(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

An electric generating station is designed to have an electric output power 1.20 MW using a turbine with two-thirds the efficiency of a Carnot engine. The exhaust energy is transferred by heat into a cooling tower at 98°C.

(a) Find the rate at which the station exhausts energy by heat, as a function of the fuel combustion temperature Th.

(b) Find the exhaust power for Th = 838°C.

(c) Find the value of Th for which the exhaust power would be only half as large as in part (b).

2. Relevant equations

P=W/t e= 1- tc/th

3. The attempt at a solution

ok i really dont know where to start on this one

any kind of help would be appreciated..thanks!

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# 2nd Law of Thermodynamics

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