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Name: Carnot’s Perfect Heat Engine: The Second Law of Thermodynamics Restated
ID: m42235
Language: English (en)
Summary:
  • Identify a Carnot cycle.
  • Calculate maximum theoretical efficiency of a nuclear reactor.
  • Explain how dissipative processes affect the ideal Carnot engine.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: Carnot cycle, Carnot efficiency, Carnot engine, Dissipative processes, Ideal engine
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org)
Copyright Holders: Rice University (daniel@openstaxcollege.org)
Maintainers: OpenStax College (info@openstaxcollege.org), OSC Physics Maintainer (info@openstaxcollege.org)

Latest version: 1.3 (history)
First publication date: Dec 29, 2011 2:07 pm +0000
Last revision to module: Jun 6, 2012 1:22 pm +0000

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Version: 1.4 Sep 9, 2013 12:04 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
Changes:
fixed solution

Version: 1.3 Jun 6, 2012 1:22 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer Currently viewing this version.
Changes:
consistency, LO, image cropping

Version: 1.2 May 11, 2012 10:46 am +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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Version: 1.1 Dec 29, 2011 2:07 pm +0000 by OSC Physics Maintainer
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