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Thermodynamics: Heat

Terms

Introduction and Summary

Heat Engines

Carnot Cycle  -  A simplified model of the cycle utilized by a heat engine to convert heat into work.
Carnot Efficiency  -  The Carnot efficiency, η C , is the ratio of the work to the input heat: η CâÉá
Carnot Inequality  -  The Carnot Inequality states that the actual efficiency of a system is at best equal to the Carnot Efficiency: ηη C .
Heat  -  Heat is the transfer of energy to a system via thermal contact with a reservoir.
Isentropic  -  At a constant entropy.
Isobaric  -  At a constant pressure.
Isothermal  -  At a constant temperature.
Work  -  Work is the transfer of energy to a system via a change in the parameters of the system.

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