Lesson: Mechanical Power Physics
In this lesson, we will learn how to calculate the power required for a force to do an amount of work on an object in an amount of time.
A train engine does work at a rate of 5,000 W. How much time will this engine take to do 125 J of work?
A rocket moves vertically upward at a constant speed of 18 m/s. The weight of the rocket is 250 kN. What is the power supplied by the rocket’s engines? Give your answer in megawatts.
A horse pulls a cart for 50 seconds. The work done by the force applied by the horse during this time is 37,500 J. What is the power supplied by the horse?