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# What is the difference between horsepower and torque?

Horsepower and torque measure different things. Horsepower is a measurement of the power of the rate at which work is done. Torque measures the rotating force around an axis. However, horsepower and torque are related by an equation: horsepower equals torque multiplied by angular speed.

Continue ReadingFor a rotating engine with a lever arm, the torque is equal to length of the lever arm multiplied by the force pushing against the arm. This is then multiplied by the sine of the angle between the force vector and the arm. As angular speed is generally measured in radians per second, a more conventional expression of the speed of a rotating engine is in revolutions per second. Torque multiplied by revolutions per minute, divided by the constant 5252, yields an engine's power in units of horsepower.

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## How many pounds of thrust are in one horsepower?

A: The Oxford Dictionary defines horsepower as a unit of power equal to 550 foot-pounds per second. Because horsepower represents the total produced power of ... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How is horsepower calculated?

A: The formula to calculate horsepower is torque in pound-foot units multiplied by rotational speed and divided by 5,252. The formula changes when torque is i... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How many amps are in 1 horsepower?

A: There is no direct conversion for determining the amount of amps in 1 horsepower. In order to convert between the two, it is necessary to know the voltage ... Full Answer >Filed Under: -
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## How do you convert cubic centimeters to horsepower?

A: Cubic centimeters cannot be converted to horsepower because they are two different units of measurement. Cubic centimeters is the standard unit of volume u... Full Answer >Filed Under: