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Philip Koeck

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_{H}and an isothermal compression at T

_{C}.

The other two processes can be isochoric, isobaric, adiabatic or anything else, but they should never leave the temperature range between the two isotherms.

I also want to explicitly exclude heat recycling using a regenerator.

Pressure and volume of the system should always remain finite and the temperature is always finite and larger than 0 K.

Is there a general proof that the Carnot cycle has a higher efficiency than all other cycles considered above?