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Authors: Eric F. Thacher 
Book Description:
This book has both an environmental and an educational purpose. A pollution-free, sustainable transportation system must be established. The sun is a sustainable energy source. To educate students in the application of solar energy to transportation, including both limitations and advantages, the book first presents the underlying physics of a solar racing car. Then, using the structure of the problem-solving process, it presents the design, construction, testing, and financing of an actual car. The book discusses the advantages of education through learning communities centered on solving actual problems, such as creating a solar car, and how these advantages could be institutionalized.

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Table of Contents:
Preface;
Chapter 1: Introduction;
Chapter 2: Interactions with the Atmosphere and Road;
Chapter 3: Interaction with the Sun;
Chapter 4: Storing Electric Energy;
Chapter 5: Electric Motor Drives;
Chapter 6: Electric Power Conversion and Distribution;
Chapter 7: Instrumentation;
Chapter 8: Solar Racer-Specification;
Chapter 9: Solar Racer-Concept Generation and Selection;
Chapter 10: Solar Racer-Detailed Design;
Chapter 11: Solar Racer-Construction;
Chapter 12: Testing;
Chapter 13: Energy Management;
Chapter 14: Fund Raising and Public Relations;
Chapter 15: A Solar Car-Based Learning Community;
Appendix A: Sample Race Rules;
Appendix B: The Drag Build-Up Method;
Appendix C: Ventilation System Analysis;
Appendix D: Performance Simulation;
Appendix E: Rolling Resistance Calculation;
Appendix F: Stability Calculations;
Appendix G: Structural Load Estimation;
Appendix H: Nomenclature;
Index.

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      Energy Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: ebook
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 8.5 x 11 387 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-382-5
   Status: AV
  
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