Under the Hood: How Cars Work
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Under the Hood: How Cars Work

Important parts of a car explained in simple language, with rich, clear illustrations.
4.1 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,629 students enrolled
Created by Loony Corn
Last updated 11/2016
English
Current price: $12 Original price: $50 Discount: 76% off
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the important systems in a car
  • Understand in detail how car engines work - the mechanics as well as the chemistry
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Requirements
  • No prior experience or knowledge needed - this course starts from absolute basics
Description

This course is a rich, visually appealing guide to what's going on under the hood of your car - explained in language anyone can understand.

Let's parse that.

  • This course focuses on what's going on under the hood. It combines practical knowledge, and required bits of engineering, chemistry and physics to explain how important car systems work
  • This course is taught in language anyone can understand. All of this material is practical and accessible. By the end of this course, you will be able to make sense of the advice that your mechanic gives you, and also appreciate the complexities of automative design.
  • This course is very visual. Cars are incredibly complicated these days, and the key to understanding that complexity is visualising how the components work, and how they work together. This course will help you get there.

What's Included:

  • What happens when you turn the key in the ignition: We start with a step-by-step look at how a car starts, since this is an operation most folks are familiar with.
  • Engines: How internal combustion engines work; the differences between Gasoline and Diesel engines; 4-stroke and 2-stroke engines; the details of each engine stroke; ignition systems
  • Fuel Systems: Rich and lean mixtures; an elementary carburetor; best power and best economy mixtures; improvements for idling, starting and racing
  • Transmission and drive train; the complex relationship between torque and RPM; gearing; the differential and final drive
  • Suspension, Steering and Brakes

Using discussion forums

Please use the discussion forums on this course to engage with other students and to help each other out. Unfortunately, much as we would like to, it is not possible for us at Loonycorn to respond to individual questions from students:-(

We're super small and self-funded with only 2 people developing technical video content. Our mission is to make high-quality courses available at super low prices.

The only way to keep our prices this low is to *NOT offer additional technical support over email or in-person*. The truth is, direct support is hugely expensive and just does not scale.

We understand that this is not ideal and that a lot of students might benefit from this additional support. Hiring resources for additional support would make our offering much more expensive, thus defeating our original purpose.

It is a hard trade-off.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone curious about cars and fascinated by how they work!
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
04:06:21
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Starting From Basics
3 Lectures 23:21
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Car Engines
9 Lectures 01:27:14
Internal Combustion Engines
07:34

Parts of an Engine
12:05

Some Engine Terms
07:12

Engine Classifications
05:23

Four Stroke SI Engines - I
09:43

Four Stroke SI Engines - II
05:34

Two Stroke Engines
12:34

Diesel Engines
13:01

Otto Cycle
14:08
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Ignition and Fuel Systems
9 Lectures 01:17:22
Ignition Systems
07:26

Car Charging
14:04

Fuel Systems Introduced
08:36

Air and Fuel: Rich, Lean, and Stoichiometric Mixtures
09:11

Starting
09:24

Idling
07:13

Racing and Cruising
05:53

Elementary Fuel Systems
06:04

Fuel System Improvements
09:31
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Transmission and Drive Train
4 Lectures 32:58
Final Drive and Differential
05:17

Drive Shaft
05:44

Transmission - I
08:23

Transmission - II
13:34
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Other Car Systems
3 Lectures 25:26
20_Suspension
09:42

21_Steering
08:08

22_Brakes
07:36
About the Instructor
Loony Corn
4.3 Average rating
5,508 Reviews
42,789 Students
75 Courses
An ex-Google, Stanford and Flipkart team

Loonycorn is us, Janani Ravi and Vitthal Srinivasan. Between us, we have studied at Stanford, been admitted to IIM Ahmedabad and have spent years  working in tech, in the Bay Area, New York, Singapore and Bangalore.

Janani: 7 years at Google (New York, Singapore); Studied at Stanford; also worked at Flipkart and Microsoft

Vitthal: Also Google (Singapore) and studied at Stanford; Flipkart, Credit Suisse and INSEAD too

We think we might have hit upon a neat way of teaching complicated tech courses in a funny, practical, engaging way, which is why we are so excited to be here on Udemy!

We hope you will try our offerings, and think you'll like them :-)