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Automotive Science and Mathematics

1st Edition

By Allan Bonnick


264 pages

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Paperback: 9780750685221
pub: 2008-01-29
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pub: 2015-08-27
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Automotive technicians and students need a firm grasp of science and technology in order to fully appreciate and understand how mechanisms and systems of modern vehicles work. Automotive Science and Mathematics presents the necessary principles and applications with all the examples and exercises relating directly to motor vehicle technology and repair, making it easy for automotive students and apprentices to relate the theory back to their working practice.

The coverage of this book is based on the syllabus requirements of the BTEC First in Vehicle Technology, BTEC National in Vehicle Repair and Technology, and the IMI Certificate and Diploma in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, but will help all automotive students and apprentices at levels 2 and 3 and up to and including HNC/HND, foundation and first degree with their studies and in achieving the Key Skill 'Application of Number' at levels 2 and 3. The book is designed to cater for both light and heavy vehicle courses.

Full worked solutions of most exercises are available as a free download from

Allan Bonnick is a motor vehicle education and training consultant and was formerly Head of Motor Vehicle Engineering, Eastbourne College. He is the author of several established automotive engineering textbooks.

Table of Contents

Mathematics, arithmetic and statistics; Algebra and formulae; Graphs; Geometry and trigonometry; Forces; Levers and moments; Work, energy and power; Friction; Machines; Velocity and acceleration - equations of motion; Heat and temperature; Heating and expansion of gases; Practical engine cycles; Ideal engine cycles; Fuels, combustion and emission controls; Vehicle dynamics - load transfer under acceleration and braking; Forces acting on vehicle during cornering and on a slope - gradeability; Electrical principles; Electronic principles; Appendix: Answers; Glossary; Signs and symbols used.

About the Author

Allan Bonnick MPhil CEng MIMechE MIRTE

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Mathematics / Advanced
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)
TRANSPORTATION / Automotive / Repair & Maintenance