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Measurement and Instrumentation - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128171417, 9780128171424

Measurement and Instrumentation

3rd Edition

Theory and Application

Authors: Alan Morris Reza Langari
eBook ISBN: 9780128171424
Paperback ISBN: 9780128171417
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 2nd September 2020
Page Count: 736
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Measurement and Instrumentation: Theory and Application, Third Edition, introduces undergraduate engineering students to measurement principles and the range of sensors and instruments used for measuring physical variables. Providing the most balanced coverage of measurement theory/technologies and instrumentation, this clearly and comprehensively written text arms students and recently graduated engineers with the knowledge and tools to design and build measurement systems for virtually any engineering application.

Key Features

  • Provides early coverage of measurement system design to facilitate a better framework for understanding the importance of studying measurement and instrumentation
  • Covers the latest developments in measurement technologies, including smart sensors, intelligent instruments, microsensors, digital recorders, displays and interfaces
  • Includes significant material on data acquisition and signal processing with LabVIEW
  • New sections in this updated edition include an expansion of sections on MEMS and electrical safety, new illustrations, including more photos of real devices, and more worked examples and end-of-chapter problems


Junior and senior undergraduate engineering students taking measurement and instrumentation courses primarily in mechanical and aerospace engineering departments

Table of Contents

1. Fundamentals of Measurement Systems
2. Instrument Types and Performance Characteristics
3. Measurement Uncertainty
4. Statistical Analysis of Measurements Subject to Random Errors
5. Calibration of Measuring Sensors and Instruments
6. Data Acquisition and Signal Processing
7. Variable Conversion
8. Measurement Signal Transmission
9. Display, Recording, and Presentation of Measurement Data
10. Intelligent Devices
11. Measurement Reliability and Safety Systems
12. Data Acquisition with LabVIEW
13. Sensor Technologies
14. Temperature Measurement
15. Pressure Measurement
16. Flow Measurement
17. Level Measurement
18. Mass, Force, and Torque Measurement
19. Translational Motion, Vibration, and Shock Measurement
20. Rotational Motion Transducers
21. Summary of Other Measurements

1. Imperial-Metric-SI Conversion Tables
2. Thévenin’s Theorem
3. Thermocouple Tables
4. Using Mathematical Tables


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About the Authors

Alan 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 and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK

Reza Langari

Reza Langari

Dr. Langari is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University and head of the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution. He earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He has held research positions at NASA Ames Research Center, Rockwell International Science Center, United Technologies Research Center, as well as the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. Langari's expertise is in the area of computational intelligence with application to mechatronic systems and industrial automation. He has played a significant role in the development of theoretical foundations of fuzzy logic control and its applications to problems in mechanical engineering. His work on stability of fuzzy control systems is widely recognized as pioneering the use of nonlinear systems analysis techniques to fuzzy logic.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

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