Power

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Definition

The power due to an applied force is defined as the work done by that force per unit time. Instantaneous power refers to the differential of the work done with respect to time, and average power over a time period refers to the ratio of the total work done to the total time.

Units and dimensions

Question Answer
Scalar or vector? Scalar
Instantaneous or time-cumulative? Instantaneous in one interpretation, time-cumulative in another interpretation
MLT dimensions? ML^2T^{-3}: MLT;1;2;-3
SI units? W (Watt), equal to kgm^2/s^3 or J/s (Joules per second) or Nm/s (Newton-meters per second)