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

Raoul Miller (
Wed, 18 Oct 1995 20:23:04 GMT

Dr John Barrow <> wrote:
>A.J.Cribbin ( wrote:
>: : In <45jpra$2l5@cnn.Princeton.EDU> davelee@davelee (David H. Lee)
>: : writes:
>: : >horsepower?! what does a horse have to do with power?
>: : >etc.
>Isn't 1 horsepower = (about) 745 W?? In that much more sensible unitary
>domain of SI.
I like the fact that the solar constant at sea level is approximately one horsepower per square yard. Always like to run that by=
some atmospheric scientists to watch them squirm. See, sometimes (very occasionally) imperial units work as well as metric.