How do cars work?

How does an internal combustion engine work?

Explain what these things do:  Cylinders, valves (inlet and outlet), pistons, carburetors (fuel injectors), sparkplug, crankshaft, gearbox.

Explain what this means: 5.21 liter V8 Engine producing 526 HP and 429 lb/ft of torque

How does an electric motor work?

Explain: Rotor, stator, brushes. Induction motor vs permanent magnet motor

How does a hybrid car work?


Cars: Your Dream Car

For the first class, I would like you to come prepared to present your dream car (or maybe just a car that is interesting, intriguing, exciting, etc.) Be ready to share some pictures/videos and some facts about the car. Also be prepared to talk about why you selected this particular car.

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