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Assignment Help, Combustion Engine

  1. Mar 18, 2006 #1
    I have been assigned to do an information search on the Combustion Engine.
    I have to find 5-10 articles detailing how combustion engines incorporate physics principles. I have looked around for articles but haven't found much. What principles are incorporated in the combustion engine.

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  3. Mar 18, 2006 #2
    Thermodynamics and heat transfer.
  4. Mar 18, 2006 #3


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    Howstuffworks.com has a great section on IC engines. Everything about an engine is a lesson in physics. Everything about a car is a lesson in physics!

    Cylinders - thermodynamics
    drive shaft - mechanics, torque, rotational mechanics
    wheels - friction, more mechanics

    It's just one big mechanics and thermodynamics lesson sitting under the hood.
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