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Measurement Science for Engineers - Professor Paul Regtien

Measurement Science for Engineers

Paperback Published: 20th June 2004
ISBN: 9781903996584
Number Of Pages: 358

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This volume, from an international authority on the subject, deals with the physical and instrumentation aspects of measurement science, the availability of major measurement tools, and how to use them. This book not only lays out basic concepts of electronic measurement systems, but also provides numerous examples and exercises for the student.

· Ideal for courses on instrumentation, control engineering and physics
· Numerous worked examples and student exercises

Prefacep. vi
Forewordp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Views on measurement sciencep. 1
Trends in measurement science and technologyp. 5
General architecture of a measurement systemp. 8
Further readingp. 11
Exercisesp. 12
Basics of Measurementp. 15
System of unitsp. 15
Standardsp. 18
Quantities and propertiesp. 21
Transducersp. 36
Further readingp. 40
Exercisesp. 40
Measurement Errors and Uncertaintyp. 43
True values, errors and uncertaintyp. 43
Measurement error and probability theoryp. 44
Statistical inferencep. 50
Uncertainty analysisp. 55
Characterization of errorsp. 63
Error reduction techniquesp. 74
Further readingp. 83
Exercisesp. 84
Analogue Signal Conditioningp. 87
Analogue amplifiersp. 87
Analogue filtersp. 97
Modulation and detectionp. 105
Further readingp. 113
Exercisesp. 114
Digital Signal Conditioningp. 117
Digital (binary) signals and codesp. 117
Samplingp. 119
Sampling devices and multiplexersp. 128
Digital functionsp. 133
Hardware for digital signal conditioningp. 135
Further readingp. 138
Exercisesp. 139
Analogue to Digital and Digital to Analogue Conversionp. 141
Conversion errorsp. 141
Parallel DA-convertersp. 145
Serial DA-convertersp. 148
Parallel AD-convertersp. 149
Direct AD-converterp. 152
Integrating AD-convertersp. 154
Sigma-delta AD-convertersp. 157
Further readingp. 160
Exercisesp. 161
Measurement of Electrical, Thermal and Optical Quantitiesp. 163
Measurement of electrical quantities and parametersp. 163
Measurement of time and time-related quantitiesp. 173
Measurement of magnetic quantitiesp. 174
Measurement of thermal quantitiesp. 179
Measurement of optical quantitiesp. 188
Further readingp. 193
Exercisesp. 195
Measurement of Mechanical Quantitiesp. 197
Potentiometric sensorsp. 197
Strain gaugesp. 200
Capacitive displacement sensorsp. 205
Magnetic and inductive displacement sensorsp. 210
Optical displacement sensorsp. 217
Piezoelectric force sensors and accelerometersp. 231
Acoustic distance measurementp. 236
Further readingp. 247
Exercisesp. 248
Measurement of Chemical Quantitiesp. 251
Some fundamentals and definitionsp. 251
Potentiometryp. 252
Amperometryp. 257
Electrolyte conductivityp. 267
Further readingp. 275
Exercisesp. 275
Imaging Instrumentsp. 277
Imaging principlesp. 278
Optical imagingp. 286
Advanced imaging devicesp. 295
Digital image processing and computer visionp. 301
Further readingp. 306
Exercisesp. 307
Design of Measurement Systemsp. 309
General aspects of system designp. 309
Computer based measurement systemsp. 314
Design examplesp. 318
Further Readingp. 329
Appendicesp. 331
Scalesp. 331
Units and quantitiesp. 334
Expectations, variances and covariance of two random variablesp. 335
Referencesp. 339
Solutions to Exercicesp. 345
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9781903996584
ISBN-10: 1903996589
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 20th June 2004
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.85  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.57