Horsepower

The unit of work is foot-pound (ft-lb), which is the amount of work required to lift a 1-lb object 1 ft off the ground. For practical purposes, we consider the amount of work being done. It is more valuable, obviously, to be able to work faster; that is, for economic reasons, we consider the rate at which work is being done (i.e., power or ft-lb/s). At some point, the horse was determined to be the ideal work animal; it could move 550 pounds 1 foot in 1 second, which is considered to be equivalent to 1 horsepower:

A pump performs work while it pushes a certain amount of water at a given pressure. The two basic terms for horsepower are (1) hydraulic horsepower and (2) brake horsepower.

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