Carnot Engine Practice Problem

Carnot Cycle Table

A Video Solution to this Worksheet is available at The Ideal Gas Carnot Cycle represents the best case for efficiency in a heat engine. In this homework problem, the Pressure and Volume are given for state 1.  Use the Ideal Gas Law to get Answer 1.  From there, use your knowledge about isothermal and adiabatic processes to find all eight pieces of missing information. I recommend doing the solution in the numerical order given, although you might be able to find a different order that also works.  Answer three requires using the Adiabatic Equality.  Answer 7 requires solving a simple simultaneous equation.