Total Automotive Technology

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Thomson/Delmar Learning, 2004 - Technology & Engineering - 1080 pages
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The theory and practice for all major systems and components of today's automobiles are introduced in this fully-updated revision by experienced author, Anthony Schwaller. The easy-to-read format divides content into manageable units covering automotive engines, mechanical and fluid engine systems, electrical engine systems, emissions and control, power transmission, vehicle suspension and control, and vehicle accessory systems. New material includes hybrid vehicles, 42-volt electrical systems, different fuel types, and added electronics. A "Problems, Diagnosis, and Service" troubleshooting approach is used to deliver content that is also directly related to ASE certification exams and NATEF tasks.

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About the author (2004)

Dr. Anthony E. Schwaller has been working in the field of automotive technology and teaching about technology for 35 years. During his teaching career he received the "Distinguished Technology Educator Award" in 1990, the "Special Recognition Award" from ITEA in 1995, and was selected as the Technology Teacher Educator of the Year" in 1997 fro the Council for Technology Teacher Education. He also received the "Outstanding Research Award" in 2003 for his research on Modular Technology in the classroom. During his teaching career, he as worked for Allis Chalmers, General Motors, Eastern Illinois University, and St. Cloud State University where he is now professor and department head. He has written over 50 articles in professional journals, written ten textbook in the automotive technology and related fields, and has given more than 50 presentations on topics in the fields of automotive, transportation, energy technology, and instructional strategies.

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