Automotive Systems introduces students to the how and why of the design, construction, and operation of all makes and models of modern automobiles. It begins each discussion of a major automotive system with basic theory and then proceeds to examine the major components until the entire system has been explored. Relevant areas from math, physics, chemistry, electricity, magnetism and hydraulics are introduced as appropriate. This course also stresses the proper use of tools and safety precautions. In completing this subject, students demonstrate an understanding of the functions of the basic components of the major automotive systems by answering objective questions and providing written responses. Students are also required to view an actual engine and describe its ignition and fuel system. Students show their knowledge of the formulas used in measuring engine performance by performing various calculations such as engine displacement and the force of a piston. There are 8 examinations in Automotive Systems. Stockel, Stockel and Johanson, Auto Fundamentals, 11th edition, The Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc.
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