Science for Motor Vehicle Engineers

1st Edition

Authors: Peter Twigg
Paperback ISBN: 9780340645277
eBook ISBN: 9780080928685
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st December 1995
Page Count: 304
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The primary aim of this book is to provide the necessary scientific principles for NVQ students specialising in motor vehicle engineering at levels 2 and 3. Unlike many other engineering science texts, it emphasises the topics most useful to vehicle engineers, and includes numerous real-life examples, with questions directly related to cars, motor cycles and commercial vehicles.

Key Features

Theory and questions all set in an automotive context Theory followed by worked examples and graded questions to aid learning Up-to-date with current technology


Students taking NVQ level 3 in motor vehicle engineering. Also those taking a GNVQ advanced course in engineering.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction - SI systems Exam questions Part 2: Mechanics - Mass, density and volume Force Friction Moments Stress and Strain Frameworks Bending Torsion Motion Centripetal and centrifugal action Simple harmonic motion Energy Part 3: Thermofluids - Introduction Pressure Heat Gas laws S F E E Fluids Part 4: Systems - System modelling Instrumentation Tools and equipment Part 5: Chemistry - Electrochemistry Materials Part 6: Basic Electricity Index.


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About the Author

Peter Twigg

Affiliations and Expertise

Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland


"...well written...explains a difficult topic in a clear concise way." Association of Motor Vehicle Teachers