Of, relating to, or denoting a reversible thermodynamic process executed at constant entropy and occurring without gain or loss of heat.

Reference: Yunick Adiabatic Engine.

Smokey Yunick [See http://www.amug.org/~mzwhiz/smokey.html for more information] has invented an adiabatic engine. It was mentioned in the 2000-11 issue of Popular Science ("FYI", page 89). I have heard about, but not yet confirmed a mention in the 1983-04 issue of Popular Science as well.

More information at Dictionary.com.

NOTE: Reversible computing is sometimes referred to as adiabatic.

1 comment:

Gregor Purdy said...

[[ IMPORTING OLD BLOG COMMENT FROM "mark lewis" <mar5ka@google.com> at 2006-05-21 2:04 PM ]]

I have that 1983 smokey pop science