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Lazare and Sadi Carnot : a scientific and filial relationship

Author: Charles Coulston Gillispie; Raffaele Pisano
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2014.
Series: History of mechanism and machine science, 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second edView all editions and formats
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This unique book shows how Lazare Carnot and his son Sadi influenced each other in their work in the fields of mechanics and thermodynamics, and how future generations of scientists have further  Read more...

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Named Person: Lazare Carnot; Sadi Carnot; Lazare Carnot; Sadi Carnot
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Coulston Gillispie; Raffaele Pisano
ISBN: 9789401780100 9401780102 9789401780117 9401780110
OCLC Number: 891588223
Description: 490 S : Ill.
Contents: Biographical Sketch of Lazare Carnot.- The Science Of Machines: Summary of Essai sur les machines en general.- Geometric motions.- Moment-of -Momentum.- Moment-of-Activity-The concept of work.- Practical conclusions.- The Development Of Carnot's Mechanics: Argument of the 1778 Memoir on theory of machines.- Argument of the 1780 Memoir.- Argument of the Principes fondamentaux de l'equilibre et du mouvement (1803).- Comparing the work of Sadi Carnot.- The Carnot Approach And The Mechanics Of Work And Power, 1803-1829: Early engineering mechanics.- Applied mechanics.- The concept of work.- An Engineering Justification Of Algebra And The Calculus.- Geometric analysis and the problem of negative quantity Quantity.- The compensation of error in infinitesimal analysis.- Analysis and synthesis.- History And Historiography Sadi Carnot's Thermodynamics: A historical excursus.- On the science of Sadi Carnot's time: the mechanics.- On the science of Sadi Carnot's time: the theory of heat.- Toward physical mathematical theories.- A Historiographycal excursus.- On Sadi Carnot's historiography.- On the methodology used to investigate Sadi Carnot's science.- On specificity and scientificity in historical discourse.- On interpretation in historical discourse.- On categories in history of science.- Biographical sketch of Sadi Carnot.- Notes on the philological aspects of Reflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu.- On Sadi Carnot's studies at Ecole Polytechnique.- An index ad hoc of Reflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu.- On Principles In Sadi Carnot's Thermodynamics: An outline of the problem of history and logics.- On the mathematics.- On the physics.- On the physics mathematics.- On logics and structure.- Sadi Carnot's theory and its logical organization.- On DNSs and logical investigation.- The distribution of DNSs in Sadi Carnot's book.- The possible theoretical roles played by a DNS.- Sadi Carnot's arguments through his DNSs.- Reconstruction of arguments and some cycles of reasoning expressed by DNSs.- Sadi Carnot's thermodynamics as PO theory.- Its non-classical logic and its central problem.- On Sadi Carnot's theory: a case-study.- Which and how many principles did Sadi Carnot express in his Reflexions sur la Puissance Motrice du Feu?.- DNSs and mathematics in Sadi Carnot's theory.- Final remarks.- What Are The Scientific Roots Of Sadi Carnot's Cycle?: An outline of the problem.- A comparative analysis: Volta's battery and Sadi Carnot's heat machine.- An analogy between heat fluid and electric fluid.- An analogy between the cycle of electric fluid and the cycle on heat states.- An analogy between heat work and electrical work.- On the analogy between thermodynamics and electrostatics according to Mach's investigations.- Other kind of analogies.- On the birth of electricity and thermodynamic theories.- On the caloric and entropy.- Final remarks.- Historical Epistemology Of Thermodynamics.- The Mathematics In Sadi Carnot's Theory: An outline of the problem.- A book of physics without mathematics?.- The calculations and historical interpretation of the mathematical footnote.- The "suppression" of adiabatic curves in Sadi Carnot's cycle.- Why Sadi Carnot "supprime" the adiabatic curves?.- A possible solution.- Lazare's synthetic method.- The synthetic method in Reflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu.- The mathematical character of the footnote.- How did Sadi Carnot use his adiabatic equation? A possible calculation.- A reflection on modern calculation of efficiency.- Final Remarks.- Studies And Heritage of Reflexions sur la Puissance Motrice du Feu: An outline of the problem.- La theorie analytique de la chaleur.- Reflections on Fourier and Lame .- On Fourier's Theorie analytique de la chaleur (1822).- On Lame's Lecons sur la theorie analytique de la chaleur (1861).- Final remarks on Fourier and Lame's theories.- Theoretical advancements on caloric theory in Sadi Carnot's work.- On dynamical effects of heat by Ferdnand Reech (1853).- On cycles and equivalent mechanic of heat.- On a comparative analyses between Paul de Saint-Robert's Principes de Thermodynamique (1865) and Sadi Carnot's Reflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu (1824).- Notes on Paul de Saint-Robert.- Historical analysis of Principes de Thermodynamique (1865).- Final Remarks On The Scientific Relationship between Pere et Fils: An outline of the problem.- A hypothesis on structure of scientific parentage.- On the lost Newtonian paradigm.- On the constraints and production of work.- On the machines en general and its working substance of machines.- On the analogy between hydraulic and heat machines.- On the efficiency of a machine.- On the impossibility of perpetual motion.- On the synthetic method.- On the principle of virtual work.- On the principle of virtual work and the interactions.- On the principle of virtual work and the state equations.- Scholars, formulas, experiments and sources cited by Sadi Carnot in his Works.- On the equivalence of work-heat.- On the cycle and reversibility of a machine.- Final remarks a mo of conclusions.- Appendix to Chapter VII.- References.- Index.
Series Title: History of mechanism and machine science, 19.
Responsibility: Charles Coulston Gillispie, Raffaele Pisano.

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