Carnot Efficiency

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Carnot efficiency, abbreviated as \(n_c\), a dimensionless number, is the theroetical maximum efficiency of any heat engine depending only on the temperatures it operates between.


Carnot efficiency formula

\(\large{ n_c =  \frac{ T_h \;-\; T_c }{ T_h } \;100 }\)
Symbol English Metric
\(\large{ n_c }\) = Carnot efficiency   \(\large{dimensionless}\)
\(\large{ T_h }\) = absolute temperature of hot source  \(\large{F}\) \(\large{K}\)
 \(\large{ T_c }\) = absolute temperature of cold source \(\large{F}\) \(\large{K}\)


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