Answer to Question #8244 in Molecular Physics | Thermodynamics for Frank Omorogbe
An engine absorbs 2000J of heat from a hot reservoir and expels 750J to a cold reservoir during each operating cycle. What is the efficiency of the engine?
The efficiency of the engine is the ratio between the heat expelled to a cold reservoir and the heat absorbed from a hot reservoir:
& alpha; = 750J / 2000J = 0.375.