Description

'Measurement and Instrumentation Principles' is the latest edition of a successful book that introduces undergraduate students to the measurement principles and the range of sensors and instruments that are used for measuring physical variables. Completely updated to include new technologies such as smart sensors, displays and interfaces, the 3rd edition also contains plenty of worked examples and self-assessment questions (and solutions). In addition, a new chapter on safety issues focuses on the legal framework, electrical safety and failsafe designs, and the author has also concentrated on RF and optical wireless communications. Fully up-to-date and comprehensively written, this textbook is essential for all engineering undergraduates, especially those in the first two years of their course.

Key Features

Completely updated Includes new technologies such as smart sensors and displays

Readership

Level 4

Table of Contents

Part A: Principles of Measurement * Introduction to measurement * Types of instrument and performance characteristics * Errors during the measurement process * Calibration of measuring sensors and instruments * Measurement noise and signal processing * Measurement and transducing of sensor outputs * Intelligent instruments * Signal transmission * Instrumentation/computer networks * Display, recording and presentation of measurement data * Measurement system reliability and instrument choice * Sensor technologies * Part B: Measurement sensors and instruments * Temperature measurement * Pressure measurement * Flow measurement * Level measurement * Force and torque measurement * Translational displacement transducers * Translational velocity, acceleration, vibration and shock measurement * Rotational displacement transducers * Rotational velocity and acceleration measurement * Dimension measurement * Measurement of miscellaneous quantities * Appendices.

Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750650816
Electronic ISBN:
9780080496481

About the author

Alan S Morris

Dr. Morris Retired senior lecturer in the Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield. He has taught the undergraduate course in measurement and instrumentation for nearly 30 years, as well as undergraduate courses in robot technology, engineering design and laboratory skills, and graduate level courses in robot control, modeling and measurement for quality assurance. He is the author of eight books and more than 130 research papers in the fields of measurement and instrumentation and robot control.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK

Reviews

"An up-to-date text covering many modern technologies"