Systems Design -- A
nice illustrated outline of the design of a transportation system, with
a detailed description of each step. Includes a self-test!
101 -- Want
to know how an auto works? This is the place! Each of the following systems
is reviewed: Brakes, Cooling, Electrical, A/C & Heating, Engine, Exhaust,
Fuel & Intake, Suspension & Steering, Drive Train. Lots of great
illustrations and explanations!
Stuff Works – Automotive -- Dozens
of tutorials on how different automotive and auto-related systems work!
Check out multimedia demos on engines, turbochargers, transmissions, clutches,
differentials, and many more! Over 50 tutorials!
of Automotive History -- From
the site: "The Showroom of Automotive History features significant
automobiles of the American experience. Each vehicle has made a substantial
contribution to the auto industry in design, production, or engineering."
- Cars -- From
the site: "Cars are the main means of transport for billions of people
around the world, and they dominate our cities in a way that no other
machine does. There are now enough cars in the world to make a traffic
jam stretching right round the world ten times." Learn much more about
cars and their impact on the modern world at this site!
- Railways -- From
the site: "The coming of railways 150 years ago changed the world forever,
enabling goods and passengers to be carried long distances in vast quantities,
and allowing cities to grow as never before. Now many people believe they
may be the best form of transport for the future, because of the harm
cars do to the environment." Learn much more about cars and their impact
on the world at this site!
of Flight -- The
US Centennial of Flight Commission has developed this site which includes
the following modules: Wright Brothers History, History of Aviation, 100
Years of Innovation, Future of Flight.
Flight! -- From
the British Museum of Science, a great online exhibit that illustrates
the history of aviation innovation
Travelers -- This
site has several pages of information and illustrations on the science
of flying blimps and balloons. "Air Travelers is an introduction
to the basic principles of buoyancy, properties of gases, temperature,
and the technology involved in hot air ballooning."
Stuff Works – Aviation -- Dozens
of tutorials on how different air transportation systems work! Check out
multimedia demos on airplanes, Concordes, gliders, even space shuttles
and many more! Over 20 tutorials!
- Aircraft -- From
the site: "Aircraft are the fastest of all means of transport, able to
reduce journeys that would take days by road or sea to just a few hours.
50 million or more people travel each year from the world's busiest airports,
such as Chicago's O'Hare and London's Heathrow." Learn much more about
air travel and society at this site!
of Inspiration -- From
the Franklin Institute, a fascinating look at the invention and development
of the Airplane
- Ships -- From
the site: "People have travelled on rivers and oceans in ships for over
40,000 years, and ships have played a crucial role in history. Ships still
carry most of the world's trade, and, all the over the world, they ferry
thousands of people across water every day." Learn more about the historical
and present role of sea travel in society at this site!