Carnot engine

Carnot engine

[kär′nō ′en·jən]
(mechanical engineering)
An ideal, frictionless engine which operates in a Carnot cycle.
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In the argument, Einstein employed a Carnot engine with two heat reservoirs, denoted by Uo and U and originally 'at rest' with the same (rest) temperature To, to illustrate how heat is transferred between them, if U is accelerated to a velocity adiabatically along with an auxiliary machine.
Ahlborn; Efficiency of a Carnot Engine at Maximum Power Output.
Thomson looked at the first, isothermal stroke of a Carnot engine.
In effect, the demon transfers heat from the cold chamber to the hot chamber and builds a Carnot engine to perform work.
Wu; Effect of Heat Transfer Law on the Performance of a Generalized Irreversible Carnot Engine, J.