Perhaps the most commonly monitored physical parameter in experimental situations is temperature. Before proceeding to the question of how temperature can be sensed, some preliminary facts and definitions are in order.


Thermistor Resistance Bias Current Resistance Ratio Negative Temperature Coefficient Load Line 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. Blackburn
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  1. 1.Department of Physics and ComputingWilfrid Laurier UniversityWaterlooCanada

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