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Chapter Objectives
  • Discuss the operation of three types of temperature-measuring circuits
  • Describe methods of measuring strain, pressure, and flow rate
  • Describe methods of measuring motion
  • Explain the operation of a sample-and-hold circuit
  • Explain the operation of an analog-to-digital converter
  • Describe how power to a load is controlled
Key Terms
    Thermocouple
    Cold junction
    Transducer
    RTD
    Thermistor
    Strain gauge
    Sample-and-hold
    ADC
    Resolution
    Conversion time
    Quantization
    Flash
    Thyristor
    SCR
    Triac



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