Definition of Carnot
1. Noun. French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832).
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Literary usage of Carnot
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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1910)
"In performing this "experiment" Carnot made use of the simplest and most familiar ... The reversible cyclical process thus invented by Carnot and later ..."
2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"The two cycles are seen in usual form on the pv plane and their respective diagrams are indicated throughout the figure by full lines for the Carnot, ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Carnot had just accepted promotion to the rank of major in the engineers. ... Carnot was elected one of the five Directors in November 1793, and continued ..."
4. The Theory of Heat by Thomas Preston (1904)
"The Work of Sadi Carnot.—At the time when Sadi Carnot wrote his celebrated essay (1824) on "The Motive Power of Heat,"1 the works of Rumford and Davy had ..."
5. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers, Frederic Shoberl (1844)
"As for Barras and Carnot, they were in a different predicament. ... Carnot, ex-Mountaineer, formerly member of the committee of public welfare, and who, ..."
6. Modern Eloquence by Thomas Brackett Reed, Rossiter Johnson, Justin McCarthy, Albert Ellery Bergh (1903)
"Upon the outbreak of the great French revolution, Carnot adopted its principles ... When France was threatened by invasion, Carnot offered his services to ..."