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a re ETT re Tetra Lt} ® Eric H. Glendinning YY Norman Glendinning Oxford English for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Eric H. Glendinning Norman Glendinning, C Eng, MIMechE Heilige Geeststraat 192 Oxford University | pigeon Press Belgium Tebfax 016 239096 Oxford University Press Oxford University Press Walton Street. Oxiord OX2 6DP Oxford New York Athens Auckland Bangkok Bombay Calcutta Cape Town Dares Salaam Delhi Florence Hong Kong Istanbul Karachi Kuala Lumpur Madras Madrid Melbourne Mexico City Nairobi Paris Singapore ‘Taipel Tokyo ‘Toronto ‘and associated companies in Berlin Ibadan Orford and Oxford English are trade marks of Oxford University Press ISBN 0 19457392 3 © Ostord University Press 1995, First published 1995, Secon impression 1995 No unauthorized photocopying Allrights reserved. No part ofthis publication may be reproduced, stored ina retrieval system, oF transmitted in any form or by any means. electronic mechanical, photocopying. recording or etherwise: wethout the por wren permission of xk iniversity Press. ‘This book i sold subject tothe condition that it shall nat, by way of trade oF otherwise. be lent. eld hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior consent in any form of binding or over other than that in which tis published and ‘without a similar condition including tis condition beingimposed on the subsequent purchaser. ‘The publisher and authors of Oxford English for Computing. Oxford English or Electronics, and Oxford English for Electrica and Mechanical Engineering Would Liketothank the teachers and students ofthe following institutions fr their advice and assistance Inthe preparation ofthese books: aly IsttutiTecnict Industrial: ‘Aldini-Valeriani, Bologna ‘Avagado, Turin Bellu, Bologna Benedetto Castell, Brescia Conti Milan de Preto, Schio Enganco, Este Fermi Rome eri, Naples Fermi, Vicenza Perrari, Turin Gastal, Genoa Giordani, Naples Giorgi, Milan Giorgi Rome Hensemberger. Monza Leonardo da Vind. Florence Marconi, Verona Miano. San Giorgio. Naples Pacocapa. Bergamo Panett, Bart Pasolini. Milan Peano, Turin San Felipo Neri, Rome ‘Zaccainle, Mestre Isttut Professional: ‘Case, Siena Gini, Florence Galleo Galle. Turin Galvani, Milan Istituto Tecnico Commerciale Lorgna, Verona France cole Nationale du Commerce, Paris Lycée Bouchardon, Chaumont Lycée Monge. Chambery Lycée du Dauphine, Romans Lycée Téchnologique Industriel, Valence “The publisher and authors would like tothank the following for their kind permission to use articles, extracts, or adaptations from copyright material. very effort has been made to trace the owners of ‘copyright material in this book, but we should be pleased to hear from any copyright owner whom we have been unable to contact in order to rectify any errors or omissions. Collins CDT GCSE: Technology by M Horsley and P Fowler. Collins Educational. an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Limited Fraba Limited, Livingston “The following articles were all taken from The Education Guardian © The Guardian: ectric motor by Helen Davies, 20 April 1993 ‘Central heating’ by | Harker. 8 December 1992 Fridge" by H Birch, 30 April 1991 Hlectronic sales by H Birch, 10 December 1991 "Wave power’ by H Davies, 3 November 1993 “Road breaker’ by H Birch, 24 September 1991 Disk brakes’ by R Leedham, 16 March 1993 “Magnetic levitation train’ by H Birch, 7 July 1992 "Air Film Material Handling Systems’ Aerotilm ‘Systems, The Netherlands Design tools for speed and quality’ by John Fos, Professional Engineering. June 1993. The adaptation “ofthis article is reproduced by permission of the Council ofthe Institution of Mechanical Engineers London. UK. “Beating the fre risk with water-based hydraulics’ by PTweedale. Professional Engineering, November 1993. The adaptation ofthis article is reproduced by permission of the Council ofthe Institution of, Mechanical Engineers, London. UK. ‘On the make’ by Judith Massey, Personal Computer ‘Magazine, August 1992 “Types of corrosion. how itoccurs and what to look foe, Design Engineering, June 1991 Working at alight engineering plant (people at work) by ‘TMay. Wayland (Publishers) Limited 1982 ‘The publishers would like to thank the following for permission to reproduce illustrations: Computer Shopper: Computervision: The Eeation ‘Guardian: Engineering News: Technology Basic Facts by Chapman, MHorsley & ESmall. HarperCollins Publishers Tid: Volkswagen UK Lid ‘The publishers would like to thank the allowing for their permission to reproduce photographs: British Aerospace: Derek Cattani: DataTech Ltd; The Engineering Council: The Engineering Training Authority: Graduates to Industry Intelligence ‘Systems: Marconi: Peugeot Talbot: Lucy Porter; Rolls-Royce; Salter Houseware: The Science Photo Library Scotish Power; Sport for TV: The Telegraph CColout Library; Volkswagen UK Lid ‘Typeset in Monotype Photina and Univers Printed in taly