Modern Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers / Edition 1

Modern Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers / Edition 1

by James A. Blackburn
     
 

The object of this book is to provide a comprehensive treatment of the principal issues in modern instrumentation, but without attempting an encyclopedic reference. It thus discusses the basic theory and physic al principles underlying the operation of the various sensors as well as the practical aspects of their operation and their incorporation in to larger

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The object of this book is to provide a comprehensive treatment of the principal issues in modern instrumentation, but without attempting an encyclopedic reference. It thus discusses the basic theory and physic al principles underlying the operation of the various sensors as well as the practical aspects of their operation and their incorporation in to larger systems. The intent is to cover the most important topics in electronics, sensors, measurements, and acquisition systems, always k eeping in mind the needs of practicing scientists and engineers.

Product Details

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

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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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