Instrumentation and Control Systems
By (author) William Bolton
Instrumentation and Control Systems by William Bolton
Book DescriptionIn a clear and readable style, Bill Bolton addresses the basic principles of modern instrumentation and control systems, including examples of the latest devices, techniques and applications. Unlike the majority of books in this field, only a minimal prior knowledge of mathematical methods is assumed. The book focuses on providing a comprehensive introduction to the subject, with Laplace presented in a simple and easily accessible form, complimented by an outline of the mathematics that would be required to progress to more advanced levels of study. Taking a highly practical approach, Bill Bolton combines underpinning theory with numerous case studies and applications throughout, to enable the reader to apply the content directly to real-world engineering contexts. Coverage includes smart instrumentation, DAQ, crucial health and safety considerations, and practical issues such as noise reduction, maintenance and testing. An introduction to PLCs and ladder programming is incorporated in the text, as well as new information introducing the various software programmes used for simulation. Problems with a full answer section are also included, to aid the reader's self-assessment and learning, and a companion website (for lecturers only) features an Instructor's Manual including multiple choice questions, further assignments with detailed solutions, as well as additional teaching resources. The overall approach of this book makes it an ideal text for all introductory level undergraduate courses in control engineering and instrumentation. It is fully in line with latest syllabus requirements, and also covers, in full, the requirements of the Instrumentation & Control Principles and Control Systems & Automation units of the new Higher National Engineering syllabus from Edexcel. This title assumes minimal prior mathematical knowledge, creating a highly accessible student-centred text. Problems, case studies and applications included throughout, with a full set of answers at the back of the book, to aid student learning, and place theory in real-world engineering contexts. This title features free online lecturer resources featuring supporting notes, multiple-choice tests, lecturer handouts and further assignments and solutions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750664325
(246mm x 189mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Newnes (an imprint of Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd )
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Mathematics for Engineers and Technologists, Paperback (July 2002)» View all books by William Bolton
Designed to be used on a wide range of introductory courses at first degree and HND level in the UK, this book features real-world examples, case studies, assignments and knowledge-check questions throughout. It introduces key mathematical methods in practical engineering contexts.
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Author Biography - William Bolton
Former Lecturer at Buckingham Chilterns University College, High Wycombe, UK, and now retired, William Bolton has worked in industry and academia as a senior lecturer in a college of technology, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics team, an adviser to a British government aid project in Brazil on technical education, as a UNESCO consultant in Argentina and Thailand, and as Head of Research and Development at the Business and Technician Education Council. He has written many engineering textbooks, including Mechatronics, 4th ed., Engineering Science, 5th ed., Higher Engineering Science, 2nd ed., Mechanical Science, 3rd ed., and Instrumentation and Control Systems.
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