• adeola laguda The engine system
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    working principle
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    • ogugua belonwu which type of engine are we looking at?
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    • adeola laguda The four stoke internal combustion engine
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    • ogugua belonwu Internal Combustion
      The principle behind any reciprocating internal combustion engine: If you put a tiny amount of high-energy fuel (like gasoline) in a small, enclosed space and ignite it, an incredible amount of energy is released in the form of expanding gas. You can use that energy to propel a potato 500 feet. In this case, the energy is translated into potato motion. You can also use it for more interesting purposes. For example, if you can create a cycle that allows you to set off explosions like this hundreds of times per minute, and if you can harness that energy in a useful way, what you have is the core of a car engine!


      For further reading and explanation:

      http://www.howstuffworks.com/engine1.htm

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