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Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire: And Other Papers on the Second Law of Thermodynamics
by Sadi Carnot
The title essay,along with other papers in this volume, laid the foundation of modern thermodynamics. Highly readable, "Reflections" contains no arguments that depend on calculus,examining the relation between heat and work in terms ofheat in steam engines, air-engines, and an internal combustion machine. Translation of 1890 edition. ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 3rd 2005 by Dover Publications
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