Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics 8th Edition

Published by Wiley
ISBN 10: 1118412931
ISBN 13: 978-1-11841-293-0

Chapter 5 - Checking Understanding - Page 278: 33



Work Step by Step

First law of thermodynamics works on energy conservation principle. Energy conversion from heat to work while interacting only single reservoir doesn't violates first law as Q=W, however, it violates second law, Kelvin-Planck statement which states that β€œit is impossible to construct an engine, which is operating in a cycle produces no other effect except to external heat from a single reservoir and do equivalent amount of work."
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