College Physics (4th Edition)

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 0073512141
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-214-3

Chapter 15 - Conceptual Questions - Page 565: 1


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No, the coefficient of performance of heat pump cannot be 1, a the coefficient of performance is the ratio of the desired effect from the heat pump to the power consumed by the heat pump. Thus it cannot be 1.
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