Horsepower to Watt
How James Watts Got the People to Understand
He Needed a Way to Get Their Attention!
James needed a way to get the people's attention because he just came up with a new improved steam engine. He needed to get the people to see that is very similar to what they use now. He decided to do an experimente with pony because that is what they are used to. He found out that a pony could do 22,000 ft-lb of work in a minute.he figured that the average horse was has powerful a 1.5 ponies.He multiplied the power of one pony 22,000 by 1.5 and called it one horse power.