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Problem: A Carnot heat engine operates between a high-temperature reservoir at TH = 800 K and a low-temperature reservoir at TC = 200 K. In one cycle the engine rejects 400 J of heat energy to the low temperature reservoir. How much work does the engine perform in one cycle?(a) 900 J(b) 1200 J(c) 225 J(d) 300 J(e) 1500 J(f) 2000 J(g) none of the above answers

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A Carnot heat engine operates between a high-temperature reservoir at T= 800 K and a low-temperature reservoir at T= 200 K. In one cycle the engine rejects 400 J of heat energy to the low temperature reservoir. How much work does the engine perform in one cycle?

(a) 900 J

(b) 1200 J

(c) 225 J

(d) 300 J

(e) 1500 J

(f) 2000 J

(g) none of the above answers

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