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Practical Interfacing in the Laboratory : Using a PC for Instrumentation, Data Analysis and Control - Stephen E. Derenzo

Practical Interfacing in the Laboratory

Using a PC for Instrumentation, Data Analysis and Control

Hardcover Published: 29th May 2003
ISBN: 9780521815277
Number Of Pages: 628

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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, analyse 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 practising engineers and scientists.

  • Everything you need to know about using a PC to monitor and control laboratory experiments
  • Full of practical circuit designs and C-code examples
  • Ideal for students and practising scientists.
About the Author

Stephen E. Derenzo is Professor-in-Residence in the Department of electrical Engineering and computer Sciences at UC Berkeley and a Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has been teaching courses on electronic circuits, electronic transducers, and microcomputer interfacing for over 15 years and this book was developed from those courses. He has authored and co-authored over 150 technical publictions, was awarded the 1992 annual Merit Award of the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society of IEEE, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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Digital tools
Analog tools
Analog-digital conversion and sampling
Sensors and actuators
Data analysis and control
Grounding and shielding
Experimental uncertainties
C programming hints
Numerical methods and C functions
Summary of data translation DT3010 PCI plug-in board
Using the digital oscilloscope to record waveforms
Electrical hazards and safety
Standard resistor and capacitor values
Ascii character codes
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ISBN: 9780521815277
ISBN-10: 0521815274
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 628
Published: 29th May 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 3.4
Weight (kg): 1.43