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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. Step 2: If we increase the temperature of the hot reservoir by keeping the temperature of the cold reservoir as constant, it will increase the efficiency of the heat engine. But we need an additional heat input into the hot reservoir to increase the temperature.

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

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