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Tue January 29, 2013 By:
 

please explain me Carnot cycle& Carnot reversible engine with full derivation

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Tue January 29, 2013
Carnot Cycle is an example of a reversible heat engine.
It consist of 4 basic steps:
1. Isothermal Compression: compression maintaining the same temperature
2. Adiabatic Compression: com[pression avoiding any heat exchange
3. Isothermal Expansion: expansion maintaining the same temperature
4. Adiabatic Expansion: expansion avoiding any heat exchange
 
its derivation can be understood as follows:
in this cycle:
Q1/Q2 = T1/T2
 
and we can find the efficiency easily as work done per unit het supplied.
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