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Re: Why do we still confuse KW and KWH?

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:57 pm
by LeftieBiker
Newtonian physics fails to accurately describe the universe in small part because there is no stationary object anywhere. The concept of lack of motion is just an artifact of living on a planetary body. That makes one of the basic assumptions of Newtonian physics false. All motion is relative, and everything is in motion.

Re: Why do we still confuse KW and KWH?

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:28 pm
by css28

Re: Why do we still confuse KW and KWH?

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:54 pm
by DaveinOlyWA
All this can be solved quite easily by rating stations by peak amperage.

Re: Why do we still confuse KW and KWH?

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:59 pm
by SageBrush
^^
You may be a slug, or you may be a Newton,
But either way f = m*a applies

Re: Why do we still confuse KW and KWH?

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:48 pm
by goldbrick
SageBrush wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:59 pm
f = m*a applies
Funny. That's about all I told my son when he drove off to study for his Phd in physics. I think he was amused but it is a very important concept to keep in mind while driving. Not only for safety's sake but for the longevity of the car itself.

Re: Why do we still confuse KW and KWH?

Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:45 am
by SageBrush
goldbrick wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:48 pm
SageBrush wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:59 pm
f = m*a applies
Funny. That's about all I told my son when he drove off to study for his Phd in physics. I think he was amused but it is a very important concept to keep in mind while driving. Not only for safety's sake but for the longevity of the car itself.
Momentum is more immediate :o