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Homework Help: Energy transformation Chain

  1. Apr 10, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    When the synthesizer Iimaginary device is used on solar power, describe, in simplest terms, the chain of energy transformations required. As well describe the chain for the original synthesizer running on electric power.

    2. Relevant equations

    I'm not to familiar with chain for solar power? But I do think I got the one for the original electric power synthesizer

    3. The attempt at a solution

    original assuming electricity from a coal fired plant:

    Chemical energy to Thermal energy to Mechanical work to Electricity to thermal energy to radiation.
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  3. Apr 11, 2009 #2


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    Any of these steps present in the solar cell?

    But the question is ambiguous to me. Solar power is a broad term, you can use solar radiation to heat the water...
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