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Power & Efficiency,kinetics,mechanics revision notes from A-level Maths Tutor

Power & Efficiency,kinetics,mechanics revision notes from A-level Maths Tutor

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Power is by definition the rate of working while efficiency is the ratio of useful work out divided by total work done, expressed as a percentage.here you will find many worked examples to illustrate these concepts.
Power is by definition the rate of working while efficiency is the ratio of useful work out divided by total work done, expressed as a percentage.here you will find many worked examples to illustrate these concepts.

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Kinetics : Power & Efficiency
PowerPower is by definition the rate of working.Since
work = force x distance moved
, it follows that :ExampleA military tank of mass 20 metric tonnes moves up a 30
o
hill at a uniform speed of 5 ms
-1
.If all the frictional forces opposing motion total 5000N, what is the power delivered by theengine?(g = 10ms
-2
, answer in kW)If the tank is moving at constant speed then the forces forwards are balanced by theforces backwards.m is the tank's mass, then mgsin30
o
is the component of the weight down the hillR is the total of resistive forces down the hillT is the tractive force forwards up the hillmgsin30
o
+ R = TT = (20,000 x 10 x 0.5) + 5000 = 105,000Npower = force x speedpower of tank engine = 105,000 x 5 = 525,000WAns. 525 kW
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