Power: Definition and Mathematics


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Which one of the formulas best describes ''power''?

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1. What is the standard unit of power?

2. To do twice as much work in the same amount of time, how much power is required?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several considerations to take into account when calculating power, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of the components of the calculation as well as its execution.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Standard units of power
  • Calculating how much power is required in different situations
  • What defines power

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allows students to test the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately describe power
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to calculate power
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the power required to do work

Additional Learning

To learn more about power and work, review the accompanying lesson Power: Definition and Mathematics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define work
  • Define power
  • Know the unit of power
  • Understand how to calculate power