Benoit Paul Emile Clapeyron

Born: 26 Jan 1799 in Paris, France
Died: 28 Jan 1864 in Paris, France

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Emile Clapeyron was educated at the École Polytechnique and went to Russia in 1810, remaining there for 21 years. He expressed Sadi Carnot's ideas on heat analytically, with the help of graphical representations, in 1834. This work had important influences on Thomson and Clausius.

He was also interested in railway engineering and designed steam locomotives. The Clapeyron relation, a differential equation which determines the heat of vaporisation of a liquid, is named after him.

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Rue Clapeyron is in the 8th Arrondissement in Paris. You can see a list of Paris streets named after mathematicians in our archive.

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