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The Carnot Engine and Limits of Efficiency

Lecture no. 19 from the course: Thermodynamics: Four Laws That Move the Universe

The Carnot Engine and Limits of Efficiency

Taught by Professor Jeffrey C. Grossman | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Study heat engines and their design limits for converting heat into work. The maximum possible efficiency in a heat engine is defined by the Carnot engine, an unattainable ideal whose properties illustrate the second law of thermodynamics.

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