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ERIC Number: EJ945888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
A Conspectus on U.S. Energy
Hayden, Howard C.
Physics Teacher, v49 n8 p497-501 Nov 2011
An athlete sitting on a bicycle seat can produce about 100 watts of useful power on a long-term basis. After 10 hours, the athlete produces 1000 watt-hours, or one kilowatt-hour (kWh). While some people balk at the notion of having to pay (say) 8.5 cents rather than their present 8 cents for that kilowatt-hour, what would they have to pay the athlete for 10 hours of hard labor? And what would it cost for that kWh if we had to do nothing more than feed the athlete? (Contains 8 figures.)
Descriptors: Energy, Physics, Fuels
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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