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Automotive Technology: A Systems A...

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Jack Erjavec + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133612315
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Automotive Technology: A Systems A...

6th Edition
Jack Erjavec + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133612315

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Chapter
Section
Chapter 3, Problem 24RQ
Textbook Problem

All these statements about energy and energy conversion are true, except

  1. thermal energy may be defined as light energy

  • chemical to thermal energy conversion occurs when gasoline burns
  • mechanical energy' is defined as the ability to do work
  • mechanical to electrical energy conversion occurs when the engine drives the generator
  • Expert Solution
    To determine

    The incorrect statement about energy and its conversion.

    Explanation of Solution

    Given information:

    All these statements about energy and energy conversion are true, except ____.

    a. Thermal energy may be defined as light energy

    b. Chemical to thermal energy conversion occurs when gasoline burns.

    c. Mechanical energy is defined as the ability to do work.

    d. Mechanical to electrical energy conversion occurs when the engine drives the generator.

    Statement (a) is incorrect as thermal energy is higher grade energy when compared to light energy. Light energy cannot be used in generation of thermal power.

    When gasoline burns chemical reactions takes place inside the combustion chamber which gives rise to thermal energy...

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