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" ... all the energy which, according to the first law of Thermo-dynamics, is resident in the coal. On a sounder view of the matter, the efficiency of the steam-engine is found to be so high, that there is no great margin remaining for improvement. The... "
Science - Page 174
1884
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Science, Volume 4

John Michels (Journalist) - 1884 - 652 pages
...and work, and had very little bearing upon the practical question of efficiency, which requires ns to have regard, also, to the second law. According...to the theoretical question, we may say, with Sir TV. Thomson, that, though energy cannot be destroyed, it ever tends to be dissipated, or to pass from...
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The Popular Science Monthly, Volume 25

1884 - 954 pages
...boiler and condenser ; and it is, therefore, manifest that, as the temperature of the boiler can not be raised indefinitely, it is impossible to utilize...we may say with Sir "W. Thomson that, though energy can not be destroyed, it ever tends to be dissipated, or to pass from more available to less available...
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The Canadian Record of Science, Volume 1

1885 - 284 pages
...only the first law of Thermo-dynamics, which deals with the equivalents of heat and work, and have very little bearing upon the practical question of...to the theoretical question, we may say with Sir W. Thompson, that, though energy cannot be destroyed, it ever tends to be dissipated, or to pass from...
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Report of the Annual Meeting

British Association for the Advancement of Science - 1885 - 1238 pages
...manifest that, as the temperature of the boiler cannot be raised indefinitely, it is impossible to utilise all the energy which, according to the first law of...and many good judges look forward to a time when the steam -engine will have to give way to its younger rival. To return to the theoretical question, we...
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The Canadian Record of Science, Volume 1

1885 - 326 pages
...high that there is no great margin remaining for improvement. The higher initial temperature Invisible in the gas-engine opens out much wider possibilities,...steam-engine will have to give way to its younger rival. or can take place in Nature does so at the cost of a certain amount of available energy. If, therefore,...
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Scientific Papers: 1881-1887

John William Strutt Baron Rayleigh - 1900 - 624 pages
...manifest that, as the temperature of the boiler cannot be raised indefinitely, it is impossible to utilise all the energy which, according to the first law of...No one who has grasped this principle can fail to recognise its immense importance in the system of the Universe. Every change—chemical, thermal, or...
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Scientific Papers

Desert Institute on the Mediterranean Littoral - 1957 - 630 pages
...manifest that, as the temperature of the boiler cannot be raised indefinitely, it is impossible to utilise all the energy which, according to the first law of...No one who has grasped this principle can fail to recognise its immense importance in the system of the Universe. Every change — chemical, thermal,...
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The Electrician and Electrical Engineer, Volume 3

1884 - 338 pages
...no great margin remaining for improvement. The higher initial temperature possible in the gas engine opens out much wider possibilities, and many good judges look forward to a time when the steam engine will have to give way to its younger rival. THE NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CONFERENCE. IN accordance...
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