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Homework Help: Several things that are confusing

  1. Aug 11, 2005 #1
    Can someone explain why
    1. Vb/Va=Vc/Vd in a Carnot cycle?
    2. Why can any cyclic process be broken down into a number of Carnot cycles?
    3. Why does free expansion represent the limit of irreversibility at which all of the "potential" work is degraded to heat.
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 12, 2005 #2
    is that too many questions?
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