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Carnot engine plss teach me

  1. Oct 17, 2007 #1
    i have this example problem...and i want to know how to answer this problem :confused:

    a carnot engine is operated with its maximum temperature equal to 700K and 300kW were rejected. what is the sink temperature, if 450kW enters at the upper temperature.

    tanx for your help..
     
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  3. Oct 18, 2007 #2

    Gokul43201

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    What have you tried so far?
     
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  4. Oct 18, 2007 #3
    actually i have no idea what carnot engine is all about...i look for some formula but its not related with the problem...:frown:
     
  5. Oct 18, 2007 #4

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    You can not go about learning science by plugging numbers into formulae without understanding the principle involved. You must first understand what a Carnot Engine is before you can attempt to answer this question.

    I'm sure the recommended textbook for your course will cover this.

    Additional reference: http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/152.mf1i.spring02/CarnotEngine.htm
     
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