Proof that V2/V1=V3/V4 for the Carnot cycle

As stated in an earlier section, here is the required proof. I’ve often seen this ‘left as an exercise for the reader’.  Such exercises are fine -once you understand the material but not as part of the explanation. One danger is that those who are less fluent with mathematical techniques are left wondering where all this stuff comes from…

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