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Engines: An Introduction

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The internal combustion engine that powers the modern automobile has changed very little from its initial design of some eighty years ago. Unlike many high tech advances, engine design still depends on an understanding of basic fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. This text offers a fresh approach to the study of engines, with an emphasis on design and on fluid dynamics. Pr ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by Cambridge University Press (first published June 28th 1999)
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Apr 01, 2007 Adam rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: engine dorks
Shelves: mechanicals
well, about as gripping as a text book can be. um, lots of detailed illustrations and equations. mostly dealing w/ effciency. it could safely be said that i secretly habor a deeply rooted fetish for balancing and cylinder head effciencies. however, having been torn from my true love for far too long and being somewhat (rather all the way) defcient in my capacity to comprehend math & science this book is something of a mystery. the sultry mistress i'll dream i'm banging while lying w/ PHR
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