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Carnot, Sadi Carnot, Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot(noun)
French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot
Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot was a French military engineer and physicist, often described as the "father of thermodynamics". In his only publication, the 1824 monograph Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire, Carnot gave the first successful theory of the maximum efficiency of heat engines. Carnot's work attracted little attention during his lifetime, but it was later used by Rudolf Clausius and Lord Kelvin to formalize the second law of thermodynamics and define the concept of entropy.
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