Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot


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Noun1.Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot - French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot - French physicist who founded thermodynamics (1796-1832)
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About eight years later, in 1824, Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot of France discovered that heat could not be transmitted from a cold object to a warm one, and that the efficiency of an engine relies on the amount of heat it is capable of employing.
He has more in common with Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot, the founder of modern thermodynamics and the first to recognize the necessity of entropy, than he does with Gustave Eiffel, who only extrapolated the commonplace in the service of monumentality.