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SCISP Topic Book: Machines and Engines

This Schools Council Integrated Science Project (SCISP) topic book was written to accompany the third of the SCISP students’ manuals.

Contents
*Harnessing energy before steam
*Engines
*Control

10. Electronics of Control Systems

In these experiments students make and test circuits to investigate a range of effects:

Section A: Transforming a d.c. power supply
*Experiment A(i): Step-up voltage regulator
*Experiment A(ii): Step-down voltage regulator
*Experiment A(iii): High current step-down regulator
*...

Gears and Gearing

This book looks at several aspects of gears and gearing:

* Chain drives

* Belt drives

* Spur gears

* Compound spur gears

* Worm gears

* Contrate and helical gears

* Cams

* Design and build problems

Gears and Gearing was one of the Science at Work...

Science of the Motor Car

This book looks at several aspects of the science of motor vehicles:

* Oil and its uses

* The four-stroke cycle

* The battery

* The electrical system

* Hydraulic systems

* Cooling systems

* Corrosion

* Safety

*Friction

Science of the Motor Car...

SCISP Topic Book: The Electrification of British Rail

This Schools Council Integrated Science Project (SCISP) topic book was written to accompany the third of the SCISP students’ manuals.

Contents
*The beginnings of the railway
*The railway's competition
*Motive power
*Inter-city travel
*Electrification:...

Machines and Engines

Work done in this Nuffield 13 - 16 module followed from the unit called ‘Energy’. This B unit provided enough material for six double periods in the third year of secondary school (year nine). The teachers’ guide included 11 worksheets to supplement the students’ booklet.

Contents...

Cars on the Move

Work done in this Nuffield 13 - 16 module followed from the S unit called ‘Rockets and momentum’. This S unit provided enough material for eight double periods during a single-certificate science course. The teachers’ guide included eight worksheets to supplement the students’ booklet.

The general notes in...

Supersonic Flight

This book looks at supersonic flight.

The shock boundary caused by the abrupt change in pressure is explained with the aid of a diagram. The development of supersonic aircraft is explored, with a look at the overall efficiency of supersonic flight compared to subsonic flight. The effect of kinetic heating...

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