HW8 - electrical energy. How many kilograms of water must...

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1) Estimate the maximum speed of a horse. Assume the horse is 1.8 m tall and 0.5m wide. 2) In a hydroelectric dam, water falls 25 m and then spins a turbine to generate electricity. a. What is U of 1.0 kg of water? b. Suppose the dam is 80% efficient at converting the water's potential energy to
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Unformatted text preview: electrical energy. How many kilograms of water must pass through the turbines each second to generate 50 MW of electricity? This is a typical value for a small hydroelectric dam. ....
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This note was uploaded on 05/20/2008 for the course PHYS 161 taught by Professor Hammer during the Spring '07 term at Maryland.

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