In science, Carnotian revolution is an oft-used term for the thermodynamic revolution brought about following the publication of French physicist Sadi Carnot’s 1824 treatise Reflections on the Motive Power of Fire. [1] Used as early as 1976, in economics, the term, according to one point of view, refers to the emergence of the new logtic that the material universe undergoes, from within itself and by itself, a continuous and irrevocable change in one particular direction. [2]

1. (a) Wilson, Kenneth D. (1977). Prospects for Growth: Changing Expectations for the Future (section: “The Carnotian Revolution”, pg 293). Greenwood Pub Group.
(b) Vernadsky, Vladimir I. (1998). The Biosphere, (section: Introduction: pgs. 26, 31, by Jacques Grinevald). Springer.
2. Joint Economic Committee. (1976). “U.S. Economic Growth from 1976 to 1986”, (pg. 69). Unites States Congress, US Govt. Print. Office.

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