# Physics

posted by .

The temperature in an electric oven is 160°C. The temperature at the outer surface in the kitchen is 50°C. The oven ( surface area = 1.6 m2) is insulated with material that has a thickness of 0.02 m and a thermal conductivity of 0.045 J/s.m.C°. (a) How much energy is used to operate the oven for six hours?(b) At the price of \$0.1/kw-hr for electrical energy, what is the cost of operating the oven?

• Physics -

• Physics -

Calculate the heat loss rate through the walls, using
P = (surface area)*k*(110C)/0.02 m
where k is the thermal conducticity

Convert watts (J/s) to kilowatts. Multiply the number of kW by 6h to get the number of kW-hr.

That is the energy required for steady state ooperation for 6 hours. There will be an additional amount required to heat up the oven - probably a few percent more, depending upon the specific heat.

## Similar Questions

1. ### Physics

The temperature in an electric oven is 165°C. The temperature at the outer surface in the kitchen is 55°C. The oven (surface area = 1.6 m2) is insulated with material that has a thickness of 0.023 m and a thermal conductivity of …
2. ### Algebra

Is this correct? You are trying to decide how to most efficiently use your oven. You do not want the oven running at a high temperature whn it is not baking, but you also do not want to waste a lot of time waiting for the oven to reach
3. ### math116

The instruction manual on the industrial oven suggests your oven temperature will increase by 45 degrees Fahrenheit per minute. When the over is initially turned on, the temperature is 70 degrees Fahrenheit. What will the temperature …
4. ### Algebra

The instruction manual on the industrial oven suggests your oven temperature will increase by 45 degrees Fahrenheit per minute. When the oven is initially turned on, the temperature is 70 degrees Fahrenheit. What will the temperature …
5. ### algerbra1

2. You are trying to decide how to most efficiently use your oven. You do not want the oven running at a high temperature when you are not baking, but you also do not want to waste a lot of time waiting for the oven to reach the desired …
6. ### math problem

please help me solve The oven temperature will increase by 45 degrees Fahrenheit per minute. When the oven is initially turned on, the temperature is 70 degrees Fahrenheit. What will the temperature of the oven be after 7 minutes?
7. ### physics

A 90 cm length of steel wire with a diameter of 0.5 mm is stretched between the inside walls of an oven the wire is just taut with no tension when the temperature in the oven is 250 °C. What is the the tension force in the wire when …
8. ### physics

A 90 cm length of steel wire with a diameter of 0.5 mm is stretched between the inside walls of an oven the wire is just taut with no tension when the temperature in the oven is 250 °C. What is the the tension force in the wire when …
9. ### physics

A 90 cm length of steel wire with a diameter of 0.5 mm is stretched between the inside walls of an oven the wire is just taut with no tension when the temperature in the oven is 250 °C. What is the the tension force in the wire when …
10. ### science

The temperature of an electronic oven is 160 °C. The temperature at the outer surface of the oven in the kitchen is 50 °C. The oven (surface area = 1.6 m2) is insulated with material that has a thickness of 0.020 m and a thermal …

More Similar Questions