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Illustration Power Supplied to a System and Usable Power Gained

Power Supplied to a System and Usable Power Gained
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A machine (shown as a box) converts one form of energy into another and thus has a certain conversion efficiency \(\eta\). Here a certain power \(P_-\) is supplied to the machine and it converts (with losses) the supplied power into usable power \(P_+\) (e.g. electric power).