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College Physics

10th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285737027
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College Physics

10th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285737027

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Chapter 12, Problem 31P
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A heat engine operates between a reservoir at 25°C and one at 375°C. What is the maximum efficiency possible for this engine?

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Chapter 12 Solutions

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