Physics For Aircraft Maintenance | BATB970

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EASA Part 66/147 compliant Module 2 on Physics for the aviation maintenance technician for B1 and B2 aircraft maintenance certification. This book teaches what is required by EASA for B1 and B2 knowledge testing and typical of the curricula offered within EASA certified 2 year Part 147 programs.


the nature of matter; the chemical elements; structure of atoms, molecules; chemical compounds; solid, liquid, gaseous states; changes between states.

statics; forces, moments and couples, representation as vectors; center of gravity; theory of stress, strain, and elasticity; tension, compression, shear and torsion; nature and properties of solids, fluid, and gas; pressure and buoyancy in liquids (barometers.

linear movement; uniform motion in a straight line and under acceleration; rotational movement; centrifugal and centripetal force; periodic motion and pendular movement; theory of vibration, harmonics, and resonance; velocity ratio; mechanical advantage and efficiency.

force, inertia, work, power, energy, and heat efficiency; momentum; impulse; gyroscopic principles; friction and rolling resistance.

Fluid Dynamics
specific gravity and density; viscosity; effects of streamlining; effects of compressibility on fluids; static, dynamic and total pressure; Beroulli's Theorem and venture.

temperature; thermometers and temperature scale; heat definition; heat capacity and specific heat; heat transfer, convection, radiation and conduction; volumetric expansion; 1st and 2nd laws of thermodynamics; gases, specific heat at constant volume and pressure, work done by expanding gas; isothermal, adiabatic expansion and compression; refrigerators and heat pumps; latent heat of fusion and evaporation; thermal energy, heat of combustion.

Optics the nature of light; speed of light; laws of reflection and refraction; plane surfaces, spherical mirrors, refraction and lenses; fiber optics.

Wave Motion and Sound wave motion; mechanical waves, sinusoidal waves, interference phenomena, and standing waves; sound, speed of sound, production of sound, intensity and pitch quality; Doppler effect.