# Displacement Power

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

Displacement power, abbreviated as P or P_d, is the amount of power required to displace an object a certain distance over time with a known force.  The calculator below determines what the required power is given the inputs on the shown equation.

## Displacement power formula

$$\large{ P = \frac {F}{\delta} \; t }$$
Symbol English Metric
$$\large{ P }$$ = power $$\large{\frac{ft-lbf}{sec}}$$ $$\large{W}$$
$$\large{ F }$$ = force $$\large{ lbf }$$ $$\large{ N }$$
$$\large{ \delta }$$  (Greek symbol delta) = displacement $$\large{ ft }$$ $$\large{ m }$$
$$\large{ t }$$ = time $$\large{ sec }$$ $$\large{ s }$$