Measurement and Instrumentation Principles – Alan S. Morris – 3rd Edition


‘Measurement and Instrumentation Principles’ is the latest edition of a successful book that introduces undergraduate students to the measurement principles and the range of sensors and instruments that are used for measuring physical variables.

Completely updated to include new such as smart sensors, displays and interfaces, the 3rd edition also contains plenty of worked examples and self-assessment (and ).

In addition, a new chapter on safety issues focuses on the legal framework, electrical safety and failsafe designs, and the author has also concentrated on RF and optical wireless communications. Fully up-to-date and comprehensively written, this is essential for all undergraduates, especially those in the first two years of their .

Table of Contents

Part A: Principles of Measurement

  • Introduction to measurement

  • Types of instrument and performance characteristics

  • Errors during the measurement process

  • Calibration of measuring sensors and instruments

  • Measurement noise and signal processing

  • Measurement and transducing of sensor outputs

  • Intelligent instruments

  • Signal transmission

  • Instrumentation/computer networks

  • Display, recording and presentation of measurement data

  • Measurement system reliability and instrument choice

  • Sensor technologies

Part B: Measurement sensors and instruments

  • Temperature measurement

  • Pressure measurement

  • Flow measurement

  • Level measurement

  • Force and torque measurement

  • Translational displacement transducers

  • Translational velocity, acceleration, vibration and shock measurement

  • Rotational displacement transducers

  • Rotational velocity and acceleration measurement

  • Dimension measurement Measurement of miscellaneous quantities

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