The classical Carnot heat engine
A temperature–entropy diagram, or T–s diagram, is used in thermodynamics to visualize changes to temperature and specific entropy during a thermodynamic process or cycle. It is a useful and common tool, particularly because it helps to visualize the heat transfer during a process. For reversible (ideal) processes, the area under the T–s curve of a process is the heat transferred to the system during that process.
Working fluids are often categorized by on the basis of the shape of their T-s diagram.
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