Question
A gas-cooled nuclear reactor operates between hot and cold reservoir temperatures of $700^\circ\textrm{C}$ and $27.0^\circ\textrm{C}$ . (a) What is the maximum efficiency of a heat engine operating between these temperatures? (b) Find the ratio of this efficiency to the Carnot efficiency of a standard nuclear reactor (found in Example 15.4).
1. $0.692$
2. $1.45$
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