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Several things that are confusing

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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.
 

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is that too many questions?
 

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