Hello All!(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

My professor in thermodynamics showed us the proof of the Carnot theory using integrals and a temp vs. entropy plot for a heat engine cycle. We haven't actually learned about entropy yet, so can someone help me understand how this translates into the coefficient of performance β for a heat pump? We were given the rule that β≤β(Carnot) for heat pumps and refrigerators, but I can't prove this is true on my own. Any explanation is appreciated :)

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**

# Prove:β (heat pump) is always less or equal to β(Carnot HP)

Know someone interested in this topic? Share a link to this question via email,
Google+,
Twitter, or
Facebook

Have something to add?

- Similar discussions for: Prove:β (heat pump) is always less or equal to β(Carnot HP)

Loading...

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**