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Calculating Horsepower, RPM, and Torque

Calculating Horsepower, RPM, and Torque

This interactive presentation, created by James Bourassa and John Rosz for the Electromechanical Digital Library, discusses the calculation of horsepower, RPMs, and torque. Bourassa and Rosz begin by providing detailed definitions of all three topics and then provide mathematical examples for computing each measure. Once this basic explanation is complete, the authors allow students to practice these theories in a set of self-correcting quiz questions. Bourassa and Rosz explain each using helpful interactive flash animations. These are not only useful in explanation, but they allow the student to more fully engage with the topic. Overall, this is a nice introduction to calculating horsepower, RPMs, and torque. This could be a valuable learning resource in everything from a physics to a technical education classroom.

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