Carnot's law


Car·​not's law
: a statement in physics: the specific heat of a gas at constant pressure minus the specific heat at constant volume multiplied by the mechanical equivalent of heat equals the gas constant for the gas in question

Word History


after N.L.S. Carnot †1832, French physicist

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“Carnot's law.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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