Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot

(1796—1832) French scientist

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French physicist, who first worked as a military engineer. He then turned to scientific research and in 1824 published his analysis of the efficiency of heat engines. The key to this analysis is the thermodynamic Carnot cycle and the eventual introduction of the idea of entropy in thermodynamics. He died at an early age from cholera.

Subjects: Chemistry.

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