Book Description

Instrumentation is vital for the design and implementation of measuring, monitoring and actuation systems and in data acquisition and processing, playing nowadays a fundamental role in many technological areas, as well as in those of certification, control and information.

The increasing demand of experimental accuracy in all scientific areas makes instrumentation for measurement a crucial component, particularly in higher education curricula with a strong technological element, being also essential at research and development level.

The Handbook of Laboratory Measurements and Instrumentation presents experimental and laboratory activities with an approach as close as possible to reality, even offering remote access to experiments, providing to the reader an excellent tool for learning laboratory techniques and methodologies. Book includes dozens videos, animations and simulations following each of chapters. It makes the title very valued and different from existing books on measurements and instrumentation.

This unique methodological book comprises 13 Chapters. Each one presents a clearly defined learning objective, the essential concepts and a step-by-step guide for performing the experimental activity, various complementary multimedia contents and a final synthesis. The set of open questions that closes each module is intended to provide formative assessment.

Book is intended:

• to stimulate hands-on activity

• to contribute to the uniform use of concepts and definitions based on the International Vocabulary of Metrology

• to introduce the user to the manipulation of equipment and devices for experimental tasks and to methods and procedures for measuring physical quantities of general relevance

• to promote the critical appraisal of measurement results

• to explore the working principles and characteristics of the sensors and transducers more commonly used in laboratory and industrial applications

• to clarify important features of signal conditioning and transmission and data acquisition and processing • to introduce the concept of virtual instrumentation together with
web monitoring and actuation by providing access to remote experiments

The Handbook of Laboratory Measurements and Instrumentation significantly contributes to the dissemination of experimental activity in engineering education and to facilitate the conception, tuning and exploration of experimental systems for laboratory training. The full technical description of the equipment is provided to make the setups easily reproducible. Engineers, technicians and students who are working in measuring laboratories will find plenty of practical information here for solving daily problems.

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