Carnot Cycle (Heat Engine)

This java applet show you the physics processes of a Carnot heat engine.

Carnot cycle is a four-stage reversible sequence consisting of

1. Set the starting point (Press, Volume) of the adiabatic compression process:

2. Set the starting point for the isothermal compression process:

3. Press Start button to start the animation, Press Reset to reset the conditions.

4. Cp/Cv is the ratio of the specific heat of the gas at constant pressure to that at constant volume.

5. When the mouse is within P-V region (while animation is suspended)

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Author:Fu-Kwun Hwang, Dept. of physics, National Taiwan Normal University
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