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Author Sutantyo, Trengginas Eka P. ♦ Belfaqih, Idrus H. ♦ Prayitno, T. B.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS ♦ ADIABATIC PROCESSES ♦ CARNOT CYCLE ♦ DEGREES OF FREEDOM ♦ EFFICIENCY ♦ ENERGY LEVELS ♦ POTENTIALS ♦ QUANTUM MECHANICS ♦ QUANTUM SYSTEMS
Abstract Carnot cycle consists of isothermal and adiabatic processes which are reversible. Using analogy in quantum mechanics, these processes can be well explained by replacing variables in classical process with a quantum system. Quantum system which is shown in this paper is a particle that moves under the influence of a cubic potential which is restricted only to the state of the two energy levels. At the end, the efficiency of the system is shown as a function of the width ratio between the initial conditions and the farthest wall while expanding. Furthermore, the system efficiency will be considered 1D and 2D cases. The providing efficiencies are different due to the influence of the degeneration of energy and the degrees of freedom of the system.
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2015-09-30
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 1677
Issue Number 1