Carnot Principle

  • Mário J. de Oliveira
Part of the Graduate Texts in Physics book series (GTP)


When two bodies are placed in thermal contact, the hotter body gives off heat to the colder body. As long as the temperatures are different, there will be a flow of heat between them. After a while, the temperature becomes equal and the heat flow ceases. From that moment on the bodies are in thermal equilibrium.


Isothermal Compression Heat Engine Adiabatic Compression Adiabatic Process Isothermal Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mário J. de Oliveira
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  1. 1.Instituto de FisicaUniversidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil

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