Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321993721
ISBN 13: 978-0-32199-372-4

Chapter 16 - Exercises and Problems - Page 301: 69


a) 319/month b) 37.58/month

Work Step by Step

a) We know that the heat loss through the roof will still be 1839 Btu/h. We can find the new heat loss through the walls by using the change in surface area of the walls: $=5963\times (\frac{1506-125}{1506})=5468 \ Btu/h$ Now, we find the heat loss through the windows: $=(\frac{1}{.9}\times(2.5)(5)(10 \ windows)(50^{\circ}F)=6944 \ Btu/h$ Thus, we find: $=(6944+1839+5468)(24 h/day)(30day/month)=10.25 MBtu$ This corresponds to a cost of 356.43 dollars. However, we must also considered the energy that comes through the south windows, which we are asked to find in part b, anyways. Thus, we obtain: $=(30)(24)(30)(2.5)(5)(4\ windows)=1.08\ MBtu$ This corresponds to a cost of $\fbox{37.58 dollars per month}$ This means that the answer to part a is: $=356.43-37.58\approx\fbox{319 dollars per month}$
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