Work output from any process comes at a price. That price is the energy input required to drive the process.
A fact of reality (also called the Second Law of Thermodynamics) is that the input energy is always greater than the output work.
In this activity, you'll determine how much work is really obtained from the batteries in a radio controlled race car?
Before the Activity
Use these assessment questions before and after the activity.
During the Activity
All instructions required for the activity are included in the attached document. Though the instructions are step-by-step for the TI-73, you can adapt them to any other calculator such as the TI-84.
After the Activity
Use some of the pre-assessment questions as post-assessment for this activity.