horsepower

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Asked by Jun 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

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what really is the horsepower? Is it a ratio of weight to attainable speed?
and what is its relation to torque?

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5,045

The mechanical horsepower, also known as imperial horsepower, of exactly 550 foot-pounds per second is approximately equivalent to 745.7 watts.

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