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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300

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11th Edition
Raymond A. Serway + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305952300
Textbook Problem

Is it possible to construct a heat engine that creates no thermal pollution?

To determine
Whether it is possible to construct a heat engine that creates no thermal pollution.

Explanation

Heat engine is an engine that takes in energy as heat and partially converts it into other forms like electrical and mechanical energies.

The heat engine that creates no thermal pollution should be an engine with no energy is expelled to the cold reservoir. The efficiency of heat engine is given by,

e=1|Qc||Qh|

  • Qc is the heat given

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