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Car Science by Richard Hammond

By Richard Hammond

Motor vehicle technological know-how is an intuitive and undemanding kid's technological know-how ebook in keeping with a subject expensive to kid's hearts: vehicles. In 4 sections, the booklet comprises: a timeline of car invention; a "how it really works" advisor to trendy automobiles, with exploded diagrams, cutaways, and special effects; key physics innovations, all with regards to vehicles and the way they run; and a glance into the way forward for autos, together with green notion automobiles.

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And just like a bike’s gears, a car’s gears can magnify torque—giving the wheels the powerful force they need to climb hills or get you ou going go in the first place. O One engine, many cars Using gears s is like having many cars in one. You change nge gea gear to help your engine match the driving g cond conditions, nditions, using usi your engine’s power to create e eitherr lots of tor torque (to start moving or climb hills) or lots of speed (for highway cruising). 20% heels 1st gear It takes huge force to get a car moving.

Or a child 12 lb per horsepower ... a small d 14 seconds 64 3 lb per horsepower ... a rabbit 45 18/4/08 1 8/4/08 15:06 15:06:47 0: 6:4 6 ::4 15 47 4 7 Speed * * Ariel Atom Despite appearances, this car is fully finished. The Ariel Atom’s designer wanted to build a car that had the bare minimum of bodywork, giving it a fantastic power to weight ratio for great acceleration, and putting all its lovely mechanical parts on view. You don’t commute to work in the Atom. It’s for country driving on sunny days and blasting around race tracks faster than a Ferrari.

He achieved speeds of 368 mph (592 km/h) and 394 mph ( 231 mph : 372 km/h 146 mph : 235 km/h 400 mph : 644 km/h Jet power You can go much faster with a jet engine behind you. Jet engines don’t have pistons pushing cylinders up and down. They suck in front, use it fuel, and bla hot exhaust The backwa moving gas rockets you forward, ju like Newton predicted. It’s the law! (My 3rd one) 1983 Europeans recaptured the speed record in 1983 when Englishman Richard Noble raced to 633 mph (1,019 km/h) in Thrust 2.

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