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The Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handook

edited by John G. Webster

The Measurement, Instrumentation, and Sensors Handbook describes the use of instruments and techniques for practical measurements required in engineering, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences.

The book examines:

  • Sensors
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Techniques
  • Information processing systems
  • Automatic data acquisition
  • Reduction and analysis as well as their incorporation for control purposes

Organized according to the measurement problem, each section addresses the different ways of making a measurement for a given variable.

Chapters present three levels:

  1. Basic information without equations and a description of the subject that can be understood by the newcomer
  2. Detailed text and mathematical treatment essential for discovering applications and solving problems outside one's field of specialty
  3. Advanced applications of the subject, evaluative opinions, and areas for future study

The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook provides a graded level of difficulty from start to finish, serving the reference needs of the broadest group of readers.

Edited by one of the more noted instrumentation experts in the world, the book contains nearly 150 contributions, covering all aspects on the design and implementation of various instrumentation.


Measurement Characteristics. Characteristics of Instrumentation. Operational Modes of Instrumentation. Static and Dynamic Characteristics of Instrumentation. Measurement Accuracy. Measurement Standards. Spatial Variables Measurement. Displacement, Linear and Angular. Thickness Measurement. Proximity Measurement. Distance Measurement. Position, Location, Attitude Measurement. Level Measurement. Area Measurement. Volume Measurement. Angle Measurement. Tilt Measurement. Velocity Measurement. Acceleration, Vibration and Shock Measurement. Time and Frequency Measurement. Time Measurement. Frequency Measurement. Mechanical Variables Measurement - Solid. Mass and Weight Measurement. Density Measurement. Hardness Measurement. Stress Measurement. Strain Measurement. Force Measurement. Torque and Power Measurement. Elastic Moduli and Stiffness Measurement. Tactile Sensing Measurement. Mechanical Variables Measurement - Fluid. Pressure and Sound Measurement. Acoustic Measurement. Flow Measurement. Point Velocity Measurement. Viscosity Measurement. Surface Tension Measurement. Mechanical Variables - Thermal. Temperature Measurement. Thermal Conductivity Measurement. Heat Flux Measurement. Thermal Imaging. Calorimetry Measurement. Electromagnetic Variables Measurement. Voltage Measurement. Current Measurement. Power Measurement. Power Factor Measurement. Phase Measurement. Energy Measurement. Conductivity and Resistivity Measurement. Charge Measurement. Capacitance Measurement. Permittivity Measurement. Electric Field Measurement. Magnetic Field Measurement. Permeability and Hysteresis Measurement. Inductance Measurement. Immittance Measurement. Q-Factor Measurement. Attenuation Measurement. Distortion Measurement. Noise Measurement. Intermodulation Measurement. Microwave Measurement. Optical Variables Measurement. Photometry and Radiometry. Densitometry Measurement. Colorimetry Measurement. Optical Loss Measurement. Polarization Measurement. Refractive Index Measurement. Turbidimetry Measurement. Laser Measurement. Vision and Image Sensors. Radiation Measurement. Radioactivity Measurement. X-Ray/Gamma Ray Measurement. Charged Particle Measurement. Neutron Measurement. Dosimetry Measurement. Chemical Variables Measurement. Composition Measurement. pH Measurement. Humidity and Moisture Measurement. Environmental Measurement. Biomedical Variables Measurement. Biopotentials and Electrophysiology Measurement. Blood Pressure Measurement. Blood Flow Measurement. Ventilation Measurement. Blood Chemistry Measurement. Medical Imaging Measurement. Signal Processing. Amplifiers and Signal Conditioners. Modulation. Filters. Spectrum Analysis and Correlation. Analog-to-Digital Converters. Computers. Telemetry. Sensor Networks and Communication. Electromagnetic Compatibility. Displays. Human Factors in Displays. Cathode-Ray Tube Displays. Liquid Crystal Displays. Plasma Displays. Electroluminescent Displays. Light-Emitting Diode Displays. Control. PID Control. Optimal Control. Electropneumatic and Electrohydraulic Instruments. Explosion-Proof Instruments. Positioning and Motion Control. Appendices. Conversion Factors (English to SI; SI Prefixes). Index.

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