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RE: oh well!(kaboom)

>Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 08:42:51 -0400 (EDT)
>From: "Graydon D. Stuckey" <graydon@apollo.kettering.edu>
>Subject: RE: oh well!(kaboom)
>On Fri, 24 Jul 1998, Jeffrey J. Goggin wrote:
>> Actually, this sounds a bit low to me ... after all, one gallon of gas will
>> propel one ton of car 40 miles or more!  ;^)
>But if you remember your physics, if you don't raise or lower an object,
>no work has been done.  :-)
>Gasoline is 19,000 (roughly) BTU/gal or BTU/lbmass.  I think it is

Has physics changed in the long years since I slept through it ;-)

As to BTU/gal: something around 100,000 BTU/gal is in line with the energy
content of many hydrocarbon fuels. That means a gallon of gas should have
enough energy to raise the temperature of Brett's '91 200q from 80 deg F up
to about 400 deg. F.

Oh, I forgot: Panther Black? So make that around 500 deg F. :-)

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