Carnot engine

Carnot engine
an engine using a Carnot cycle of operations.

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  • Carnot, Nicolas-Léonard-Sadi — (1796 1832)    physicist, military engineer    The son of lazare nicolas marguerite carnot, Nicolas Léonard sadi Carnot was born in Paris, where he was educated at the École polytechnique. Nicolas Carnot was responsible for first discovering the… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

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