Schismatic Act V. Antiplot in a Dark and Empty Theatre: Reech’s Discovery and Burial of a Too General Theory, and His Failure to Reduce It
For a given gas, through each point of the V-p quadrant passes one and only one isotherm and one and only one adiabat. [He assumes tacitly that they decussate.]
Carnot’s General Axiom: The work L(b) done by a fluid body in undergoing a Carnot cycle b is determined by its operating temperatures θ+ and θ− and by the heat absorbed C+(b) on the isotherm at the higher temperature θ+. That work is the same in all Carnot cycles that can correspond to the three quantities θ+, θ−, and C+(b).
KeywordsThermodynamic Potential Universal Function Fundamental Relation Constitutive Function Carnot Cycle
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