Sensors and Transducers by D. Patranabis: A Comprehensive Guide
Sensors and transducers are devices that convert one form of energy into another, such as mechanical, electrical, thermal, optical, or magnetic. They are essential components of many instrumentation systems in various fields such as engineering, medicine, manufacturing, and environment. Sensors and transducers can be classified based on their principles of operation, characteristics, applications, and technologies.
In this article, we will review the book Sensors and Transducers by D. Patranabis, which is a lucid presentation of the principles of working of all types of sensors and transducers. The book covers both conventional and advanced sensors such as electromechanical, thermal, magnetic, radiation, electroanalytical, smart, and intelligent sensors. The book also illustrates the application aspects of sensors used in several domains such as automobiles, medical, and environmental monitoring. The book is designed to serve the needs of engineering students of instrumentation, chemical, mechanical, and electrical disciplines. It will also be a useful reference for the students of applied sciences.
The book consists of 14 chapters that cover the following topics:
Chapter 1: Introduction to sensors and transducers: definition, classification, characteristics, performance parameters, selection criteria.