Kelvin's formula

Kelvin's formula

[′kel·vənz ‚fȯr·myə·lə]
(electromagnetism)
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He modified Kelvin's formula in two ways--first, by adopting the convention that heat added is considered to be positive, and heat removed negative; second, he recognized that heat might be added and removed at several points during the cycle.