Upon course completion, students will be able to:1. Describe the basic theory of the reciprocating engine and the factors affecting engine performance. Utilizing charts and mathematical formulas solve indicated horsepower, fuel consumption, and thermal efficiency problems.2. Explain the classification methods, principles of operation, design features, and construction of the various types of reciprocating engines.3. Distinguish correct reciprocating engine maintenance procedures. Identify reasons for engine removal, method of removal and installation, storage and corrosion prevention requirements.4. Evaluate the different types of propellers and their basic construction. Describe the operation and performance of the propeller in constant speed range, feathering, unfeathering, and reverse pitch.5. Justify the inspection and maintenance requirements for propellers. Outline the basic steps in inspecting, adjusting, repairing, overhauling, tracking, and maintaining propellers. Explain the operation of propeller governors and propeller auxiliary systems.6. Analyze and interpret engine instruments used to monitor reciprocating engine performance.7. Discuss theory, operation and construction of battery ignition, magnetos and auxiliary starting systems. Summarize the operation of DC and AC generator controls.8. Describe the operation and maintenance of the aircraft fuel system to include carburetors and fuel injection systems.9. Identify and discuss reciprocating engine induction, cooling and exhaust systems to include maintenance and inspection procedures.10. State the properties of engine lubricants, and explain the operation and maintenance of wet sump and dry sump lubrication systems.