University Physics with Modern Physics (14th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321973615
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Chapter 20 - The Second Law of Thermodynamics - Problems - Discussion Questions - Page 676: Q20.6


No. Yes.

Work Step by Step

A process such as friction can convert mechanical work completely into heat. However, one statement of the second law of thermodynamics, found on page 656, states that heat cannot be converted completely into mechanical work. Some heat must remain, which is expelled to a low-temperature reservoir.
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