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Homework Set 12 B

Problem 20.10

A problem that uses the result we derived for the efficiency of the Carnot cycle as a function of $T_{H}$ and $T_{L}$. Don't forget to pay attention to the correct units for temperature.

Problem 20.18

Another Carnot cycle problem, but this time you will have to look at the derivation rather than just the end results.

Start from conservation of energy

$W=Q_{H}-Q_{L}$

and use the equations for the two heats to arrive at an expression that links the work done to the difference in temperature.

Now you will need to find a way to change this equation so that you only have one temperature and all other terms are known.

Problem 20.21

This time we are looking at the Otto cycle. You'll need to use the equations that link temperature and volume that are derived using the equations for an adiabatic process.

Problem 20.29

In using the Carnot cycle as a refrigerator we cool by the removal of $Q_{L}$ from the low temperature reservoir.

The first part of this question requires us to first find an amount of heat to freeze water in to ice. To do this we need to use the specific heat of water, and ice and also the latent heat of fusion for water.

We then make use of the fact that

$\frac{Q_{L}}{Q_{H}}=\frac{T_{L}}{T_{H}}$ and $Q_{H}=W+Q_{L}$ to find the amount of work that must be done.

The second part of the problem requires a similar approach, but less heat is require as you only freezing the water to $0^{o}\mathrm{C}$. Once you have the work it's pretty easy to work out the time when you know the power.

Problem 20.39

In this problem the gas expands isothermally, so we can use

$\Delta S =\frac{Q}{T}$

Our main job is to find the heat in an isothermal expansion. This is the same as the work done by the gas in the expansion. You'll need to use the ideal gas law to get the volume from the given pressure.

Problem 20.46

This is a mixing problem. The first part requires you use specific heats of the two objects coming to equal temperature to find the final temperature.

The second part requires you to find the entropy change of the system.

Each object will have an entropy change:

$\Delta S_{object}=\int \frac{dQ}{T}=mc\int_{T_{initial}}^{T_{final}}\frac{dT}{T}=mc\ln\frac{T_{final}}{T_{initial}}$

find the entropy change of each object and sum them for the total entropy.

Do not listen to Mastering Physics if it tells you in response to part A to use a certain value which is precise to 2 significant figures for part B.

The answer to part B is very sensitive to the precision of the final temperature you obtain in part A, and the problem is programmed to use the answer from part A at full precision, not rounded to two significant figures, even if it tells you otherwise.

So, work out your answer to Part A to at least two decimal places precision, enter it for Part A to significant figures, but when using it in part B use the more accurate value in your calculation or you won't get the right answer.

phy141/help/hw12b.txt · Last modified: 2010/12/11 19:11 by mdawber
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