List of adiabatic concepts
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Adiabatic (from Gr. ἀ negative + διάβασις passage; transference) refers to any process that occurs without heat transfer. This concept is used in many areas of physics and engineering. Notable examples are listed below.
- Engine braking, a feature of some diesel engines, uses adiabatic expansion to diminish the vehicle's forward momentum.
- Adiabatic lapse rate, the change in air temperature with changing height, resulting from pressure change.
- Adiabatic invariant Born–Oppenheimer approximation