Carnot is the name of a celebrated French family in politics and science with the following members:

  • Lazare Nicolas Marguerite Carnot (1753–1823), mathematician and politician.
  • Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot (1796–1832), mathematician and eldest son of Lazare, one of the pioneers of thermodynamics.
  • Hippolyte Carnot (1801–1888), politician and second son of Lazare.
  • Marie François Sadi Carnot (1837–1894), son of Hippolyte, President of France, 1887–1894.
  • Marie Adolphe Carnot (1839–1920), son of Hippolyte, mining engineer and chemist.
  • Paul Carnot (1869–1957), physician

A number of lycées, streets etc. are named after this family throughout France.

  • Carnot Posey, an American lawyer and Confederate States Army general
  • Carnot, Central African Republic, a city in the Central African Republic
  • Carnot-Moon, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Carnot, Wisconsin, USA

It may also refer to:

  • Carnot heat engine, the idealised thermodynamic engine based on the Carnot cycle, as studied by Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot.
  • Carnotite, a mineral
  • Carnot (crater), a crater on the far side of the moon.
  • Carnot's rule, an early formulation of the second law of thermodynamics.
  • Carnot's theorem in geometry.
  • Karnaugh maps in boolean logic, introduced by Maurice Karnaugh (pronounced just like Carnot).

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Marie-Adolphe Carnot
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Carnot Cycle - Properties and Significance - Efficiency of Real Heat Engines
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Famous quotes containing the word carnot:

    The General Order is always to manoeuver in a body and on the attack; to maintain strict but not pettifogging discipline; to keep the troops constantly at the ready; to employ the utmost vigilance on sentry go; to use the bayonet on every possible occasion; and to follow up the enemy remorselessly until he is utterly destroyed.
    —Lazare Carnot (1753–1823)