13c The Carnot cycle
From Stephen Beck on January 13th, 2021
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Here I introduce an example of the Carnot cycle (open using air). I show that it forms a rectangle on the T-S diagram. I then show that this is the maximum efficiency of a heat engine cycle as: 1) All of the heat addition is at the maximum temperature and 2) it encloses the maximum area on the T-S diagram.