Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-134-98855-8
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Chapter 19 - Exercises and Problems - Page 361: 17


No, it cannot

Work Step by Step

We will consider a high body temperature (313 K) and a very low outside temperature (260 K). We find: $e=1- \frac{260}{313}=17 \% $ Even in this extreme example, the efficiency remains much lower than the body's efficiency. Thus, the body is not a heat engine.
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