Module 8

Fire Science

Fire engineering inherently requires a good understanding of mathematics, this module will guide you through the process. The module goes through the basics of how to carry out a calculation and in the order it should be carried out. The important issue of transposing formula, a skill which all engineers should possess is covered as is trigonometry, areas and volumes. The module looks at mechanics, electricity, hydraulics including Bernoullis theorem and other topics that an engineering technician should have an awareness of.

Module 8.1

  • This module covers the following topics
  • Carrying out calculations using BIDMAS
  • Transposing formula
  • Indices

 

Module 8.2

  • This module covers the following topics
  • Trigonometry made simple
  • The Five Step Guide

 

Module 8.3

  • This module covers the following topics
  • Areas and volumes of various shapes
  • Measuring length, volume and density
  • Measuring time and speed

 

Module 8.4

  • This module covers the following topics
  • Heat and temperature
  • States of matter
  • The Kinetic model
  • Evaporation

 

Module 8.5

  • This module covers the following topics
  • Changing state from solid, liquid and gases
  • Latent heat of fusion
  • Latent heat of vaporrisation
  • Specific heat capacity

 

Module 8.6

  • This module covers the following topics
  • Expansions of solids and liquids
  • Expansion of gases
  • The gas laws

 

Module 8.7

  • This module covers the following topics
  • Introduction to electricity
  • Circuits in series

 

Module 8.8

  • This module covers the following topics
  • Circuits in parallel
  • Exercises

 

Module 8.9

  • This module covers the following topics
  • Speed, velocity and accelleration
  • Centrifugal force

 

Module 8.10

  • This module covers the following topics
  • Centrifugal Force
  • Resultant force
  • Torque

 

Module 8.11

  • This module covers the following topics
  • Molecules and atoms
  • Mass of products

 

Module 8.12

  • This module covers the following topics
  • Balancing equations
  • Mass of products

 

Module 8.13

  • This module covers the following topics
    • Principles of Hydraulics
    • Head and pressure

     

    Module 8.14

    • This module covers the following topics
      • Principles of siphon
      • Pumps and flow

       

      Module 8.15

      • This module covers the following topics
        • Frictional loss
        • Archimedes principle
        • Volumes and expansion

         

        Module 8.16

        • This module covers the following topics
          • Unravelling the mystery surrounding Bernoullis Theorem
          • Continuity

           

          Module 8.17 Exercises Exercise 1

           

          Exercise 2

           

          Exercise 3

           

          Exercise 4

          Exercise 5

          Module 8-18

          Module 8-18

          Module 8-19

          Module 8-20