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    Re: Definition: Force vs Power
    From: Walter Guinon
    Date: 2003 Apr 24, 06:00 -0700

    Force = mass X acceleration
    Power = velocity X force
    > squared
    --- David Weilacher  wrote:
    > Recently, we were discussing effect of wind and current.  Actually, I believe
    > we still are.
    > It was suggested that Force = mass X velocity.  Also, that Power = velocity
    > squared.  (or is it mass X velocity X velocity?)
    > First, is this stated properly by me.
    > Second,  can these notions be expressed in a way that my uneducated brain can
    > grasp?
    > Well, an unfair question. How could you possibly know what my brain will
    > grasp?  It is even a mystery to me.
    > A clue might be that I had no trouble visuallizing George H. dragging his 4
    > ft board through the water behind his submarine.  Perhaps this example could
    > be expanded  to relate the difference between force and power.
    > Dave Weilacher
    > .US Coast Guard licensed captain
    > .    #889968
    > .ASA instructor evaluator and celestial
    > .    navigation instructor #990800
    > .IBM AS400 RPG contract programmer
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