An inventor claims to have developed a device with the following properties:
net work output per cycle = 20,000 J
heat output per cycle = 50,000 J
high temperature = 450 C
low temperature = 160 C
Calculate the heat input per cycle.
ΔETH = W + Q
efficiency max = 1 - (Tc/Th)
The Attempt at a Solution
I tried taking efficiency max, which I got 0.40111, and dividing the heat output by that to get 124,654 J. I'm not sure if that's what I'm supposed to be doing, still confused on this.
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