... | |
| 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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...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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...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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