Car Vehicle Dynamics: Problems, Answers and Experiments (PAE) contains
300 pages of problems, worked solutions and vehicle dynamics experiments. It
is a companion book to Race Car Vehicle Dynamics,
and it replaces the Race Car Vehicle Dynamics
Workbook (which has been discontinued).
Structured as a
series of questions related to each chapter of "Race Car Vehicle
Dynamics", PAE guides readers toward a better understanding of vehicle
dynamics through hands-on calculations and experimentation. Problems from
the original Workbook have been supplemented with a large number of new
problems developed in conjunction with college-level vehicle dynamics
courses. All problems have detailed, worked solutions. PAE bridges the gap
when using RCVD as a textbook, and is a valuable asset to anyone interested
in a better understanding of vehicle dynamics. An appendix of sample course
outlines, suggested background knowledge, a discussion of how to learn
vehicle dynamics (when starting with a variety of backgrounds) and a
supplemental list of useful references is
open ended problems are included, such as suggestions for experiments which
can be done with one's own passenger car. The accompanying CD contains the RCVD Program Suite, a collection of
simple vehicle dynamics programs which correspond to the material presented
in RCVD. These programs have their own set of problems and readily lend
themselves to experimentation by the reader.
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