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Power

Power is the amount of work (W) done per unit time (t), so P = W/t.

Since W = Fd and v = d/t we may write: P = Fd/t or Fv.

Thus power can also be expressed as the product of the applied force and the velocity of the object.

The unit of power is the watt (w).

1 w = J/s = N m/s = kg m2/s3