In this book Ian Sinclair provides the practical knowhow required by technician engineers, systems designers and students. The focus is firmly on understanding the technologies and their different applications, not a mathematical approach. The result is a highly readable text which provides a unique introduction to the selection and application of sensors, transducers and switches, and a grounding in the practicalities of designing with these devices.
The devices covered encompass heat, light and motion, environmental sensing, sensing in industrial control, and signal-carrying and non-signal switches.
- Get up to speed in this key topic through this leading practical guide
- Understand the range of technologies and applications before specifying
- Gain a working knowledge with a minimum of maths
Technician engineers, circuit designers, advanced hobbyists
Preface; Strain and pressure; Position, direction, distance and motion; Light and associated radiation; Temperature sensors and thermal transducers; Sound, infrasound and ultrasound; Solids, liquids and gases; Environmental sensors; Other sensing techniques; Instrumentation techniques; Non-signal switches; Signal carrying switches; Index
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- © Newnes 2001
- 5th December 2000
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"There is a vast amount of information contained in the book, very well presented and explained, and with many diagrams and tables to help your understanding. It more than adequately meets its specified goal of proving useful to anyone who encounters sensors and transducers, whether from the point of view of specification, design, servicing or education." --Electronics Australia
"...highly readable text which provides a unique introduction to the selection and application of sensors, transducers and switches, and a grounding in the practicalities of designing with these devices." --Electronic Servicing and Technology