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 To find the hypothetical maximum efficiency of a heat engine we can consider a cycle called the [[wp>​Carnot_cycle|Carnot Cycle]] first proposed by [[wp>​Nicolas_L%C3%A9onard_Sadi_Carnot|Carnot]]. To find the hypothetical maximum efficiency of a heat engine we can consider a cycle called the [[wp>​Carnot_cycle|Carnot Cycle]] first proposed by [[wp>​Nicolas_L%C3%A9onard_Sadi_Carnot|Carnot]].
  
-The Carnot cycle is based entirely on reversible processes, ​this is not achievable in reality, it would require each process to be executed infinitely slowly so that the process can be considered as a continuous progression through equilibrium states. We can however consider the Carnot cycle as a theoretical ideal which can be approached.+[[https://​www.webassign.net/​katzpse1/​simulations/​AF_2209_10/​index.html|Carnot cycle animation]] 
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 +The Carnot cycle is based entirely on reversible processes, ​which is not achievable in reality, ​as it would require each process to be executed infinitely slowly so that the process can be considered as a continuous progression through equilibrium states. We can however consider the Carnot cycle as a theoretical ideal which can be approached.
  
 There are 4 processes in the Carnot cycle, which we will consider as in terms of the expansion and compression of an ideal gas. There are 4 processes in the Carnot cycle, which we will consider as in terms of the expansion and compression of an ideal gas.
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