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Old Oct 06, 2012, 12:50 PM
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Thrust = mass_flow_rate * (Vexhaust - Vflight)
Pideal = mass_flow_rate * 0.5*(Vexhaust^2 - Vflight^2)

where Pideal is the ideal or absolute minimum power or energy rate required by whatever is accelerating the air, either a propeller, fan, or jet engine core.
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