Handbook of Modern Sensors

Author: Jacob Fraden
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319193031
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the theory (physical principles), design, and practical implementations of various sensors for scientific, industrial and consumer applications. This latest edition focuses on the sensing technologies driven by the expanding use of sensors in mobile devices. These new miniature sensors will be described, with an emphasis on smart sensors which have embedded processing systems. The chapter on chemical sensors has also been expanded to present the latest developments. Digital systems, however complex and intelligent they may be, must receive information from the outside world that is generally analog and not electrical. Sensors are interface devices between various physical values and the electronic circuits that "understand" only a language of moving electrical charges. In other words, sensors are the eyes, ears, and noses of silicon chips. Unlike other books on sensors, the Handbook of Modern Sensors is organized according to the measured variables (temperature, pressure, position, etc.). This book is a reference text for students, researchers interested in modern instrumentation (applied physicists and engineers), sensor designers, application engineers and technicians whose job it is to understand, select and/or design sensors for practical systems.

Automotive Sensors

Author: John Turner
Publisher: Momentum Press
ISBN: 1606500090
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book will help engineers, technicians, and designers to better understand a wide range of sensors, from those based on piezoelectric phenomena through those for thermal and flow measurement to the directional sensors that can inform the driver of his orientation on the road. Author John Turner, concludes his book with future trends in use of telematic sensing systems for traffic control and traffic automation.

Modern Sensors Transducers and Sensor Networks

Author: Sergey Yurish
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 8461596137
Format: PDF
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"Modern Sensors, Transducers and Sensor Networks is the first book from the Advances in Sensors: Reviews book Series contains dozen collected sensor related, advanced state-of-the-art reviews written by 31 internationaly recognized experts from academia and industry. Built upon the series Advances in Sensors: Reviews - a premier sensor review source, it presents an overview of highlights in the field. Coverage includes current developments in sensing nanomaterials, technologies, MEMS sensor design, synthesis, modeling and applications of sensors, transducers and wireless sensor networks, signal detection and advanced signal processing, as well as new sensing principles and methods of measurements. This volume is divided into three main sections: physical sensors, chemical sensors and biosensors, and sensor networks including sensor technology, sensor market reviews and applications." -- Back cover.

The Physics of Everyday Things

Author: James Kakalios
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0770437745
Format: PDF, ePub
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Physics professor, bestselling author, and dynamic storyteller James Kakalios reveals the mind-bending science behind the seemingly basic things that keep our daily lives running, from our smart phones and digital “clouds” to x-ray machines and hybrid vehicles. Most of us are clueless when it comes to the physics that makes our modern world so convenient. What’s the simple science behind motion sensors, touch screens, and toasters? How do we glide through tolls using an E-Z Pass, or find our way to new places using GPS? In The Physics of Everyday Things, James Kakalios takes us on an amazing journey into the subatomic marvels that underlie so much of what we use and take for granted. Breaking down the world of things into a single day, Kakalios engages our curiosity about how our refrigerators keep food cool, how a plane manages to remain airborne, and how our wrist fitness monitors keep track of our steps. Each explanation is coupled with a story revealing the interplay of the astonishing invisible forces that surround us. Through this “narrative physics,” The Physics of Everyday Things demonstrates that—far from the abstractions conjured by terms like the Higgs Boson, black holes, and gravity waves—sophisticated science is also quite practical. With his signature clarity and inventiveness, Kakalios ignites our imaginations and enthralls us with the principles that make up our lives.

Electronic Noise and Interfering Signals

Author: Gabriel Vasilescu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540407416
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"Electronic Noise and Interfering Signals" is a comprehensive reference book on noise and interference in electronic circuits, with particular focus on low-noise design. The first part of the book deals with mechanisms, modeling, and computation of intrinsic noise which is generated in every electronic device. The second part analyzes the coupling mechanisms which can lead to a contamination of circuits by parasitic signals and provides appropriate solutions to this problem. The last part contains more than 100 practical, elaborate case studies. The book requires no advanced mathematical training as it introduces the fundamental methods. Moreover, it provides insight into computational noise analysis with SPICE and NOF, a software developed by the author. The book addresses designers of electronic circuits as well as researchers from electrical engineering, physics, and material science. It should be of interest also for undergraduate and graduate students.

World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006

Author: Sun I. Kim
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540368418
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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These proceedings of the World Congress 2006, the fourteenth conference in this series, offer a strong scientific program covering a wide range of issues and challenges which are currently present in Medical physics and Biomedical Engineering. About 2,500 peer reviewed contributions are presented in a six volume book, comprising 25 tracks, joint conferences and symposia, and including invited contributions from well known researchers in this field.