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Handbook of Modern Sensors

Physics, Designs, and Applications

Authors: Fraden, Jacob

  • Covers nearly all imaginable types of sensors
  • Previous editions widely used as a textbook and as a reference work in industry
  • Clear and engaging explanations of sensor design and operation
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Jacob Fraden holds a Ph.D. in medical electronics and is president of Fraden Corp., a technology company that develops sensors for consumer, medical and industrial applications. He has authored nearly 60 patents in the areas of sensing, medical instrumentation, security, energy management and others.

Reviews

Selected by Choice magazine as an "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2016

“Each class of sensors is individually addressed in detail from its basics to modern usage. Besides the physics behind the operation of the sensors, sensor applications and limitations are explained well. … This clearly written work would be an excellent resource for most technical readers who want to understand, use, and design with sensors. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners; two-year technical program students.” (M. Mehrubeoglu, Choice, Vol. 53 (10), June, 2016)

“This book appeared at a time of increasing need for sensor handbooks and is therefore a good choice for students as well as engineers. It presents an overview giving a comprehensive and up-to-date physical principles, design, and practical implementations of various sensors for scientific, industrial, and consumer applications. … Owing to the amount of content, this is still a worthwhile handbook, which would be interesting for a lot of readers coming from different scientific disciplines.” (Gerald Urban, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, May, 2016)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-19303-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-19302-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-30767-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Modern Sensors
Book Subtitle
Physics, Designs, and Applications
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19303-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19303-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-19302-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-30767-1
Edition Number
5
Number of Pages
XIX, 758
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