Lecture 8-- CALM. Explain as succinctly as you can, and in your own words, why, of all possible heat engines acting between two reservoirs of fixed temperature , a Carnot cycle has the greatest possible thermodynamic efficiency??
Chapter 3 problems (examples)
Lecture 8– Otto Cycle (simplified)
Isochoric (constant volume) heating and cooling, connected by adiabatic expansions and compressions.
The Internal combustion engine (ICE) is approximated by the Otto Cycle (not really closely, since in the ICE, the working fluid is not contained)