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Otto's cycle

by Kork
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Kork
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Feb22-12, 09:37 AM
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I have made an Ottos Cycle graph and found the area Wnet and W12. I now have to find the efficiency η = Wnet/W12 I have found that to be 0,20 but I have no idea what this tells me about the work or anything.

I need help.
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eric2921
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Feb23-12, 01:52 AM
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If [itex]\eta[/itex]=.2 then the system is 20% efficient, that is, if you put some energy into the system, only 20% of that energy is converted into work, and the other 80 percent is lost as heat.


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