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Measurement and Instrumentation : Theory and Application.

Author: Alan S Morris
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 2011.
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Measurement and Instrumentation€introduces undergraduate engineering students to the measurement principles and the range of sensors and instruments that are used for measuring physical variables. Based on Morris's Measurement and Instrumentation Principles, this brand new text has been fully updated with coverage of the latest developments in such measurement technologies as smart sensors, intelligent instruments,  Read more...
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Morris, Alan S.
Measurement and Instrumentation : Theory and Application.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan S Morris
ISBN: 9780123819628 0123819628
OCLC Number: 761646697
Notes: 4.1. Introduction.
Description: 1 online resource (640 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Measurement and Instrumentation: Theory and Application; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgement; Preface; Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Measurement Systems; 1.1. Introduction; 1.2. Measurement Units; 1.3. Measurement System Design; 1.3.1. Elements of a Measurement System; 1.3.2. Choosing Appropriate Measuring Instruments; 1.4. Measurement System Applications; 1.5. Summary; 1.6. Problems; Chapter 2: Instrument Types and Performance Characteristics; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. Review of Instrument Types; 2.2.1. Active and Passive Instruments; 2.2.2. Null-Type and Deflection-Type Instruments. 2.2.3. Analogue and Digital Instruments2.2.4. Indicating Instruments and Instruments With a Signal Output; 2.2.5. Smart and Nonsmart Instruments; 2.3. Static Characteristics of Instruments; 2.3.1. Accuracy and Inaccuracy (Measurement Uncertainty); 2.3.2. Precision/Repeatability/Reproducibility; 2.3.3. Tolerance; 2.3.4. Range or Span; 2.3.5. Linearity; 2.3.6. Sensitivity of Measurement; 2.3.7. Threshold; 2.3.8. Resolution; 2.3.9. Sensitivity to Disturbance; 2.3.10. Hysteresis Effects; 2.3.11. Dead Space; 2.4. Dynamic Characteristics of Instruments; 2.4.1. Zero-Order Instrument. 2.4.2. First-Order Instrument2.4.3. Second-Order Instrument; 2.5. Necessity for Calibration; 2.6. Summary; 2.7. Problems; Chapter 3: Measurement Uncertainty; 3.1. Introduction; 3.2. Sources of Systematic Error; 3.2.1. System Disturbance Due to Measurement; 3.2.2. Errors Due to Environmental Inputs; 3.2.3. Wear in Instrument Components; 3.2.4. Connecting Leads; 3.3. Reduction of Systematic Errors; 3.3.1. Careful Instrument Design; 3.3.2. Calibration; 3.3.3. Method of Opposing Inputs; 3.3.4. High-Gain Feedback; 3.3.5. Signal Filtering; 3.3.6. Manual Correction of Output Reading. 3.3.7. Intelligent Instruments3.4. Quantification of Systematic Errors; 3.4.1. Quantification of Individual Systematic Error Components; 3.4.2. Calculation of Overall Systematic Error; 3.5. Sources and Treatment of Random Errors; 3.6. Statistical Analysis of Measurements Subject to Random Errors; 3.6.1. Mean and Median Values; 3.6.2. Standard Deviation and Variance; 3.6.3. Graphical Data Analysis Techniques-Frequency Distributions; 3.6.4. Gaussian (Normal) Distribution; 3.6.5. Standard Gaussian Tables (z Distribution); 3.6.6. Standard Error of the Mean. 3.6.7. Estimation of Random Error in a Single Measurement3.6.8. Distribution of Manufacturing Tolerances; 3.6.9. Chi-Squared (chi2) Distribution; 3.6.10. Goodness of Fit to a Gaussian Distribution; 3.6.11. Rogue Data Points (Data Outliers); 3.6.12. Student T Distribution; 3.7. Aggregation of Measurement System Errors; 3.7.1. Combined Effect of Systematic and Random Errors; 3.7.2. Aggregation of Errors From Separate Measurement System Components; 3.7.3. Total Error when Combining Multiple Measurements; 3.8. Summary; 3.9. Problems; Chapter 4: Calibration of Measuring Sensors And Instruments.

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Measurement and Instrumentation€introduces undergraduate engineering students to the measurement principles and the range of sensors and instruments that are used for measuring physical variables. Based on Morris's Measurement and Instrumentation Principles, this brand new text has been fully updated with coverage of the latest developments in such measurement technologies as smart sensors, intelligent instruments, microsensors, digital recorders and displays and interfaces. Clearly and comprehensively written, this textbook provides students with the knowledge and tools, including exampl.

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