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Thermodynamics (For Assignment #1 . 1 ) Energy Fun Facts This really is good for anyone in a Thermodynamics class. Refer to the following web page: http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy_fungames/energy_funfacts.html Click on unit of measure link . For all five fun facts listed in Assignment #1.1, convert the energy involved to kWh. (The kWh is the unit of electricity measured by your home meter. Typically you pay about 8 ¢ for 1 kWh of electricity.) Give a cost per kWh for each energy fact
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Unformatted text preview: (reference your source of information) By way of illustration, I have chosen crude oil. 1 barrel of crude oil is 6 million Btu of energy, which converts to about 1,760 kWh. If crude oil costs \$100 per barrel, the cost of this energy is nearly 6 ¢ per kWh. 1 gallon of gasoline, on the other hand, is 125,000 Btu of energy, or 36.6 kWh. If a gallon of gasoline sells at \$3.00, the cost of this energy is about 8 ¢ per kWh. Dr Adebiyi Page 1 5/11/2009...
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