Automobile or Related Car Terms
(scientific terms about the use of vehicles including cars, trucks, or any automobiles including their technology as related to transportation)
2. The rate of change in velocity with respect to time.
2. The gas pedal, attached to the throttle in the carburetor or fuel-injection system.
The simplest accelerometer consists of just one weight and has a sliding electrical contact attached to it. As acceleration increases, the weight slips back and a higher voltage is generated; then, as acceleration decreases, the weight moves forward and a lower voltage is generated.
2. The scientific study of the effects of air in motion on an object; either objects moving through air; such as, aircraft or automobiles, or stationary object affected by moving air, including bridges or tall buildings.
2. Devices which are parts of the passive safety system.
Airbags make it possible for passengers to stop more slowly than the car. When the airbag sensor detects a large decelaration, or a sudden stop, the bags inflate in less than a twentieth of a second, giving a much softer impact than the steering wheel would have on the driver.
An airbag will also help a passenger from being thrust forward with as much force as he/she would be without the airbag and so being thrown more slowly means less force and less harm to the person who is involved.
2. A rate of movement for air, computed by volume or mass for a certain time unit.
Alloy wheels on vehicles use strong, lightweight alloys, that are based on aluminum.2. Any of various materials having metallic properties and composed of two or more closely mixed chemical elements, of which at least one is a metal; for example, brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.
Alloys are produced to obtain some desirable quality; such as, greater hardness, strength, lightness, or durability.
Tetraethyl lead was the most widely used antiknock compound, but because of its contribution to air pollution, it has been replaced by a nonmetallic compound in lead-free gasolines.
2. A direct-current voltage source consisting of two o more electrochemical cells connected in a series or parallels to convert chemical energy into electrical energy.
A battery cell contains a negative electrode, a positive electrode, an electrolyte held between the electrodes, and a container or housing.
In contrast to the alternating current available in homes, businesses, cities, etc. from the electric utility companies, batteries deliver a direct current that always flows in one direction.
Colloquially, the term battery is often used in place of the more proper term cell. The common 1.5 volt flashlight batter is actually a single cell.