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Old 11-08-2009, 11:52 PM   #20 (permalink)
Mustang Dave
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so, if doubling your speed takes 4 times the power, roughly speaking,...
Doubling the speed takes 8 times the power. Power is proportional to the cube of the speed, not the square.
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