Energy Articles (in inverse chronological order)

H. S. Leff, “Thermodynamics of combined-cycle electric power plants,” Am. J. Phys. 80, 515-18 (2012).


R. de Abreu, and Guerra, V., “Introducing thermodynamics through energy and entropy,” Am. J. Phys. 80, 627 (2012).


E. Brewe, “Energy as a substancelike quantity that flows: Theoretical considerations and pedagogical consequences,” Physical Review Special Topics - Physics Education Research 7, (2011).


C. E. Mungan, “Heat engine with finite thermal reservoirs and nonideal efficiency,” Lat. Am. J. Phys. Educ. Vol 3, 239 (2009).


I. Müller, “Entropy and Energy, – a Universal Competition,” Entropy 10, 462-76 (2008).


M. Lee, “Carnot cycle for photon gas?,” Am. J. Phys. (2001).


H. S. Leff, “Thermodynamic entropy: The spreading and sharing of energy,” Am. J. Phys. 64, 1261 (1996).


A. Bejan, “Models of power planst that generate minimum entropy while operating at maximum power,” Am. J. Phys. 64, 1054-59 (1996).


R. H. Dickerson, and Mottmann, J., “On the thermodynamic efficiencies of reversible cycles with sloping, straight-line processes,” Am. J. Phys. 62, 558-62 (1994).


H. S. Leff, and Mallinckrodt, A. J., “Stopping objects with zero external work: Mechanics meets thermodynamics,” Am. J. Phys. 61, 121-27 (1993).


A. J. Mallinckrodt, and Leff, H. S., “All about work,” Am. J. Phys. 60, 356-65 (1992).


H. S. Leff, “Thermal efficiency at maximum work output: new results for old heat engines,” Am. J. Phys. 55, 602 (1987).


H. Leff, “Available work from a finite source and sink: How effective is a Maxwell’s demon?,” Am. J. Phys. (1987).


A. De Vos, “Efficiency of some heat engines at maximum-power conditions,” Am. J. Phys. 53, 570 (1985).


B. A. Sherwood, and Bernard, W. H., “Work and heat transfer in the presence of sliding friction,” Am. J. Phys. 52, 1001 (1984).


W. H. Bernard, “Internal work: A misinterpretation,” Am. J. Phys. 52, 253 (1984).


H. Erlichson, “Internal energy in the first law of thermodynamics,” Am. J. Phys. 52, 623 (1984).


G. Laufer, “Work and heat in the light of (thermal and laser) light,” Am. J. Phys. 51, 42-43 (1983).


B. A. Sherwood, “Pseudowork and real work,” Am. J. Phys. 51, 597 (1983).


F. Herrmann, and Schmid, G., “Energy forms or energy carriers?,” Am. J. Phys. (1983).


M. J. Ondrechen, Andresen, B., Mozurkewich, M., and Berry, R. S., “Maximum work from a finite reservoir by sequential Carnot cycles,” Am. J. Phys. 49, 681-85 (1981).


A. S. Arrott, “The zilch cycle: An application of the first law of thermodynamics,” Am. J. Phys. (1977).


J. G. Mullen, Look, G. W., and Konkel, J., “Thermodynamics of a simple rubber-band heat engine,” Am. J. Phys. 43, 349-53 (1975).


F. L. Curzon, and Ahlborn, B., “Efficiency of a Carnot engine at maximum power output,” Am. J. Phys. 43, 22 (1975).


M. C. Tobin et al., “Engine Efficiencies and the Second Law of Thermodynamics,” Am. J. Phys.
37, 1115-17 (1969).


P. F. Dahl, “Ludvig A. Colding and the Conservation of Energy,” Centaurus 8, 174-88 (1963).


V. La Mer, “Some Current Misinterpretatins of N.L. Sadi Carnot’s Memoir and cycle. II,” Am. J. Phys. 23, 95-102 (1955).


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