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Homework Help: Carnot cycle and max work

  1. Oct 24, 2004 #1
    Pls who can help me with this following problem?

    A real heat engine operates between temperatures Tc and Th. During a certain time, an amount Qc of heat is released to the cold reservoir. During that time, what is the maximum amount of work that the engine might have performed?

    Thank you
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  3. Oct 24, 2004 #2


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    Use the definition of the efficiency of the engine of your title. :smile:
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