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THE STIRLING ENGINEOLIVER TAMBOBOY SHERYL MAE BONIEL RAFAEL MEJIA ANTHONY BORGADOR MICHILLE ANN TRONGCAO REGINE MAHINAY

WHAT IS AN ENGINE?-a machine for converting thermal energy into mechanical energy or power to produce force and motion. (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ENGINE )

Two types of engines:

Internal combustion engines-is an engine in which the combustion of a fuel occurs in a combustion chamber inside and integral to the engine.-(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internal_combustion_engine)

External combustion engines-is a heat engine where an (internal) working fluid is heated by combustion of an external source, through the engine wall or a heat exchanger.-(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/External_combustion)