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To increase the efficiency of a heat engine, would it be

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 24E

To increase the efficiency of a heat engine, would it be preferable to produce the same temperature increment by increasing the temperature of the reservoir while maintaining the temperature of the sink constant, or to decrease the temperature of the sink while maintaining the temperature of the reservoir constant? Explain.

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Solution 24E Step 1: The efficiency of a heat engine, = 1 - (T /C )H Where, T -C mperature of the cold reservoir TH Temperature of the hot reservoir We can increase the efficiency of a heat engine by two ways.

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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