Essential University Physics: Volume 1 (3rd Edition)

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Chapter 19 - For Thought and Discussion: 5

Answer

Gasoline is converted to kinetic energy.

Work Step by Step

With irreversible processes, once the energy is converted, it cannot be easily be converted back. Since the kinetic energy of the pistons cannot be easily converted to fossil fuels, this is an irreversible process. Note, there are many correct answers to this question, and this is just one example.
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