Are Power And Energy The Same? (RESOLVED!)

An engine is what determines how powerful a car can generate power. (This is different from the thermal power which measures how quickly it burns gasoline). The amount of gasoline contained in the tank also determines how energy it has. An engine’s ability to burn gasoline for long periods of time without running out of fuel is determined by how much it has. The more power the engine is using (like when driving fast or revving the engine to accelerate quickly), the shorter the amount of time the chemical energy available in the gasoline will last 😊 Here’s a page on tricks for improving fuel economy 😊 [1]
Did you see how I snuck the term “power” into that last paragraph? Here’s the critical difference between it and energy: while energy measures the total quantity of work done, it doesn’t say how fast you can get the work done. You could move a loaded semi-trailer across the country with a lawnmower engine if you didn’t care how long it had taken. Other things being equal, the tiny engine would do the same amount of work as the truck’s big one. It would also produce the same amount. Energy and burn the same amount of fuel. However, a larger engine can produce more power so that it is able to do the job quicker. A measure of the energy produced or consumed. Power can also be described as power. Say this ten times: “Power and energy are not the same thing! Power is energy per unit of time.” (last edited 74 days ago by Shaquina Crenshaw from Nottingham, United Kingdom) [2]
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Many times when people are talking about energy, they’re really referring to electricity – typically generation and usage. The movement of electrons is what produces electricity. And there are two kinds: Static, like when your kid’s socks stick to his blanket when you pull laundry out of the dryer; and current, the kind supplied and accessed from the outlets in your home. You can convert electricity to any other form of energy such as light from a bulb. Space heater Warmth, movement, (fans or blenders), makes it extremely easy to use. Rashawn Bernstein (Bukavu in Dr Congo) last edited this page 59 days back [3]
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According to the experts at kirbyelectric.comEnergy is the work involved, but power describes how quickly one can do that work. Power is the speed at which something can create or consume energy. Imagine you’re planning to take a road trip across the country. There are two options for transportation: a sport car or a horse-drawn carriage. Both can cross the country if all other conditions are the same. But the sport car is more capable than the horse to complete this task. This means the vehicle can move the energy faster than the horse. A sports car can move faster because it has a greater power level. Ioanna Eller, Monrovia (Liberia) last edited this page 95 days ago [4]
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References to Article

  1. https://energyeducation.ca/encyclopedia/Energy_vs_power
  2. https://cleantechnica.com/2015/02/02/power-vs-energy-explanation/
  3. https://mrelectric.com/blog/are-electricity-energy-and-power-the-same-thing
  4. https://www.kirbyelectric.com/electricity-energy-power-difference/
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