MicroComputers and Electronic Instrumentation: Making the Right Connections

MicroComputers and Electronic Instrumentation: Making the Right Connections

by Howard V. Malmstadt, Stanley R. Crouch, Christie G. Enke
     
 

The authors believe that the effectiveness of future generations of scientists depends in part on their ability to use intelligently, diagnose, and modify their microcomputer-based and electronic instrumentation. Using a "top-down" approach, the authors present electronic concepts, principles, and technology that are impacting our daily lives. They start at the top,… See more details below

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The authors believe that the effectiveness of future generations of scientists depends in part on their ability to use intelligently, diagnose, and modify their microcomputer-based and electronic instrumentation. Using a "top-down" approach, the authors present electronic concepts, principles, and technology that are impacting our daily lives. They start at the top, by providing a broad perspective of electronic instrumentation, and work down to functional modules, devices, and detailed operations. This top-down approach enables all of the pieces to fit together so that a working knowledge is developed as one proceeds through the chapters. Written specifically for chemists, physicists, engineers, biologists, medical researchers, students, and other technical personnel who can benefit from "making the right connections" to modern instrumentation, this book will empower you to gain better control and make better use of your microcomputers and laboratory instruments.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780841228610
Publisher:
American Chemical Society
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Pages:
452

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Connecting to the New Wave of Microcomputer Instrumentation1
Ch. 2Converting and Acquiring Data in Scientific Instrumentation23
Ch. 3Understanding and Measuring Analog Signals57
Ch. 4Supplying Power to Instruments and Computers85
Ch. 5Manipulating Analog Data with Operational Amplifiers and Servo Systems121
Ch. 6Thinking Digital: Logic Gates, Flip-Flops, and Counters151
Ch. 7Generating, Switching, and Processing Analog Signals191
Ch. 8Sensing and Controlling in Automation and Robotics241
Ch. 9Getting the Most from Real-World Signals299
Ch. 10Troubleshooting Your Instruments329
Supplement 1 Generating and Controlling Analog Electrical Quantities351
Supplement 2 Describing Waveforms and Reactive Circuits363
Supplement 3 Understanding Diodes, Transistors, and Other Solid-State Devices381
Appendix A Grounding and Shielding401
Appendix B Components411
Appendix C Digital Data Transmission433
Index440

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