Problem: The high temperature reservoir of a Carnot engine has a temperature of 227°C and the temperature of the low-temperature reservoir is 17°C. If the engine rejects an amount of heat of magnitude 320 J each cycle, how much mechanical work does the engine perform each cycle?

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The high temperature reservoir of a Carnot engine has a temperature of 227°C and the temperature of the low-temperature reservoir is 17°C. If the engine rejects an amount of heat of magnitude 320 J each cycle, how much mechanical work does the engine perform each cycle?

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