On the Conversion of Heat Into Work: A Practical Handbook on Heat-engines

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Whittaker & Company, 1887 - Heat engineering - 252 pages
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Page 3 - Change of motion is proportional to the impressed force and takes place in the direction of the straight line in which the force acts.
Page 2 - Every body continues in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a straight line, except in so far as it may be compelled by impressed forces to change that state.
Page 69 - The immediate cause of the phenomena of heat then is motion, and the laws of its communication are precisely the same, as the laws of the communication of motion.
Page 70 - FIRST LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS. Heat and mechanical energy are mutually convertible, and heat requires for its production, and produces by its disappearance, mechanical energy in the proportion of...
Page 189 - It will be remembered that, from the velocity of sound in a gas, the ratio of specific heat at constant pressure to that at constant volume...
Page 90 - It is impossible, by the unaided action of natural processes, to transform any part of the heat of a body into mechanical work, except by allowing heat to pass from that body into another at a lower temperature.
Page 89 - Newton's Third Law of Motion: To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

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