Motive power

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In thermodynamics, motive power is a natural agent, such as water or steam, wind or electricity, used to impart motion to machinery such as an engine.wikipedia
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Electricity

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In thermodynamics, motive power is a natural agent, such as water or steam, wind or electricity, used to impart motion to machinery such as an engine.
Electricity's extraordinary versatility means it can be put to an almost limitless set of applications which include transport, heating, lighting, communications, and computation.

Thermodynamics

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In thermodynamics, motive power is a natural agent, such as water or steam, wind or electricity, used to impart motion to machinery such as an engine.
The book outlined the basic energetic relations between the Carnot engine, the Carnot cycle, and motive power.

Locomotive

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Motive power may also be a locomotive or a motor, which provides motive power to a system.
A locomotive or engine is a rail transport vehicle that provides the motive power for a train.

Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire

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The first scientific treatise on the energetics of engines was the 1824 book: Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire written by French physicist Sadi Carnot.
Carnot stated that motive power is due to the fall of caloric (heat) from a hot to a cold body.

Power (physics)

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Motive power may be thought of as a synonym for either "work", i.e. force times distance [J], or "power" [J/s].
Motive power

Water

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In thermodynamics, motive power is a natural agent, such as water or steam, wind or electricity, used to impart motion to machinery such as an engine.

Steam

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In thermodynamics, motive power is a natural agent, such as water or steam, wind or electricity, used to impart motion to machinery such as an engine.

Motion (physics)

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In thermodynamics, motive power is a natural agent, such as water or steam, wind or electricity, used to impart motion to machinery such as an engine.

Machine

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In thermodynamics, motive power is a natural agent, such as water or steam, wind or electricity, used to impart motion to machinery such as an engine.

Engine

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In thermodynamics, motive power is a natural agent, such as water or steam, wind or electricity, used to impart motion to machinery such as an engine.

Denis Papin

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In 1679, physicist Denis Papin conceived the idea of using steam to power a piston and cylinder engine, by watching a steam release valve of a bone-digester rhythmically move up and down.

Steam engine

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In 1679, physicist Denis Papin conceived the idea of using steam to power a piston and cylinder engine, by watching a steam release valve of a bone-digester rhythmically move up and down.

Thomas Savery

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In 1698, based on Papin’s designs, mechanical designer Thomas Savery built the first engine.

Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot

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The first scientific treatise on the energetics of engines was the 1824 book: Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire written by French physicist Sadi Carnot.

Newcomen atmospheric engine

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As an example, the Newcomen engine of 1711 was able to replace a team of 500 horses that had "powered" a wheel to pump water out of a mine, i.e. to "move" buckets of water vertically out of a mine.

Work (physics)

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Motive power may be thought of as a synonym for either "work", i.e. force times distance [J], or "power" [J/s].

Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron

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In 1834, the French mining engineer Émile Clapeyron refers to Carnot’s motive power as "mechanical action".

Airplane

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An airplane or aeroplane (informally plane) is a powered, fixed-wing aircraft that is propelled forward by thrust from a jet engine, propeller or rocket engine.

Hydrogen vehicle

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A hydrogen vehicle is a vehicle that uses hydrogen as its onboard fuel for motive power.

Electric generator

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In electricity generation, a generator is a device that converts motive power (mechanical energy) into electrical power for use in an external circuit.

Hydrogen economy

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Proponents of a hydrogen economy advocate hydrogen as a potential fuel for motive power (including cars and boats) and on-board auxiliary power, stationary power generation (e.g., for the energy needs of buildings), and as an energy storage medium (e.g., for interconversion from excess electric power generated off-peak).

Bulgarian State Railways locomotives 142-150

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Bulgarian State Railways locomotives 142-150 provided motive power on Bulgaria's first railway, opened in 1866 to connect Ruse on the River Danube with Varna on the Black Sea.

2008 Rally México

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Some of the sections were placed as high as 2700 meters over sea level, causing significant engine power loss due to lower air pressure.

List of Volkswagen Group petrol engines

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The standard initial measuring unit for establishing the rated motive power output is the kilowatt (kW); and in their official literature, the power rating may be published in either the kW, or the 'Pferdestärke' (PS, which is sometimes incorrectly referred to as 'metric horsepower'), or both, and may also include conversions to imperial units such as the horsepower (hp) or brake horsepower (bhp).

ABB Group

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ABB (ASEA Brown Boveri) is a Swiss-Swedish multinational corporation headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, operating mainly in robotics, power, heavy electrical equipment and automation technology areas.