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Building Scientific Apparatus

ISBN-10: 0201131897
ISBN-13: 9780201131895
Edition: 2nd
List price: $60.00
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Publication date: 1/21/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.47" wide x 9.15" long x 0.97" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English

This best-selling book removes the mystery in building scientific apparatus. It shows how the practicing scientist can capitalize on new and unfamiliar technologies without first acquiring an engineering education in each field. The mechanical, electronic, and optical aspects of most apparatus are reviewed in the construction, selection, specification, and procurement of many important components and are described in a clear, simple manner, making use of hundreds of illustrations. The second edition expands on the first by describing new devices, updating specifications of devices formerly described, and listing many new supplies and manufacturers of components. New topics include turbomolecular pumps, fiber-optics, piezoelectric positioners, position-sensitive detectors, magnetic shielding, new logic families, and new integrated circuits. A chapter on temperature measurement and control and a new, larger index have been added in second edition.Each chapter is followed by Cited and General References, Manufacturers and Suppliers. Building Scientific Apparatus:

Michael A. Coplan is Professor and Director of the Chemical Physics Program at the University of Maryland. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has research programs in space science, electron scattering, and neutron detection.

Christopher C. Davis is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Currently his research deals with free space optical and directional RF communication systems, plasmonics, near-field scanning optical microscopy, chemical and biological sensors, interferometry, optical systems, bioelectromagnetics, and RF dosimetry.

Preface
Mechanical Design and Fabrication
Working with Glass
Vacuum Technology
Optics
Charged-Particle Optics
Electronics
Measurement and Control of Temperature
Recommended Values of Physical Constants and Conversion Factors
Index
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

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