About this book
The aim of this book is to provide an integrated account of the principles and properties of the most important types of physical transducer, whether analogue or digital. The treatment is primarily from the measurand standpoint, so that, for example, the different types of length transducer are discussed are compared together in one chapter. Although transducers are usually thought of as input devices, output transducers are important in measurement systems: these are discussed in the chapter on actuators. Later chapters examine broader areas, such as measurement systems, including solid state sensors, resonator sensors, optical fibre sensors, pyrometing and ultrasonics. The final chapter gives a summary and classification of digital transducers and an introduction to interfacing to computer systems. Numerous worked examples are provided and there is a set of exercises at the end of each chapter: fully worked solutions to these are included at the end of the book.
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