Race 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).
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 supplimented 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
Numerous 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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