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Developed to compliment Volume 8 (General Engineering Knowledge), this indispensable book comprehensively covers the motor engineering syllabus for marine engineering officer cadets.Starting with the theoretical and practical thermodynamic operating cycles, the book is structured to give a description of the engines and components used to extract energy from fossil fuels and achieve high levels of efficiency.Accessibly written and clearly illustrated, this book is the onlyguide available for marine engineering students focusing on the knowledge needed for passing the motor engineering certificate of Competency (CoC) examinations.This key textbook takes into account the varying needs of students studying motor engineering, recognising recent changes to the Merchant Navy syllabus and current pathways to a sea-going engineering career, including National diplomas, Higher National Diploma and degree courses. An essential buy for any marine engineering student.
Paul A Russell was Head of School at the National Sea Training Centre at North West Kent College, UK as well as lecturer in Marine Engineering at the University of Greenwich. He is Managing Director of Thamesview Maritime Limited, a marine engineering consultancy specialising in the professional development of marine engineers and has previously worked as the Editor for the journal Marine Propulsion and Auxiliary Machinery. Paul has also completed two terms as office as the Chair of the South East branch of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology.