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The Carnot Cycle


The Carnot Cycle

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This java applet show you the physics processes of a Carnot heat engine. Carnot cycle is a four stage reversible sequence consisting of 1. adiabatic compression 2. isothermal expansion at high temperature T2 3. adiabatic expansion 4. isothermal compression at low temperature T1 5. back to stage 1 and continue.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: January 23, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 09, 2011
Submitter: Mark Rockley


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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