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General Category => Maths, Geometry, Physics and others => Topic started by: tpone on March 25, 2008, 13:52:38 PM

I have seen a gadget that can calculate the current HP of a car using only the acceleration (and some parameters of course).
is this possible? it accurate? Or just a selelr's trick?

It is simple maths...
E = 0.5 * m * v^2
Where m=mass, v=speed.
An object running with m having mass m carries energy E.
P = E / t (for continuous power)
Where t=time and P=power
So, using acceleration (which is is counted in speed/time^2) you finally, after some cooking, you get to the point you want. You only need to know the mass of the car but that's easy.
Also, take care of the units to use with these formulas
I have not test it but i have faith in maths ;)

So i guess this proves it can be done.
And if for example we say that for mass we have 900Kgs (as an average for all cars) or 12001300 for luxus or 1800 for jeeps, then it is that simple...
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How strange all things complex together using simple maths ::)

absolutely!