Modern Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers by James A. BlackburnModern Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers by James A. Blackburn

Modern Instrumentation for Scientists and Engineers

byJames A. Blackburn

Hardcover | November 21, 2000

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Knowledge of instrumentation is for experimentalists a kind of fluency in the language of measurement. But it is a fluency not so commonly possessed, and without which much of the experimental process remains hidden and mysterious. The basic goal in writing this book is to provide a treatment of useful depth of the basic elements of the instrumentation "language," namely electronics, sensors, and measurement. The present epoch is arguably a golden age for instrumentation. The crucial ingredient has been the exceptional development of semiconductor fabrication technology, and this has led to the present richness in both analog and digital inte­ grated circuits. The former provide relatively inexpensive but high-performance electronic modules (such as the operational amplifier) which can serve as build­ ing blocks for more complex circuits, whereas the latter have culminated in the desktop computer, which has permeated modem life generally and revolu­ tionized the instrumentation world with its capacity to act as a measurement controller and data storage center. Finally, silicon micromachining is creating a host of new sensors for such quantities as acceleration and pressure.
Title:Modern Instrumentation for Scientists and EngineersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:334 pagesPublished:November 21, 2000Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387950567

ISBN - 13:9780387950563

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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 Photoconductive 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.

Editorial Reviews

 From the reviews:"The author has managed to succeed in writing a 'small encyclopedia of modern instrumentation' in the size of a textbook with 320 pages . There is a vast spectrum of scientific knowledge and engineering technology included in this book . It is a very good textbook or a reference source for a continuing education seminary and for courses to nonelectronics graduates." IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement