posted by anonymous .
If a gasoline engine has an efficiency of 21 percent and loses 780 J to the cooling system and exhaust during each cycle, how much work is done by the engine?
Is it 3709.5???
Chemical energy in (as fuel and oxygen) = Work out + Heat out
21% is the ratio of Work out to Chemical energy in. That means that 79% is the ratio (Heat)out/(Chemical E)in.
The ratio of (work)out to (heat)out is 21/79
W/Q = .21/.79 = 21/79 = W/780 J
W = (780/79)*21 = ?