With its judicious blending of useful theory with practical hardware and design considerations, this text addresses the needs of engineering practitioners wanting to update their education in specific areas. Still devoted to the same general areas of system dynamics, measurement, and control, this book contains largely self-contained chapters that address important sub-area of instrumentation design studies. This book integrates and applies appropriate software, such as MATLAB(R)/Simulink(R) (dynamic system simulation), MINITAB (statistical tools), and MATHCAD (general engineering computation). To facilitate comprehension of software applications, the author presents detailed appendices in the form of sharply focused, efficient, and user-friendly "mini-manuals" for these languages.
Ernest O. Doebelin is Professor Emeritus in the College of Engineering at Ohio State University, where he received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Charles E. MacQuigg Award for Outstanding Teaching.