The Effect Of Temperature Difference On The Carnot Efficiency Theorem

We performed an experiment that used electricity as the way to increase the temperature difference of a Thermal Efficiency Apparatus to find actual and Carnot efficiencies. Our hypothesis stated that by increasing the temperature at which a resistor operates at within the device, the actual efficiency and Carnot efficiency will increase an equal amount proportionally. Our end results show that the Carnot Efficiency Theorem holds untrue when changing the temperature of the system. With the increase in temperature, actual efficiency further deviates from Carnot efficiency.

Research Done By:

Stanley Moy
Sterling Heights High School

Russell Pong
Sterling Heights High School