IBM-PC in the Laboratory / Edition 1

IBM-PC in the Laboratory / Edition 1

by B. G. Thompson, A. F. Kuckes
     
 

ISBN-10: 052142867X

ISBN-13: 9780521428675

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is about how microcomputers can be used to help control and interface with sensors in laboratory experiments. The computer work is done mostly in the context of several physics experiments, such as the physics of activation temperature, heat diffusion, and motion in fluids. These experiments show how with computer control conceptually sophisticated

Overview

This book is about how microcomputers can be used to help control and interface with sensors in laboratory experiments. The computer work is done mostly in the context of several physics experiments, such as the physics of activation temperature, heat diffusion, and motion in fluids. These experiments show how with computer control conceptually sophisticated experiments can be performed with simple apparati. The authors explain how the computer interfaces with common sensing devices, including digital-to-analog coverter, analog-to-digital converter, timers, digital input and output devices, optical encoders, stepping motors, and analog amplifiers, to provide a link between the experimenter and the physical phenomena being studied. The authors chose the IBM-PC, AT, or XT (which can apply to clones as long as they have expansion slots to accomodate boards) as their example, and use Turbo Pascal (Version 4.0 or greater) throughout the book for programming. Most of the programs will be presented by way of example, so some experience in computer programming is necessary. The equivalent of two semesters of college physics is also helpful to understand the experiments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521428675
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Instrumentation structure and using the IBM-PC; 3. Thermistor experiments; 4. Timing; 5. Thermal diffusion; 6. IBM-PC architecture and assembly language programming; 7. Viscosity measurement; 8. Interrupts; 9. Other topics; Appendices; Index.

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