AGSD 201-Syllabus

AGSD 201-Syllabus - Department of Agricultural Services...

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Department of Agricultural Services & Development AGSD 201 – Agricultural Power Units (Fall 2011) Syllabus approved on: / / I. Course Description: Fundamentals of internal combustion engine operation to include gasoline, diesel, and liquefied petroleum. Preventative maintenance and general servicing of tractor engine systems: intake & exhaust; fuel; lubrication; cooling; electrical; power trains; and hydraulic. Also covered are tractor tune-up; small engine operation maintenance & reconditioning; II. Prerequisites: None III. Expanded Course Content : Students will be exposed to the following during lecture: introduction & history of the internal combustion engine, mathematical & physics concepts related to the internal combustion engine, the spark ignition engine, the compression ignition engine, internal mechanisms of the internal combustion engine, fuels, carburetion & fuel injection . IV. Intended Student Learning Outcomes: 1. To develop an understanding of how the internal combustion engine functions. 2. To expose students to a wide variety of agricultural & non-agricultural power units. 3. To allow students to examine all facets of the systems which accompany the internal combustion engine. 4. To develop an understanding of normal maintenance schedules for engines. 5. To allow students to learn and utilize steps involved in troubleshooting engine systems. 6. To engage students in activities that will strengthen their knowledge of internal combustion engine theory/operation, and will aid them in passing the information on to others. V.
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course AGSD 201 taught by Professor Kylemcgregor during the Fall '11 term at Tarleton.

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