A Rational Approach to Reversibility via Carnot’s Lost-Work

  •  José C. Íñiguez    


The reversibility definition emerging from Carnot’s ‘lost-work’ notion or, equivalently, from considerations of optimal efficiency and lack of dissipation is here qualified as a rational alternative to that which based on Planck’s constant total-entropy criterion resorts to either a sequence of equilibrium states or the action of infinitesimal forces for the definition of the reversible path.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1916-9698
  • ISSN(Online): 1916-9701
  • Started: 2009
  • Frequency: semiannual

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