Question
Steam locomotives have an efficiency of 17.0% and operate with a hot steam temperature of $425^\circ\textrm{C}$. (a) What would the cold reservoir temperature be if this were a Carnot engine? (b) What would the maximum efficiency of this steam engine be if its cold reservoir temperature were $150^\circ\textrm{C}$?
1. $306^\circ\textrm{C}$
2. $0.394$
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