Alexander Fufaev
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Carnot Efficiency

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Formula: Carnot Efficiency
Power Supplied to a System and Usable Power Gained
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Carnot Efficiency

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Carnot efficiency is the theoretical maximum efficiency achievable when converting thermal energy into mechanical energy.

Temperature

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Lowest temperature that occurs during the process.

Temperature

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Highest temperature that occurs during the process.
Explanation

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The Carnot efficiency \( \eta_{\text c} \) is the theoretically maximum achievable efficiency in converting heat energy \( \class{blue}{Q_-} \) into mechanical energy \( |W| \):

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The Carnot efficiency is determined by the temperature differences between the two heat reservoirs and can be regarded as the upper limit for any reversible thermodynamic process between these reservoirs:

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