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NEW: Reasoning and Logical Proofs of the Fundamental Laws: “No Hope” for the Challengers of the Second Law of Thermodynamics by Milivoje Kostic. Entropy 2023, 25(7), 1106; - 24 Jul 2023. (Written in popular style FOR EVERYBODY but with deep physical logic and insights for scientists (Philippe Nozieres stated that "only simple qualitative arguments can reveal the fundamental physics”).
[Kostic: 2008 & 2011 & 2014 & 2020 & 2023] * [Download PDF (39 pp.)] * See > Chapters 5 & 6 are devoted to  Sadi Carnot's work and contributions: The 200th Anniversary (1824-2024): 2024 Key Reflections on the 1824 “Sadi Carnot’s Réflexions  [PDF] * Carnot Cycle Efficiency is Fundamentally Misplaced 

Milivoje Kostic (a.k.a. Milivoje M. Kostic or M. Kostic; in Serbian Cyrillic: Миливоје Костић, pronounced as [Milivoye Kostich]), Ph.D., P.Eng. is a Serbian-American Thermodynamicist and Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Illinois University, Professional Engineer in State of Illinois (USA) and Editor-in-Chief of Thermodynamics of Entropy Journal. Professor Kostic is a notable researcher and scholar in energy fundamentals and applications, including nanotechnology, with emphasis on conservation, environment and sustainability. He graduated with the University of Belgrade highest distinction (the highest GPA in ME program history), obtained Ph.D. at University of Illinois at Chicago as a Fulbright scholar, appointed as NASA faculty fellow, and Fermi and Argonne National Laboratories faculty researcher. Professor Kostic also worked in industry and has authored a number of patents and professional publications, including invited articles in prestigious energy encyclopedias. He has a number of professional awards and recognitions, is a frequent keynote plenary speaker at international conferences and at different educational and public institutions, as well as member of several professional societies and scientific advisory boards.
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Nothing occurs locally, nor globally in the universe, without mass-energy exchange/conversion accompanied with unavoidable heat generation and irreversible entropy production.
It is crystal-clear (to me) that all confusions related to the far-reaching fundamental Laws of Thermodynamics, and especially the Second Law (Abstract & FULL paper (*), are due to the lack of their genuine and subtle comprehension.- M. Kostic 

See also: Sadi Carnot's Reflections* Clausius Theory of Heat* Elusive Nature of Entropy (IJHMT-mk) & Nature of Heat and Thermal Energy
NEW: Reasoning and Logical Proofs of the Fundamental Laws: “No Hope” for the Challengers of the Second Law of Thermodynamics Milivoje Kostic. Entropy 2023, 25(7), 1106;

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