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From Carnot's 1824 paper. "Reflections on the Motive power of Heat". He lived during a marvelous time. Steamboats, Steam Driven Pumps and Steam Locomotives were just coming online. 60 years after Carnot wrote this paper another Marvelous Time was happening -- electrification of the world. The next such Marvelous Time was around 1950-1960 -- The computerization of the world. Here it is. That is the First and Second laws of Thermodynamics rolled into one. The production of motive power is then due in steam-engines not to an actual consumption of caloric, but