Father of the father is grandfather. More people remember his son's name than his.That would be his son. He described the Carnot machine and cycle (basically the upshot to the first 2 laws of thermodynamics).
I missed the double double father.Father of the father is grandfather. More people remember his son's name than his.
Yep, though he didn't really proof it, more of setting up the concept.Most interestingly Carnot proved the second law without even taking the First Law into account which in a way also shows the independence of each law.
Got a source that Robesperirre called Carnot a traitor? They were friends (at leats at the start of the revolution) and served together on the committe of Public saftey. Was Carnot a supporter of the terror?Lazare Carnot was great military strategist. But he was accused as a traitor by Robespierre even if he voted for the death of king. His 'sin' was that he was employing also former nobles in the French army because of their skills and that he did not want to shoot all captured english soldiers as revolutionary governament ordered. If Robespierre and his associates would not fall at Thermidor that would be a finish for Carnot.