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Instruments & instrumentation engineering

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Introduction to Sensors for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Introduction to Sensors for Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Author: Martin Novak Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/08/2020

Sensors are all around us. They are in phones, cars, planes, trains, robots, mils, lathes, packaging lines, chemical plants, power plants, etc. Modern technology could not exist without sensors. The sensors measure what we need to know and the control system then performs the desired actions. When an engineer builds any machine he or she needs to have basic understanding about sensors. Correct sensors need to be selected for the design right from the start. The designer needs to think about the ranges, required accuracy, sensor cost, wiring, correct installation and placement etc. Without the basic knowledge of sensors fundamental no machine can be built successfully today. The objective of this book is to provide the basic knowledge to electrical and mechanical engineers, engineering students and hobbyist from the field of sensors to help them with the selection of proper sensors for their designs. No background knowledge in electrical engineering is required, all the necessary basics are provided. The book explains how a sensor works, in what ranges it can be used, with what accuracy etc. It also provides examples of industrial application for selected sensors. The book covers all the major variables in mechanical engineering such as temperature, force, torque, pressure, humidity, position, speed, acceleration etc. The approach is always as follows: - Explain how the sensor works, what is the principle - Explain in what ranges and with what accuracy it can work - Describe its properties with charts, eventually equations - Give examples of such sensors including application examples

Out of the Barn

Out of the Barn

Author: Dick Morley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2020

This easy-to-read complication of a series of articles authored by PLC inventor Dick Morley, originally appeared in MSI (formerly Manufacturing Systems Magazine). The series ran from January 1992 through August 1997. In typical Dick Morley fashion, the book covers eight entertaining topical sections, including Floor Level Control Systems; Industrial Computing: The Camel Has the Tent; Software: Indispensable Exasperation; Managing Manufacturing: Mulit-Tasking Personified; Enhancing Corporate Wealth; Global Reports; Evaluating Entrepreneurship; and we Have Met the Enemy: They is Us!

IEC 61499 Function Blocks for Embedded and Distributed Control Systems Design

IEC 61499 Function Blocks for Embedded and Distributed Control Systems Design

Author: Valeriy Vyatkin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2020

IEC 61499 is the standard for distributed control systems that follows on from the IEC 61131 standard for programmable logic controllers (PLC). This book is a practical guide for component-based development of distributed embedded and control systems as proposed by this international standard.

Instrumentation

Instrumentation

Author: . NAPTA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2020

For instrumentation and measurement courses in process technology programs. The NAPTA Series for Process Technology can be used independently and does not require NAPTA participation. The national standard for process technology instrumentation and measurement Instrumentation is part of the NAPTA Series for Process Technology. Developed in partnership with Industry and Education, this unprecedented collection supports a consistent curriculum and exit competencies for process technology graduates. Instrumentation provides a common national standard for the process technology instrumentation and measurement course of a process technology degree program, while serving as a valuable reference guide. The 2nd edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to align with the new NAPTA curriculum. New! Also available as an eText within MyLab Process Technology By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab(TM) personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Process Technology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Process Technology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive, and Magnetic Sensor Technologies

Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive, and Magnetic Sensor Technologies

Author: Winncy Y Du Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/12/2019

Sensor technologies have experienced dramatic growth in recent years, making a significant impact on national security, health care, environmental improvement, energy management, food safety, construction monitoring, manufacturing and process control, and more. However, education on sensor technologies has not kept pace with this rapid development ... until now. Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive, and Magnetic Sensor Technologies examines existing, new, and novel sensor technologies and-through real-world examples, sample problems, and practical exercises-illustrates how the related science and engineering principles can be applied across multiple disciplines, offering greater insight into various sensors' operating mechanisms and practical functions. The book assists readers in understanding resistive, capacitive, inductive, and magnetic (RCIM) sensors, as well as sensors with similar design concepts, characteristics, and circuitry. Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive, and Magnetic Sensor Technologies is a complete and comprehensive overview of RCIM sensing technologies. It takes a unique approach in describing a broad range of sensing technologies and their diverse applications by first reviewing the necessary physics, and then explaining the sensors' intrinsic mechanisms, distinctive designs, materials and manufacturing methods, associated noise types, signal conditioning circuitry, and practical applications. The text not only covers silicon and metallic sensors but also those made of modern and specialized materials such as ceramics, polymers, and organic substances. It provides cutting-edge information useful to students, researchers, scientists, and practicing professionals involved in the design and application of sensor-based products in fields such as biomedical engineering, mechatronics, robotics, aerospace, and beyond.

Geography's Quantitative Revolutions

Geography's Quantitative Revolutions

Author: Elvin Wyly Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

Do you have a smartphone? Billions of people on the planet now navigate their daily lives with the kind of advanced Global Positioning System capabilities once reserved for the most secretive elements of America's military-industrial complex. But when so many people have access to the most powerful technologies humanity has ever devised for the precise determination of geographical coordinates, do we still need a specialized field of knowledge called geography?Just as big data and artificial intelligence promise to automate occupations ranging from customer service and truck driving to stock trading and financial analysis, our age of algorithmic efficiency seems to eliminate the need for humans who call themselves geographers-at the precise moment when engaging with information about the peoples, places, and environments of a diverse world is more popular than ever before. How did we get here? This book traces the recent history of geography, information, and technology through the biography of Edward A. Ackerman, an important but forgotten figure in geography's quantitative revolution. It argues that Ackerman's work helped encode the hidden logics of a distorted philosophical heritage-a dangerous, cybernetic form of thought known as militant neo-Kantianism-into the network architectures of today's pervasive worlds of surveillance capitalism.

Introduction to Modern Instrumentation Methods and Techniques

Introduction to Modern Instrumentation Methods and Techniques

Author: SachchidaNand Shukla Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Modern Instrumentation Methods and Techniques is a book which aims to discuss the instrumentation methods or techniques which are used for the purpose of analysis. This book includes the classification of instrumentation and fundamental function of the techniques. This book provides the readers with a detailed description about the mass spectrometry and the experimental methods which are used for optical spectroscopy. There are certain surface analysis techniques which are highlighted in this book. The insights of some topics have been provided to the readers in the second half of this book which includes nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, UV/visible spectrophotometry and potentiometric analysis. The book is concluded with certain description about the infrared spectroscopy.

Sensors and Their Applications XII

Sensors and Their Applications XII

Author: S. J. Prosser Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2019

Sensors and Their Applications XII discusses novel research in the areas of sensors and transducers and provides insight into new and topical applications of this technology. It covers the underlying physics, fabrication technologies, and commercial applications of sensors. Some of the topics discussed include optical sensing, sensing materials, nondestructive monitoring, imaging sensors, system networks, and water quality monitoring.

Atomic Force Microscopy

Atomic Force Microscopy

Author: Wesley C. (Salt Lake Community College, UT, USA) Sanders Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2019

This book focuses primarily on the atomic force microscope and serves as a reference for students, postdocs, and researchers using atomic force microscopes for the first time. In addition, this book can serve as the primary text for a semester-long introductory course in atomic force microscopy. There are a few algebra-based mathematical relationships included in the book that describe the mechanical properties, behaviors, and intermolecular forces associated with probes used in atomic force microscopy. Relevant figures, tables, and illustrations also appear in each chapter in an effort to provide additional information and points of interest. This book includes suggested laboratory investigations that provide opportunities to explore the versatility of the atomic force microscope. These laboratory exercises include opportunities for experimenters to explore force curves, surface roughness, friction loops, conductivity imaging, and phase imaging.

Atomic Force Microscopy

Atomic Force Microscopy

Author: Wesley C. (Salt Lake Community College, UT, USA) Sanders Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/10/2019

This book focuses primarily on the atomic force microscope and serves as a reference for students, postdocs, and researchers using atomic force microscopes for the first time. In addition, this book can serve as the primary text for a semester-long introductory course in atomic force microscopy. There are a few algebra-based mathematical relationships included in the book that describe the mechanical properties, behaviors, and intermolecular forces associated with probes used in atomic force microscopy. Relevant figures, tables, and illustrations also appear in each chapter in an effort to provide additional information and points of interest. This book includes suggested laboratory investigations that provide opportunities to explore the versatility of the atomic force microscope. These laboratory exercises include opportunities for experimenters to explore force curves, surface roughness, friction loops, conductivity imaging, and phase imaging.

Fiber Optic Sensors

Fiber Optic Sensors

Author: Shizhuo Yin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

The need for both intrinsic and extrinsic fiber optic sensor technologies continues to grow. To meet the demands of this fast expanding applications-driven market, Fiber Optic Sensors, Second Edition presents both the latest advances in fiber optic sensor technology, such as the application of photonic crystal fibers to fiber optic gyroscopes, and recent application opportunities, including the use of fiber optic sensors as a minimally invasive medical treatment. The new edition of this seminal work highlights the development of fiber optic sensors, while providing an overview of current methods for the construction of high-speed and high-capacity fiber optic systems. Two new chapters cover topics such as femtosecond laser illumination inscription and the growing application sector of fiber optic chemical and biological sensors. Adding significant new material, the book continues to provide a progressive history of each sensor type as well as basic principles and fundamental building blocks for practical applications in the electrical aerospace, defense and manufacturing, smart structure, undersea surveillance, medical, and gas and oil industries.

Metal Oxide Nanostructures as Gas Sensing Devices

Metal Oxide Nanostructures as Gas Sensing Devices

Author: G. Eranna Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Metal Oxide Nanostructures as Gas Sensing Devices explores the development of an integrated micro gas sensor that is based on advanced metal oxide nanostructures and is compatible with modern semiconductor fabrication technology. This sensor can then be used to create a compact, low-power, handheld device for analyzing air ambience. The book first covers current gas sensing tools and discusses the necessity for miniaturized sensors. It then focuses on the materials, devices, and techniques used for gas sensing applications, such as resistance and capacitance variations. The author addresses the issues of sensitivity, concentration, and temperature dependency as well as the response and recovery times crucial for sensors. He also presents techniques for synthesizing different metal oxides, particularly those with nanodimensional structures. The text goes on to highlight the gas sensing properties of many nanostructured metal oxides, from aluminum and cerium to iron and titanium to zinc and zirconium. The final chapters deal with existing and future devices that are based on nanostructures. Miniaturized systems that analyze air ambience need sensors capable of identifying different gaseous species. Exploring state-of-the-art gas sensing devices, this book shows how nanostructured metal oxides are ideally suited for use as gas sensing elements.