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Carnot proved that it is not possible to convert heat to work completely and gave an expression for the max possible efficiency for such a conversion between fixed temperature . Can someone prove to me that the Carnot cycle is theoretically the most efficient process for converting heat to work?? I

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    $\begingroup$ do you have access to a first-year college textbook in engineering thermodynamics? $\endgroup$ – niels nielsen Feb 18 at 3:58

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