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In terms, working (LH:3) is a action wherein a force moves a body through a unit of distance (Clausius, 1875); an engagement in work.[1]


The following are quotes:

“In the phenomenon of the production of motion by heat, it is necessary to establish principles applicable not only to steam engines, but to all imaginable heat engines, whatever the working substance and whatever the method by which it is operated.”
Sadi Carnot (1824), On the Motive Power of Fire (pg. 6)[2]

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  1. Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 2000.
  2. Carnot, Sadi. (1824). Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire: and on Machines Fitted to Develop that Power (editor: Eric Mendoza) (pg. 6). Dover, 1960.

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