Modern Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers / Edition 1

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Overview

This modern presentation comprehensively addresses the principal issues in modern instrumentation, but without attempting an encyclopaedic reference. It covers the most important topics in electronics, sensors, measurements and acquisition systems, and will be an indispensable reference for readers in a wide variety of disciplines.

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"The author has managed to succeed in writing a ‘small encyclopedia of modern instrumentation’ in the size of a textbook with 320 pages … There is a vast spectrum of scientific knowledge and engineering technology included in this book … It is a very good textbook or a reference source for a continuing education seminary and for courses to nonelectronics graduates." IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387950563
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/21/2000
  • Edition description: 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 319
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Table of Contents

I Electronic.- 1 Physical Quantities.- 1.1 Charge, Potential, and Current.- 1.2 Magnetic Field.- 1.3 Capacitance and Inductance.- 2 DC Circuits.- 2.1 Branch and Node Analysis.- 2.2 Loop Analysis.- 2.3 Remarks.- Problems.- 3 AC Circuits.- 3.1 Alternating Voltage and Current.- 3.2 Resistors as AC Components.- 3.3 Capacitors as AC Components.- 3.4 Inductors as AC Components.- 3.5 Impedance.- Problems.- 4 Bridge Circuits.- 4.1 DC Bridges.- 4.2 AC Bridges.- Problems.- 5 Amplifiers.- 5.1 Noninverting Amplifier.- 5.2 Inverting Amplifier.- 5.3 Difference Amplifier.- 5.4 Summing Amplifier.- 5.5 Frequency Response.- Problems.- 6 Special-Purpose Circuits.- 6.1 Unity-Gain Buffer.- 6.2 Instrumentation Amplifier.- 6.3 Log and Antilog Amplifiers.- 6.4 Constant Current Source.- 6.5 Voltage and Current Conversion.- 6.6 Analog Integration and Differentiation.- Problems.- 7 Waveform Generators.- 7.1 Oscillators.- 7.2 Pulse Generators.- 7.3 Crystal Oscillators.- 7.4 Remarks.- Problems.- 8 Filters.- 8.1 Passive Filters.- 8.2 Active Filters.- 8.3 Remarks.- Problems.- II Sensors.- 9 Temperature.- 9.1 Therm istors.- 9.2 Resistance Temperature Detectors.- 9.3 Thermocouples.- 9.4 Temperature-Sensitive Diodes.- Problems.- 10 Light.- 10.1 Phoonductive Sensors.- 10.2 Photodiodes.- Problems.- 11 Magnetic Fields.- 11.1 Hall-EffectSensors.- 11.2 Fluxgate Magnetometers.- 11.3 Comparative Performance.- 12 Strain.- 12.1 Strain.- 12.2 Resistive Strain Gages.- Problems.- 13 Pressure.- 13.1 Piezoresistive Gages.- 13.2 Piezoelectric Gages.- 14 Displacement and Rotation.- 14.1 Displacement.- 14.2 Rotation.- 15 Acceleration.- 15.1 Micromachined Sensors.- 15.2 Piezoelectric Sensors.- III Measurements.- 16 DC Measurements.- 16.1 Introduction.- 16.2 Digital-to-Analog Conversion.- 16.3 Voltage Measurement.- 16.4 Current Measurement.- 16.5 Resistance Measurement.- Problems.- 17 AC Measurements.- 17.1 Estimated RMS.- 17.2 True RMS.- Problems.- 18 Data Acquisition.- 18.1 Sample and Hold.- 18.2 Sampled Waveforms.- 18.3 Multichannel Systems.- 18.4 PC-Based Data Acquisition.- Problems.- 19 Data Acquisition Systems.- 19.1 GPIB Bus.- 19.2 GPIB for the User.- 19.3 VXI.- 19.4 PXI.

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