Microcomputers and Laboratory Instrumentation

The latest items of commercial laboratory instrumentation are invariably "computer controlled", although this is more likely to mean that a microprocessor is involved than that a versatile microcomputer is provided along with the instrument ...

Microcomputers and Laboratory Instrumentation

Author: David J. Malcolme-Lawes

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461310113

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The invention of the microcomputer in the mid-1970s and its subsequent low-cost proliferation has opened up a new world for the laboratory scientist. Tedious data collection can now be automated relatively cheaply and with an enormous increase in reliability. New techniques of measurement are accessible with the "intelligent" instrumentation made possible by these programmable devices, and the ease of use of even standard measurement techniques may be improved by the data processing capabilities of the humblest micro. The latest items of commercial laboratory instrumentation are invariably "computer controlled", although this is more likely to mean that a microprocessor is involved than that a versatile microcomputer is provided along with the instrument. It is clear that all scientists of the future will need some knowledge of computers, if only to aid them in mastering the button pushing associated with gleaming new instruments. However, to be able to exploit this newly accessible computing power to the full the practising laboratory scientist must gain sufficient understanding to utilise the communication channels between apparatus on the laboratory bench and program within the computer.

Laboratory Microcomputer

Conclusion Opto - switches are very simple devices that have been used to do
various tasks in automated instruments . ... Malcome - Lawes , D . J . ,
Microcomputers and Laboratory Instrumentation , Plenum Press , New York , 2nd
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Computers in Engineering

Five Compaq transportable microcomputers that are compatible with all the
microcomputers in the laboratories described above are also available through
the Instrument Room . Each is equipped with oscilloscope communications
software ...

Computers in Engineering

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Oceans 77 Conference Record

Current efforts address structures or nets of microcomputers for general
processing needs . ... conditions . Also , reconfigurable families of instruments are
key to flexible laboratory experiments as well as field set - ups . The
microcomputer is ...

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Making the Right Connections

Microcomputers and Electronic Instrumentation Howard V. Malmstadt, Christie G.
Enke, Stanley R. Crouch. Microcomputers seem to be everywhere : in our offices ,
our homes , our laboratories , and throughout industry . They have become ...

Making the Right Connections

Author: Howard V. Malmstadt

Publisher: Amer Chemical Society

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Page: 452

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The authors believe that the effectiveness of future generations of scientists depends in part on their ability to use intelligently, diagnose, and modify their microcomputer-based and electronic instrumentation. Using a "top-down" approach, the authors present electronic concepts, principles, and technology that are impacting our daily lives. They start at the top, by providing a broad perspective of electronic instrumentation, and work down to functional modules, devices, and detailed operations. This top-down approach enables all of the pieces to fit together so that a working knowledge is developed as one proceeds through the chapters. Written specifically for chemists, physicists, engineers, biologists, medical researchers, students, and other technical personnel who can benefit from "making the right connections" to modern instrumentation, this book will empower you to gain better control and make better use of your microcomputers and laboratory instruments.

Microcomputers in Secondary Education

We believe that the educaional results achieved through the use of this
instrumentation system are quite satisfacting . Equipment used in the
experiments As shown in figure 1 , microcomputers are available in the
classrooms and laboratories ...

Microcomputers in Secondary Education

Author: Shigeichi Moriguchi

Publisher: North Holland

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Page: 550

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Hardbound. As microcomputers become increasingly more powerful, and relatively less expensive, their effect on secondary education continues to grow rapidly. With this in mind, this book focusses on current trends in Asia and the Pacific region. Contributors present their own extensive classroom practice and experience, and provide the basis for the future planning necessary to promote the use of microcomputers in secondary education.