Sadi Carnot

Sadi Carnot was a French physicist who was born in 1796 in Paris, France. Carnot was interested in the steam engine, and spent most of his life trying to improve it. Through this passion, he ended up developing a theory that led to the creation of a science called "thermodynamics". Thermodynamics studies the relationship between pressure, temperature, and energy. It is one of the most important sciences in the realm of physics, astronomy, and atmospheric studies.

Carnot died of cholera in 1832.

Sadi Carnot

Sadi Carnot was a French physicist who was born in 1796 in Paris. Carnot was interested in the steam engine and spent most of his life trying to improve it. Through his passion for the engine, he developed a theory that dealt with the relationship between pressure, temperature, and energy. Though the theory is beyond the scope of this site, it led to the foundation of the science of "thermodynamics". Thermodynamics is based on the concept that energy cannot be destoryed; it can only be transferred from one form to another.

Carnot died of cholera in 1832. Though the laws of thermodynamics did not begin to form until the 1850s, Carnot is considered the science's founding father.

To learn more about Carnot's theory and the Carnot engine, look for books on the fundamentals of physics or thermodynamics at your local library.



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