This book forms the third part of the "Handbook of Measurement Science" series. While the first two volumes dealt with the theoretical and practical fundamentals of measurement science, this third volume concentrates upon the factors which are responsible for the emergence of new measurement systems. The legal aspects of measurement, the many uses of measurement systems and the recent advances in design and manufacturing techniques are all explored in depth. Emphasis is also given to the new technologies which are influencing measurement systems such as microelectronics, fibre optics and biosensors.
Table of Contents
PARTIAL TABLE OF CONTENTS: Partial table of
PRESSURES FOR CHANGE.
General Principles of Formation in
Measurement Science and Technology (L.
Condition Monitoring (A. Baldin).
Microelectronics in Instrumentation (M.
Fiber Optics in Instrumentation (R. Spooncer).
ADVANCES IN DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES.
Computer Aided Engineering of Instrumentation
Active and Passive Role of Materials in
Measurement Systems (W. Duckworth, et al.).
Intelligent Instruments (S. Howell & S.