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Brownian Ratchet

  1. Jun 25, 2014 #1
    In feynman's description for the ratchet pawl system he gets the efficiency for the system to be same as he efficiency in the carnot cycle. I am not able to understand or if its correct that the process could be visualized as carnot cycle. Pls explain.
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  3. Jun 25, 2014 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Welcome to PF;
    it is not the same process as a carnot cycle - it just has the same efficiency.
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