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Mechanical power

Mechanical power (P) is the quotient of mechanical work (A) by time (t). The SI unit of measurement is watts (W).

Mechanical work (A) is performed when a force (F) causes movement in time (s) in the direction of the force applied.


With respect to rotational movement, mechanical power is the product of torque (T) and angular velocity (ω) (see Rotational speed).