Suppose you build a steam engine that exhausted 1000 J of thermal energy while performing 300 J of work. What is the energy input? What is the efficiency?
The Attempt at a Solution
Would this be correct?
Thermal E Input = work + exhaust = 300 J + 1000 J = 1,300 J
Efficiency = work output / thermal energy input = 300 J / 1,300 J = 0.231 J