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There are a variety of Stirling Engines, they are all simple external combustion heat engines that utilize a gas as a working fluid and a heat sources to produce work that drives a crankshaft. I will only cover one type, the Beta Stirling Engine, though it is not the original version it is one of the simplest. Once you understand one version of this heat engine, the others can be understood rather easily as they all follow the same cycle.

This site is a web project for Professor Newman's Physics 212 course.