Horsepower (was Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Solomon Taibi (
14 Oct 1995 16:04:57 GMT

In <45jpra$2l5@cnn.Princeton.EDU> davelee@davelee (David H. Lee)
>: Methinks that any who advocates metric numbers is in the wrong
>: business.
>Okay, lets see *you* do classical mechanics and E&M using imperial
>Hmmm lbs.. is that force or mass? hmm. whats a slug?
>horsepower?! what does a horse have to do with power?

Must be you never met a horse.
1 Horsepower == 33,000 foot/pound/minutes
Sounds about right to me.

Admittedly I prefer metric, but let's not be snide about it.

S. Taibi