What is a Watt???
11-04-2011, 05:19 AM
RE: What is a Watt???
"Elsewhere" I have been told that my understanding as described above is incorrect because,
a watt has a hidden term within it of per second.
So, a Watt includes time, and therefore I am wrong.
I genuinely can not see that a Watt does have a hidden term of per second in it.
That is my point, and IF correct it is a rather massive point....
I think of it like this.
A pint is a pint. It is an amount. ie, a Watt.
A pint per minute is a flow. ie, a Joule per second.
Now the two above do equal each other, but they are not the same, THIS IS THE POINT.
That a watt and a joule per second equal each other does not necessarily give a Watt a hidden time term.
So, it comes down to does the = sign in Watt = Joule per second mean,
equivalent to or the same as.
I say equivalent to.
Most people at present seem to believe it means the same as (ie there is a hidden time term in a Watt),
which is a totally different "thing", and a very subtle difference.
A subtle difference that could, if correct, have massive repercussions....
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
(and hence clamorous to be led to safety)
by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken.
The hobgoblins have to be imaginary so that
"they" can offer their solutions, not THE solutions.
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