1st Edition

Measurement and Instrumentation in Engineering
Principles and Basic Laboratory Experiments

ISBN 9780824780869
Published July 28, 1989 by CRC Press
784 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

Presenting a mathematical basis for obtaining valid data, and basic concepts inmeasurement and instrumentation, this authoritative text is ideal for a one-semesterconcurrent or independent lecture/laboratory course.Strengthening students' grasp of the fundamentals with the most thorough, in-depthtreatment available, Measurement and Instrumentation in Engineeringdiscusses in detail basic methods of measurement, interaction between a transducer andits environment, arrangement of components in a system, and system dynamics ...describes current engineering practice and applications in terms of principles andphysical laws .. . enables students to identify and document the sources of noise andloading . .. furnishes basic laboratory experiments in sufficient detail to minimizeinstructional time ... and features more than 850 display equations, over 625 figures,and end-of-chapter problems.This impressive text, written by masters in the field, is the outstanding choice forupper-level undergraduate and beginning graduate-level courses in engineeringmeasurement and instrumentation in universities and four-year technical institutes formost departments.

Table of Contents

"The Place of Measurement, Instrumentation, and Laboratory Transducers Structure of Measuring Systems Dynamic Characteristics of Instruments Nonself-Generating Transducers and Applications Signal Conditioning and Output Devices Displacement, Motion, Force, Torque, and Pressure Measurements Fluid-Flow Measurements Temperature Measurements Laboratory Experiments Appendix A: Review of Electrical Networks Appendix B: Linear Ordinary Differential Equations with Constant Coefficents Appendix C: Fourier Transforms Suggested Readings "

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". . .a welcome addition to the field of measurement science. . . The. . .presentation of this book is good, with clear text and an excellent use of diagrams. . . . . .a suitable textbook for an undergraduate course on the subject. . .graduate engineers will find much of interest. . .it should find a place on many bookshelves. "
---Measurement Science and Technology