INTRODUCTION TO MECHATRONICS AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS provides comprehensive and accessible coverage of the evolving field of mechatronics for mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineering majors. The author presents a concise review of electrical circuits, solid-state devices, digital circuits, and motors- all of which are fundamental to understanding mechatronic systems.
Mechatronics design considerations are presented throughout the text, and in "Design Example" features. The text's numerous illustrations, examples, class discussion items, and chapter questions & exercises provide an opportunity to understand and apply mechatronics concepts to actual problems encountered in engineering practice. This text has been tested over several years to ensure accuracy.
The authors maintain a Mechatronics web site with examples and animations related to thetext and much other relevant material at www.mechatronics.colostate.edu.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Electric Circuits and Components
Chapter 3 Semiconductor Electronics
Chapter 4 System Response
Chapter 5 Analog Signal Processing Using Operational Amplifiers
Chapter 6 Digital Circuits
Chapter 7 Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing
Chapter 8 Data Acquisition
Chapter 9 Sensors
Chapter 10 Actuators
Chapter 11 Mechatronic Systems—Control Architectures and Case Studies
Appendix A: Measurement Fundamentals
Appendix B: Physical Principles
Appendix C: Mechanics of Materials