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Practical heat engines

Andrew M. Steane

in Thermodynamics: A complete undergraduate course

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198788560
eISBN:
9780191830426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198788560.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Heat engines used for power generation and other purposes are introduced. The Stirling engine and the internal combustion engine are described, and the Otto cycle explained. The maximum work theorem ... More


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