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Homework Help: Diffiicult Heat radiation problem

  1. Jun 12, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    N identical containers each of volume V and of negligible heat capacity are initially filled with radiations of temperatures T1,T2,...Tn.Show that if no work or heat is available from other sources,ten by operating reversible heat engines between the containers,the maximum work that can be extracted is:

    W_max=AV[Σ(Ti)^4 - [N^-(1/3)]*[Σ(Ti)^3]^(4/3)] where summation is over i=1,2,3,...n

    2. Relevant equations
    3. The attempt at a solution

    Can anyone please help me to stat with it?I got totally stuck at this.
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