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Glossary of terms you will come across during your Phase 2 training.



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Society of Automotive Engineers. An American Society responsible for setting technical standards in the Automotive Industry. For example: SAE 20W50 engine oil.
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In steering geometry, Swivel (or Steering) Axis inclination, similar to KPI (King Pin Inclination).

Check here for more information.

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Software that is protected by copyright, and is offered to the public on a trial basis. The offer of use is on the condition that, if someone tries the software and decides they want to use it, the user sends payment to the author.
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Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.

Visit their home page.

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Torque is the amount of twisting or turning that a force exerts about a point. Torque may be considered work done in rotation. The unit is the Newton metre. Symbol: Nm.

For example, when you twist something, you are exerting a torque on it.

The imperial way of measuring torque is pounds feet (lb/ft) or pounds force feet (lbf/feet). There are many different units of measurement for torque, but they will always mention force (Newtons, Kilogrammes force, pounds force) and distance (metres, feet inches). It is simplest and best to use SI, but you will come across many different types of units.
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Uniform resource locator. This is the unique address of a web site on the Internet.

For example, the URL, or Uniform Resource Locator, or web address of the CP Fitters' Homepage is: www.fascabra.com/cpweb/index.htm

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Space void of air.

Atmospheric pressure will always seek to fill this space with air.

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When used in the context of computers, the operating system (OS) which allows a user to interact with the machine. There are many different versions, for example: Windows 95; Windows 98; Windows 2000; Windows XP.

The machines the apprentices use whilst in Cabra on Phase 2 of their training all have Windows 2000 OS installed on them.

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When used in the context of computers, software refers to the programmes written for computers. Examples of sotware are photo editing programmes, word processing programmes or computer operating systems.
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When used in the context of computers, anything to do with computers that can be touched and felt: for example-a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse.

Software, on the other hand, cannot be "touched" . We can touch the cd onto which we burn the software, and that is why the cd is a piece of hardware. Software can be used when it is installed on a machine.


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