Practical Interfacing in the Laboratory: Using a PC for Instrumentation, Data Analysis and Control / Edition 1

Practical Interfacing in the Laboratory: Using a PC for Instrumentation, Data Analysis and Control / Edition 1

by Stephen E. Derenzo
ISBN-10:
0521815274
ISBN-13:
9780521815277
Pub. Date:
05/28/2003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
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Overview

Practical Interfacing in the Laboratory: Using a PC for Instrumentation, Data Analysis and Control / Edition 1

This practical text describes how to use a desk-top computer to monitor and control laboratory experiments. Stephen Derenzo clearly explains how to design electronic circuits and write computer programs to sense, analyze and display real-world quantities, including displacement, temperature, force, sound, light, and biomedical potentials. He includes numerous laboratory exercises and appendices that provide practical information on microcomputer architecture and interfacing, including complete circuit diagrams and component lists. A very basic knowledge of electronics is assumed, making the book ideal for college-level laboratory courses and for practicing engineers and scientists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521815277
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 628
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Digital tools; 2. Analog tools; 3. Analog-digital conversion and sampling; 4. Sensors and actuators; 5. Data analysis and control; Appendix A. Grounding and shielding; Appendix B. Experimental uncertainties; Appendix C. C programming hints; Appendix D. Numerical methods and C functions; Appendix E. Summary of data translation DT3010 PCI plug-in board; Appendix F. Using the digital oscilloscope to record waveforms; Appendix G. Electrical hazards and safety; Appendix H. Standard resistor and capacitor values; Appendix I. Ascii character codes; Appendix J. Glossary; Index.

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