Fundamentals of Automobile Engineering
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Fundamentals of Automobile Engineering

Enjoy and Learn working of Cars right from basics and make it stick in your brain for ever!
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4.2 (86 ratings)
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Created by Arjit Raj
Last updated 8/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand How Cars work right from basics.
  • Appreciate Mechanical Engineering, Physics and their impact in making the world around you a better place.
  • Dive deep in any field related to Automobiles of any type, in future.
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  • Just take the course with a fresh mind - like a child willing to explore something new and deep.
  • Basic understanding of the terms like force, pressure, velocity, acceleration etc, will be helpful, though not compulsory.

If you can understand my language in the promo video, I GUARANTEE you of an awesome journey of learning. Else, ENTIRE MONEY will be refunded!

"Fundamentals of Automobile Engineering"

You don't need to have a degree in Mechanical Engineering to understand working of Automobiles!

This course is all about learning the working of cars right from basics. The course will take you on a journey in which you will learn about automobiles piece by piece. We will take the most common automobile - A Car and then understand its working by taking different parts of it, analyzing it closely and then comprehending how different parts work together enabling the vehicle to move from one point to another smoothly.

I will not be using unnecessary jargon and terms that only a car mechanic will be knowing! The journey will be for people from variety of backgrounds. So even if you are a person involved in Biology Lab or in making Android apps, you can happily enroll in the course if you have interest in knowing about Cars,

The course will be mostly in form of video lectures, where I will be explaining the different components using diagrams on whiteboard. For very complicated diagrams, I will be including images and pdfs so that your understanding can become concrete. It can take a total of 2-2.5 hours for completing the entire course.

To make this more interesting, I promise to reply to each and every genuine queries of the students, irrespective of the level of toughness of the query WITHIN 24 HOURS! I wish to have every student enrolled in the class, enjoy this journey with me.

At the end of the course, you will have a strong understanding of what happens inside the car and how different components work together in making a car ride comfortable, while moving from one place to another.

Who is the target audience?
  • Curiosity to learn about Cars is the most important prerequisite for being successful in this course.
  • Any one with basic (very) knowledge of physics can take this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
Speed Zero: Where are you standing?
0 Lectures 00:00

Let's start with some simple questions. Don't worry if you get any of them wrong! We will learn about it soon.

Pre- Course Quiz
5 questions
Speed Ten: Let’s get started
1 Lecture 03:04

You will understand about an important concept of Views and know about different major parts of the cars.

Preview 03:04
Speed Twenty: Power Source
4 Lectures 10:56

Engines are complicated beasts! In this we will simplify it with a help of a simple story. A boy wanders through forest and feels hungry. Check the lecture to know what happens next!

Preview 01:54

Now we will see how exactly a Gasoline Engine works and how the different functions are analogous to different steps taken by the boy.

Preview 06:40

There is another commonly used engines - Diesel Engines. In this lecture we will look at the working and differences of Diesel engine and petrol engine.

Diesel Engines

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Speed Thirty: Skeleton of Car
2 Lectures 02:29

We will be learning about the frames on which different components are installed.

Frames: Basics and Need

There are frameless cars too. Let's learn about it in this lecture.

Frameless Cars
2 pages
Speed Forty: Rolling on Road
2 Lectures 04:30

The central portion of the legs on which cars stand - the wheels. In this we will look at the different types of the wheels and how it works.

Wheels - Parts and Types

Tyres are the ones that are in contact with the road. It is an important component which we will be learning in this lecture.

Tyres - Parts and Types
Speed Fifty: Clutches
3 Lectures 07:58

The first step in transmission of power from Engine to wheels. Let's learn about clutches - the need of it.

Clutches: Why it is needed

We will go a bit deep and learn how exactly the clutches work in a car.

Clutches: Working Principle and different parts

Get Free E-Book on Bicycles
2 pages
Speed Sixty: Transmission
6 Lectures 19:57

An important topic - we will be learning about gears that will be helpful in understanding the other components.

Gear: Basics

A commonly used component - Gear Box. Let's see how the driver changes gears and how it effects the speed.

Gear Box

One very important component of any car - Differential. In this we will learn it's working.


Go through the video to learn the working in a concrete way.

Differentials - Understanding it better

We need to connect the components studied so far together. We will learn how it is done.

Propeller Shaft, Joints and Axles
3 pages

Links for animation

Animation and more info on Joints
Speed Seventy: Suspension
2 Lectures 04:57

What makes the ride smooth in a car. Let's start learning about it.

Need, Common types and Working

Images for Leaf springs and Shock Absorbers
Speed Eighty: Brakes
2 Lectures 08:19

The overall layout of hydraulic brakes and it's working.

Overall Working: Big Picture

Let's learn what exactly forces the wheels to stop.

Disc and Drum Brakes
Speed Ninety: Steering and Control System
2 Lectures 02:31

How is the driver able to turn the car left or right?

Steering Wheel: How it works?

The description of various control pedals.

Various control pedals
2 pages
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Arjit Raj
4.3 Average rating
144 Reviews
2,299 Students
3 Courses
Mechanical Engineer and Quora Top Writer

I am a Mechanical Engineer and a Top Writer at Quora, who loves sharing knowledge and experience with people around the world. I have been awarded by Google for Entrepreneurs for building a stair climbing, completely mechanical wheel chair. I enjoy learning new things, building stuffs, and sharing knowledge.

I am taking this course as I have a passion for sharing knowledge and I wish that everyone should know about Mechanical Engineering. Now since Cars are one of the most fascinating technology in this field, I have made this course for students. After being quite successful on Quora and have been followed by 1400+ people, I thought of sharing knowledge in form of videos and hence Udemy! I run a blog named Crazy Curiosity on Quora which is followed by hundreds of people.

I have a belief that learning should always be mixed with practical knowledge and not just be theoretical in nature. This is why I try bringing practical daily life experiences to make the learning more enjoyable and sticky!