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This third volume in Omega's Transactions in Measurement & Control series, Force-Related Measurements, explores the full gamut of force-related instrumentation technologies--devices for measuring a range of kindred variables from acceleration to pressure to torque to weight.

The sensor and transducer technologies that underlie these superficially different variables have quite a lot in common. Pressure, for example is simply a force applied over an area, acceleration is a force with the mass divided out, and weight is a force resisting the pull of the earth's gravity. Indeed, the primary differences among the technologies discussed in the chapters of this edition are in the painstaking engineering that has optimized the physical phenomena behind devices such as the strain gage into instruments precisely tailored to your specific application requirements.

But sensors and transducers are only the first element of what it takes to perform a meaningful measurement. Once a particular sensor has been chosen, many other decisions often must still be made. Power supply, signal conditioning, panel display or other host system--even the electrical connectors, tubing and fittings--must be properly specified to fully satisfy you complete measurement needs.

We hope Force-Related Measurements finds a permanent home on your reference shelf and that it proves itself of great value to you now and in the future. It is also imortant to note that neither advertisements or promotionals are present in this issue.

Future editions of the Transactions series will systematically cover other aspects of temperature, humidity, pressure, strain, flow, level, pH, and conductivity instrumentation as well as other measurement, data acquisition and control topics.
 

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Chapter One: A Historical Perspective

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Topics covered include:
1.  From Aristotle to Hawking
2.  Force and Its Effects
3.  Measurement Limitations


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Chapter Two: The Strain Gage

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Topics covered include:
1.  Sensor Designs
2.  Measuring Circuits
3.  Application & Installation

 

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Chapter Three: Process Pressure Measurement

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Topics covered include:
1.  From Mechanical to Electronic
2.  Transducer Types
3.  Practical Considerations

 

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Chapter Four: High Pressure & Vacuum

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Topics covered include:
1. High Pressure Designs
2. Very High Pressures
3. Vacuum Instrumentation
 

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Chapter Five: Pressure Gauges & Switches

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Topics covered include:
1.  Pressure Gauge Designs
2.  Protective Accessories
3.  Pressure Switches


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Chapter Six: Force, Acceleration & Torque

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Topics covered include:
1.  Force Sensors
2.  Acceleration & Vibration
3.  Torque Measurement


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Chapter Seven: Load Cell Designs

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Topics covered include:
1.  Operating Principles
2.  New Sensor Developments
3.  Strain Gage Configurations


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Chapter Eight: Weighing Applications

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Topics covered include:
1.  Weighing System Design
2.  Installation & Callibration
3.  Specialized Installatin

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