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Definition of: Carnot cycle

(kär·nō) Physics.
A thermodynamic cycle consisting of four reversible changes in the operation of an ideal heat engine working at maximum efficiency. [after N. L. S. Carnot, 1796–1832, French physicist]

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ideal Carnot cycle
Carnot cycle efficiency
theoretical Carnot cycle
Carnot cycle s

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