Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
I remember my first engine that my grandfather gave me. It was a wonder of spark, smoke, heat and noise. I was afraid of it, yet I was intrigued by it. I was not until after close inspection of the engine, some tinkering and reading some books that I started to get an understanding of how engine worked. One of the most useful books I read was a book called “Heat Engines.” This article trims down the complex language and brings it home to the average reader. The complexity of engines has its place, but the basics need to be understood first: converting heat to something useful….just what is that?