Asked Feb 21, 2020

An inefficient machine is said to “waste energy.” Does this mean that energy is actually lost? Explain.


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Energy conservation law is a universal law. According to this, energy can be neither created nor destroyed. It means that total energy of an isolated system is always constant. So, in the light of energy conservation law, the term ‘energy lost’ is incorrect. Energy actually transform one form to other only


A machine is said to be inefficient or ‘wasting energy’ in the sense that energy is not converted into expected or required form of energy. In other words, when energy is converted into...

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