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Practical Interfacing in the Laboratory

Practical Interfacing in the Laboratory
Using a PC for Instrumentation, Data Analysis and Control

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  • Date Published: July 2003
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521815277

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  • This practical text describes how to use a desk-top computer to monitor and control laboratory experiments. Stephen Derenzo clearly explains how to design electronic circuits and write computer programs to sense, analyze and display real-world quantities, including displacement, temperature, force, sound, light, and biomedical potentials. He includes numerous laboratory exercises and appendices that provide practical information on microcomputer architecture and interfacing, including complete circuit diagrams and component lists. A very basic knowledge of electronics is assumed, making the book ideal for college-level laboratory courses and for practicing engineers and scientists.

    • Everything you need to know about using a PC to monitor and control laboratory experiments
    • Full of practical circuit designs and C-code examples
    • Ideal for students and practising scientists
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    "...a useful work of reference...having copies in both the library and the laboratory is highly recommended." IEE Review

    "... ideal for college-level laboratory courses and for practicing engineers and scientists." Chemical Engineering Progress

    "...this is a good text and worth consideration for anyone teaching a course in interfacing or experimentation." Physics Today

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521815277
    • length: 628 pages
    • dimensions: 256 x 180 x 34 mm
    • weight: 1.43kg
    • contains: 370 b/w illus. 54 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Digital tools
    2. Analog tools
    3. Analog-digital conversion and sampling
    4. Sensors and actuators
    5. Data analysis and control
    Appendix A. Grounding and shielding
    Appendix B. Experimental uncertainties
    Appendix C. C programming hints
    Appendix D. Numerical methods and C functions
    Appendix E. Summary of data translation DT3010 PCI plug-in board
    Appendix F. Using the digital oscilloscope to record waveforms
    Appendix G. Electrical hazards and safety
    Appendix H. Standard resistor and capacitor values
    Appendix I. Ascii character codes
    Appendix J. Glossary

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    Stephen E. Derenzo, University of California, Berkeley
    STEPHEN E. DERENZO is Professor-in-Residence in the Department of electrical Engineering and computer Sciences at UC Berkeley and a Senior Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has been teaching courses on electronic circuits, electronic transducers, and microcomputer interfacing for over 15 years and this book was developed from those courses. He has authored and co-authored over 150 technical publictions, was awarded the 1992 annual Merit Award of the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society of IEEE, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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