The theory of CARNOT was taken up by CLAPEYRON in a memoir published in 1834. While CLAPEYRON hailed “the idea which serves as a basis of [CARNOT’s] researches” as being “both fertile and beyond question”, he deplored CARNOT’s preference for “a chain of difficult and elusive arguments” so as to arrive at “results which can be deduced easily” by mathematical analysis “from a more general law”.
KeywordsClassical Thermodynamic Adiabatic Change Intricate Argument Unfortunate Choice Theoretical Failure
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