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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. M. J. Usher, D. A. Keating
    Pages 1-11
  3. M. J. Usher, D. A. Keating
    Pages 12-20
  4. M. J. Usher, D. A. Keating
    Pages 21-39
  5. M. J. Usher, D. A. Keating
    Pages 40-51
  6. M. J. Usher, D. A. Keating
    Pages 52-82
  7. M. J. Usher, D. A. Keating
    Pages 83-92
  8. M. J. Usher, D. A. Keating
    Pages 93-108
  9. M. J. Usher, D. A. Keating
    Pages 109-130
  10. M. J. Usher, D. A. Keating
    Pages 131-146
  11. M. J. Usher, D. A. Keating
    Pages 147-174
  12. M. J. Usher, D. A. Keating
    Pages 175-189
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 192-222

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

measurement sensor temperature

Authors and affiliations

  • M. J. Usher
    • 1
  • D. A. Keating
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of CyberneticsUniversity of ReadingUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-13345-1
  • Copyright Information M.J. Usher and D.A. Keating 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-60487-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-13345-1
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