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

ISBN-10: 0521815274

ISBN-13: 9780521815277

Edition: 2002

Authors: Stephen E. Derenzo

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This text describes in practical terms how to use a desk-top computer to monitor and control laboratory experiments. The author clearly explains how to design electronic circuits and write computer programs to sense, analyse and display real-world quantities, including displacement, temperature, force, sound, light, and biomedical potentials. The book includes numerous laboratory exercises and appendices that provide practical information on microcomputer architecture and interfacing, including complete circuit diagrams and component lists. Topics include analog amplification and signal processing, digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital conversion, electronic sensors and actuators, digital and analog interfacing circuits, and programming. Only a very basic knowledge of electronics is assumed, making it ideal for college-level laboratory courses and for practising engineers and scientists.
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/29/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 628
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.124
Language: English

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.

Preface
Digital tools
Analog tools
Analog-digital conversion and sampling
Sensors and actuators
Data analysis and control
Grounding and shielding
Experimental uncertainties
C programming hints
Numerical methods and C functions
Summary of data translation DT3010 PCI plug-in board
Using the digital oscilloscope to record waveforms
Electrical hazards and safety
Standard resistor and capacitor values
Ascii character codes
Glossary
Index