Mathematician:Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot

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Mathematician

French military scientist and physicist, often described as the "father of thermodynamics".

Published the first successful theory of the maximum efficiency of heat engines.


Died young, in a cholera epidemic, and most of his possessions were buried with him.

Hence little remains of his intellectual legacy.


Nationality

French


History

  • Born: 1 June 1796 in Paris, France
  • Died: 24 August 1832 in Paris, France


Theorems and Definitions

Results named for Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot can be found here.


Publications

  • 1824: Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu et sur les machines propres à développer cette puissance
  • 1890: Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire (translation of Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu et sur les machines propres à développer cette puissance)


Also known as

Usually known by his third name: Sadi Carnot.


Sources