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1. LabVIEW Programming, Data Acquisition and Analysis (with CD-ROM)
by Jeffrey Y. Beyon, Jeffrey Y Beyon
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Asin: 0130303674
Catlog: Book (2000-08-30)
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Sales Rank: 199782
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

*Master LabVIEW programming - hands-on!

*Learn through real-world data acquisition and analysis applications

*Dozens of key techniques presented through easy-to-adapt templates

*Extensively classroom-tested with professional engineers

*CD-ROM: Tools, templates, and complete LabVIEW evaluation version

Master LabVIEW programming from the ground up - fast!

LabVIEW Programming, Data Acquisition and Analysis is your easy, hands-on guide to LabVIEWprogramming and data analysis. Whether you're learning LabVIEW from the ground up, or updating knowledge you already have, Jeffrey Beyon covers every key technique you need to build reliable, high-performance applications. You'll start with the basics: the structure of LabVIEW source files; using sub VIs; loops and conditional statements; data display; data types; and the prerequisites for data acquisition, including sampling theorems and data acquisition VIs. Next, Beyon covers every key category of data acquisition and analysis application - analog and digital, input and output. Coverage includes:

*Practical techniques for data save/read, data conversion, and much more

*Tips and tricks for memory management, large file management, and more

*Implementing each leading data analysis VI

*Instrument control, counters, and more

*Avoiding and troubleshooting common LabVIEW programming problems

Most examples are presented in the form of software templates that are easy enough to understand quickly, and robust enough to serve as building blocks for real-world solutions. You'll find detailed, end-of-chapter review questions; an accompanying lab workbook is also available. Whether you're a field engineer, scientist, researcher, or student, there's no faster way to get results with LabVIEW!

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*Complete library of LabVIEW tools and templates

*Full LabVIEW evaluation version

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great book for upto intermediate Labview Programmers
I like this book a lot. In first few chapters it includes a short but enough introduction about Labview. It is easy to read and to follow.

This is not a magical book which can teach you LabView from zero level to advanced one quickly. Don't expect miracles. However, if you are intended to perform DAQ with LabView, I higly recommend you to read this book with some other LabView books. This book does not go into very detail of DAQ VI's but give you some insight which may be the best for the beginning but not enough for advanced applications.

Don't forget, it takes time and effort to perform a good job for your application.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good book
Very useful book for anyone who wants to learn how Labview can be used in Data Acquisition or just wants to learn about Labview. The first few chapters provided a good intro to Labview and the later chapters provided great examples. ... Read more


2. LabVIEW GUI: Essential Techniques
by David J. Ritter
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Catlog: Book (2001-11-28)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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"Dave Ritter is unique in the breadth of his abilities and the depth of his understanding of LabVIEW - and how to teach it..." - Gary Johnson, author Lab/VIEW Graphical Programming *Describes how to implement modern GUI (GraphicUser Interface) methodologies within the LabVIEW application *Provides interface design strategies and basic graphic design principles *Includes over 100 step-by-step LabVIEW GUI Code examples *CD-ROM includes every VI (virtual instrument) mentioned in the book, Quicktime videos demonstrating key aspects of the hands-on section, and a trial version of LabVIEW 5.0 ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars GUI Design for Test and Measurement
As a long-time LabVIEW programmer, I know how easy it is to create rich, graphical user interfaces with LabVIEW. I also know how frustrating it is to have an end user sit down in front of my LabVIEW masterpiece and not have a clue of what to do. In his easy to read style, Dave explains effective user interface design and how to apply it to test and measurement.

I especially appreciated Ch. 6 "Graphic Design for Engineers 101 - A Crash Course in Layout and Design." The discussion on designing an effective layout and the provided templates are excellent. ... Read more


3. LabVIEW: Advanced Programming Techniques
by Rick Bitter, Taqi Mohiuddin, Matthew Nawrocki
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Asin: 0849320496
Catlog: Book (2000-08-10)
Publisher: CRC Press
Sales Rank: 494257
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book if You're Beyond Basics
I've been programming for about two years. Most of my training in Labview is by trial-and-error and reading the examples that came with Labview. I've written over 3 dozen programs for my present employer.

As for books, I have many of them. This book in particular, is aimed to the advanced user. Don't expect to learn how to write programs with this book. For a graphical programming language, this book has very little graphics or pictures.

What you can expect is to hone your applications so that they are easier for the end user, easier to maintain and separates 'working' VIs from 'expert' VI. Many little tricks in this book (such as setting preferences, using state machines, and yes, Active X) will make your applications run faster with less overhead.

If you're looking for a book to show you more programming techniques, with actual examples, I'd opt for Essick's "Advanced LabVIEW Labs" (an intermediate book) or Johnson's "LabVIEW Graphical Programming" (more advanced). If you're looking for ways to separate yourself from programmers that make 'working' VIs, then this book by Bitter et al. is for you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great info on several topics
This is an excellent intro into some of the advanced features of LV. It covers basic features, state machines (one of the best chapters), application structure, drivers, exception handling, multithreading, OOP, and unfortunately Active X (chpaters to skip). The info is excellent, and I think it is well worth the cost and time to read. It also comes with a great CD.

The only bad part is more than 20% of the book is devited to Active X. This is a huge kick in the pants to platform independence. While I am working on NT (by force, not by choice) I try to avoid any technonogy that supports ... you know, the M word.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for advanced LabVIEW users
An excellent book for LabVIEW program designers and programmers! Especially for LabVIEW users with several years experience and try to learn more new software techniques. The authors introduced many concepts and techniques in C/C++ such as ActiveX, COM, DCOM etc. The OOA, OOD and design pattern are also combined with LabVIEW programming. There are many useful examples in the book. I recommend this book to all LabVIEW users.

4-0 out of 5 stars When you need to know about Labview...
Definitely read this book. It offers step by step instructions for basic functionality and also descriptive graphics which enhance the comprehension. It is by far the most far-reaching and intelligent book I have read about this tool. ... Read more


4. LabVIEW Graphical Programming
by Gary W. Johnson, RichardJennings
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Asin: 0071370013
Catlog: Book (2001-07-19)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 149475
Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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The #1 guide to LabVIEW completely updated for release 6.0!

This one-of-a-kind LabVIEW developer's guide gives you virtual instruments--quickly and cheaply! You get powerful tools to build your own virtual instrumentation with National Instruments' popular LabVIEW programming language, from the ground up. Step-by-step instructions, written in a breezy, easy-to-read style with non-programming scientists and engineers in mind give you:

  • A head start on common test and measurement instrument configurations, with ALL NEW ready-to-run customizable virtual instruments on the CD
  • Imaging, sound, and instrument driver solutions
  • Tools for constructing LabVIEW instruments and controls to run everywhere--on desktop PCs, embedded/single-board computers, Linux systems, and more
  • Complete tools to build your own real-time and embedded virtual instruments using LabVIEW for Linux--includes VMware Workstation so you can build and run an embedded version of Linux on Windows NT/2000
  • Full coverage of LabVIEW RT with expert guidance on real-time and embedded applications
  • On the bootable CD with embedded Linux operating system: numerous working virtual instruments; all examples built in the book; VMware Workstation for Windows NT/2000 and Linux (30-day trial)
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2-0 out of 5 stars not very helpful
I didn't find this book helpful at all. It is neither for beginners nor for advanced Labview programmers. If you are somewhere in middle and want to enjoy reading a book about labview like reading a fiction, this may be the right book for you.

If you are really looking for a book which you really need to learn something about Labview, this book is not that one. Continue your search!

3-0 out of 5 stars Not really impressed..
I didn't really find this book all that useful in learning labview, in fact national instruments free seminars/adverts were much better. The manual also seems to help more. If you are going to use the latest labview 7, a lot of this info will be superfluos due to the wizards. I am however no labview expert, but i would defintely recommend checking this out in a bookshop first, as i was disapointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars The only LabVIEW book you'll ever need
I've purchased all three editons of Gary Johnson's LabVIEW book and haven't been disappointed yet. This is one of those rare books that lives up to its hype. The writing is clear and engaging, without condescending to the more advanced user. If you're using or learning LabVIEW, check this book out.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book, Especially for the Working Person
For those of you who do not have this book, this book is one of the top Labview books available. It goes very quickly through the basics, and focuses more on building actual applications in Labview. Many pointers on how to maximize resources are through out this book. It saved me many hours of trial and error. The book reads as if an articulate person is speaking to you. Very no nonsense.

For example, there's a comprehensive chapter on actually developing a Labview VI for use. It goes through the requirements, the development (internally and also the user interface) and the release of the VI. Further, it has a nice section on DAQ.

This book is more or less a rehash of the old book, with some upgrades, but for those who don't have the old one, read it's reviews. I wasn't terribly disappointed with the omission of Labview 6i stuff, since the content extended beyond it. You'll be making a good investment in this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not much different than the previous version
I gave this book 3 stars because it's still a useful resource for those who are interested in LabVIEW. However, I wouldn't recommend buying it if you have the previous version and don't wish to pursue the creation a real time LabVIEW application on an embedded Linux platform. There really is little, if any, mention of some of the new, interesting features of LabVIEW 6 which to me was a major let down, such as control references and the like. The examples included with the book on the CD Rom aren't incredibly useful or new for that matter, but could be of some benefit to a new user. Overall, if you're new to LabVIEW and have never seen the previous version of this book I'd recommend it, but if you have the older version I wouldn't be too inclined to recommend it for anything rather than the detailed information in the latter chapters regarding LabVIEW RT and Linux. ... Read more


5. Flow Measurement: Practical Guides for Measurement and Control
by David W. Spitzer, D. W. Spitzer
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Asin: 1556177364
Catlog: Book (2001-04-01)
Publisher: ISA-Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation
Sales Rank: 682032
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know about flowmeters
This is the only book I know of that thoroughly explains every flow measurement technology. If you ever buy or specify flowmeters, it's a great reference to have. ... Read more


6. Measurement Error Models
by Wayne A.Fuller
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Catlog: Book (1987-06-30)
Publisher: Wiley
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This valuable book-length treatment of the field offers coverage of estimation for situations where the model variables are observed subject to measurement error. Included are regression models with errors in the variables, latent variable models, and factor models. Brings together results from several areas of application, including discussion of recent results for nonlinear models and for models with unequal variances. Also explained are the estimation of true values for the fixed model, prediction of true values under the random model, model checks, and the analysis of residuals. Procedures are illustrated with data drawn from nearly twenty real-data sets. ... Read more


7. Nonlinear Models for Repeated Measurement Data
by Marie Davidian, David M. Giltinan
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Catlog: Book (1995-06-01)
Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Nonlinear measurement data arise in a wide variety of biological and biomedical applications, such as longitudinal clinical trials, studies of drug kinetics and growth, and the analysis of assay and laboratory data.Nonlinear Models for Repeated Measurement Data provides the first unified development of methods and models for data of this type, with a detailed treatment of inference for the nonlinear mixed effects and its extensions.A particular strength of the book is the inclusion of several detailed case studies from the areas of population pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, immunoassay and bioassay development and the analysis of growth curves. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars great coverage of theory and applications
Analysis of repeated measurement data is commonplace in clinical trials and there is a great body of literature and books on the repeated measures analysis using linear models. The many fine texts on repeated measure linear models are often found with the term longitudinal data analysis because the repeated measurements are given over time. As Davidian and Giltinan point out htere is a need for nonlinear models in the case of pharmacokinetics trials. The theory is new and is presented here in a text for the first time. The authors provide many real applications from their experience. They present a good mix of theory and applications. Thorough references to the literature are given. Even though the development is new the authors do treat the computational aspects. Software implementation for Bayesian Hierarchical models is also mentioned. SAS macros that have been developed are also covered. The methodology is developed in the first eight chapters with applications and case studies in Chapters 9-11. Chapter 12 provides open problems to interest researchers. It contains useful information for practitioners but requires mathematical sophistication. ... Read more


8. The Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook
by John G. Webster
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Catlog: Book (1998-12-29)
Publisher: CRC Press
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The Measurement Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook describes the use of instruments and techniques for practical measurements required in engineering, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences.The book examines:oSensorsoHardwareoSoftwareoTechniquesoInformation processing systemsoAutomatic data acquisitionoReduction and analysis as well as their incorporation for control purposesOrganized according to the measurement problem, each section addresses the different ways of making a measurement for a given variable. Chapters present information on three levels:oBasic information without equations and a description of the subject that can be understood by the newcomeroDetailed text and mathematical treatment essential fordiscovering applications and solving problems outside one's field of specialtyoAdvanced applications of the subject, evaluative opinions, and areas for future studyThe Measurement, Instrumentation and Sensors Handbook provides a graded level of difficulty from start to finish, serving the reference needs of the broadest group of readers. Edited by one of the more noted instrumentation experts in the world, the book contains nearly 150 contributions, covering all aspects on the design and implementation of various instrumentation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Magnificent collection of material
This book is one of the best book covering measurement and sensors. The book cover almost any sensor you think of, describe it function (the background physics) and then explain how it work with some application in software. This book must have for any one working with sensor (engineers, physicist...). the book start explaining it material assuming no prior knowledge for the reader which make it much easier and easy to follow up, start from simple point to explain and then get more complicated with mathematics applied for that particular sensor. I have a degree on physics and I believe this book is a good reference even in physics and I enjoy this book so much. It is a lot fun to read for professional or even for any reader. Any time I was searching for more information about specific sensor this book never turn me down. In short it's on of the greatest book I bought and I don't mind paying it's price because it worth every penny. ... Read more


9. LabVIEW for Everyone: Graphical Programming Made Even Easier
by Lisa K. Wells, Jeffrey Travis
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Catlog: Book (1996-09-26)
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Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Beginners Start
Being new to LabVIEW this book was a great help in learning. It starts with the basics and step through each phase. Excellent for any LabVIEW user.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great book for a novice trying to become more proficient.
I had read all of the manuals that came with LabVIEW, but still needed something more to get me over the initial learning curve; something to answer the "Why should I do it that way?" questions .vs. the "Here's how to do it." The latter part of "LabVIEW for Everyone" did just that, in addition to providing more detail in how to perform basic operations.

4-0 out of 5 stars Provides enough information to get started
Gives excellent overview and lets you see the potential of the software.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good starting resource - lots of examples
I've been programming data acquisition systems for a long time and was daunted by the scope of learning yet another programming language. LabView product literature seemed difficult to understand. But, with the help of LabView for Everyone, I got into the project quickly and get results immediately. The book is easy to read, sometimes cutsey, but filled with good examples that work! They point out pitfalls, problem areas, and provide examples of how-to for many situations (for example, why the wires are different colors and sizes; common errors that result from broken wires, and so forth). Their examples were invaluable for getting my project done in a reasonable amount of time. I'd strongly recommend this book for people faced with getting going with LabView. I developed my project typing with one hand and leafing through this book with the other. I guess it saved me 4 weeks of work. That alone makes it worth the price, several-fold. ... Read more


10. Simplified Irrigation Design (Landscape Architecture)
by PeteMelby
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Catlog: Book (1995-05)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 263041
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Drawing from the experience of several irrigation designers, contractors, and equipment manufacturers, this progressive, how-to reference takes you through all the steps and subjects you'll need to master irrigation design. Also includes metric values. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book to learn to install a professional system
I read this book to get ready to take my Texas Irrigation License exam. It explained how to properly install a professional quality sprinkler system in an easy to read and understand format. This book goes into detail about how to layout the sprinkler heads, how to pipe it all together, and how all the parts work together. I have read many irrigation books...This was the best book to get a good understanding of sprinkler systems without becoming an expert in the field of irrigation. Perfect for the do it yourself homeowner or individual wanting to get into the irrigation industry. I now have my license and highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn to install a good sprinkler system without having to read an irrigation reference manual.

1-0 out of 5 stars The title should probably read "Over-Simplified..."
I was very disappointed with this book. The author places emphasis on the use of one brand of irrigation equipment, seldom mentioning other options that may better fit the application. I also found several errors in the enclosed calculations... not simply a typo, but in the methodology of the formulas. I would not recommend this book... ... Read more


11. Measurement Error in Nonlinear Models
by Raymond J. Carroll, D. Ruppert, L. A. Stefanski, R. J. Carroll, David Ruppert, Leonard A. Stefanski
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Asin: 0412047217
Catlog: Book (1995-07-06)
Publisher: Chapman & Hall/CRC
Sales Rank: 174482
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This monograph provides an up-to-date discussion of analysis strategies for regression problems in which predictor variables are measured with errors.The analysis of nonlinear regression models includes generalized linear models, transform-both-sides models and quasilikelihood and variance function problems.The text concentrates on the general ideas and strategies of estimation and inference rather than being concerned with a specific problem.Measurement error occurs in many fields, such as biometry, epidemiology and economics.In particular, the book contains a large number of epidemiological examples.An outline of strategies for handling progressively more difficult problems is also provided. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars excellent coverage of special nonlinear models
Ray Carroll and David Ruppert are well known research statisticians who have published many joint articles on regression, weighted regression and transformation and they have also written an excellent book together on this research topic. Stefanski has recently published several papers on measurement error models with Carroll. Here they have teamed up to write a statistics text on a unique topic. Measurement error models are common and practical when dealing with covariates that have measurement error. Least squares estimation in linear regression is based on the assumption that the predictor variables are measured without error. There are many articles and an excellent text by Fuller "Measurement Error Models", published by Wiley in 1988 that deals with the linear case. Also look at a section in Chapter 5 of Miller's "Beyond ANOVA, Basics of Applied Statistics" that refers to the problem as the error in variables problem. For the nonlinear case this is the first treatment. Well written and well documented, this text provides an up-to-date account of the theory and methods and provides real applications (e.g. the Framingham Heart Study). This is a great reference as are many of the other monographs in this series by Chapman and Hall/CRC Press. Includes bootstrap approaches in the chapter on fitting methods and models. ... Read more


12. Hands-on Exercise Manual for LabView Programming Data Acquisition and Analysis (With CD-ROM)
by Jeffrey Y. Beyon
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Structured, focused practice for mastering LabVIEW programming fast!

*Master LabVIEW programming in six days, hands-on!
*Over 60 real-world problems and solutions
*Designed for easy learning and extensive real-world application
*Extensively classroom-tested with professional engineers
*CD-ROM: Tools, templates, solutions, and complete LabVIEW evaluation version

The supplementary workbook to LabVIEW Programming, Data Acquisition, and Analysis, this book presents a series of real-world programming challenges designed to help professionals master LabVIEW development in six focused one-day learning sessions.

Each session is organized into a series of short, 10 to 15 minute exercises, each with clear objectives and instructions designed to teach a single skill you can easily apply to your custom applications. Every skill is also mapped to the corresponding detailed explanations in LabVIEW Programming, Data Acquisition, and Analysis. Coverage includes:

*Installing LabVIEW and working with source files and subVIs
*Loops, conditional statements, and program flow
*Displaying data and working with data types
*Key categories of data acquisition and analysis applications
*Saving/reading data and file I/O
*Instrument control techniques
*Implementing leading data analysis VIs, and more

The only way to truly master LabVIEW is to practice. This book gives you the structured, focused practice you need to achieve mastery fast. Whether you're a LabVIEW beginner or an experienced developer who want to update your skills, you'll find it an invaluable resource.

CD-ROM INCLUDES:

*Complete library of LabVIEW tools and templates
*Solutions to every exercise in this workbook
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13. Learning about particles - 50 insightful years
by J. Steinberger
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Catlog: Book (2004-08-01)
Publisher: Springer Verlag
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(preliminary): Embedded in an autobiographic framework, this book retraces vividly and in some depth the golden years of particle physics as witnessed by one of the scientiest who made decisive contributions to the understanding of what is now known as the Standard Model of particle physics (...) Last but not least, this book is a must for all students and young researchers who have learned about the theoretical and experimental facts that make up the standard model through textbooks and would like to get a first hand account of the often multilayered and sinous development that finally led to the present architecture of this theory.

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14. Analysis of Repeated Measures
by M.J. Crowder, D.J. Hand
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Catlog: Book (1990-05-01)
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Repeated measures data arise when the same characteristic is measured on each case or subject at several times or under several conditions.There is a multitude of techniques available for analysing such data and in the past this has led to some confusion.This book describes the whole spectrum of approaches, beginning with very simple and crude methods, working through intermediate techniques commonly used by consultant statisticians, and concluding with more recent and advanced methods.Those covered include multiple testing, response feature analysis, univariate analysis of variance approaches, multivariate analysis of variance approaches, regression models, two-stage line models, approaches to categorical data and techniques for analysing crossover designs.The theory is illustrated with examples, using real data brought to the authors during their work as statistical consultants. ... Read more


15. Learning with LabVIEW 6i
by Robert H Bishop
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Catlog: Book (2001-02-15)
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Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars For beginners only!
This is a very readable text that essentially parallels and expands upon the LabView Users Manuals. If you have read through all or most of those manuals you may find yourself rapidly skimming through Bishop's book as nothing more than a refresher. Newbies will appreciate the simplistic step-by-step approach but anyone beyond the basics will likely be disappointed. BTW, you can download the related files from the LabView site to get an idea of the content.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good tutorial but.....
This is a really great book! However, there is also a package of CD and book which I do not see offered here. The CD includes LabVIEW Student Edition. The referenced .vi's (virtual instruments) are available for download but, not the complete CD. I have been unable to locate the CD individually, only in bundled packages.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great starter and comprehensive book
After reading all pages of this book and practicing all programs and exercises inside it within a few weeks, I become a proficient in Labview and I can develop any project easily. The only thing missing of this book is its CD which has all of its examples, but one can download it from its official website without any problem. Overall this book is great for any one who is new in labview and also for any one who doesnot have any programming skills and going to use it within his/her job.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for new starters
Gives you the basics to get started if you are a new timer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Learning for Labview Does NOT include demo files.
Good book except that you really need to purchase or have the Labview student version. The book does not ship with a CD containing the demo files it refers to so often in the text. Makes it difficult to follow without the files. ... Read more


16. Astrophysics, Clocks And Fundamental Constants (Lecture Notes in Physics)
by Savely G. Karshenboim, Ekkehard Peik
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The question of a possible temporal variation of the fundamental constants was raised by Paul Dirac in his ... Read more


17. Electrostatic Lens Systems
by D. W. O. Heddle
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Catlog: Book (2000-11-01)
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing
Sales Rank: 1132682
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This book and software package enables readers

to design lens systems for focusing beams of

charged particles having useful characteristics.

The text covers the basic theory of the motion of

charged particles in electrostatic fields and

describes several methods for the calculation of

the potential and field distribution for various

electrode geometries. Two methods, the Bessel

function expansion method which was developed

by the author and his students and the nine-point

implementation of the finite difference method, are

given special emphasis because they are

particularly appropriate for implementation by the

inexperienced user. Other methods are discussed

in less detail and reference is made to WWW sites

from which demonstration programs for these

methods may be obtained. A chapter on

aberrations presents formulae which enable the

coefficients to be determined by an extension to

the ray tracing procedures and which

demonstrates optimum conditions for lens

operation.

The book is accompanied by a disk providing a

suite of computer programs (LENSYS for

MS-DOS) intended for practical use in the design

and analysis of systems using round lenses with

apertures or cylindrical elements. These

programs will be of value even to experienced

workers in the field who may be quite familiar with

much of the material in the text.. ... Read more


18. Advanced LabVIEW Labs
by John Essick
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Asin: 013833949X
Catlog: Book (1998-12-08)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 214221
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Advanced LabVIEW Labs provides a structured introduction to LabVIEW-based laboratory skills. The book can be used as a stand-alone tutorial or as a college-level instructional lab text. The reader learns the LabVIEW programming language while writing meaningful programs that explore useful data analysis techniques (numerical integration and differentiation, least-squares curve-fitting, Fast Fourier Transform) and the mechanics of computer-based experimentation using National Instruments DAQ and GPIB boards.During the course of the book, the reader constructs and investigates the proper usage of several computer-based instruments including a digitizing oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer and PID temperature control system as well as learns to control an instrument through the General Purpose Interface Bus. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars OUTSTANDING book to learn LabView basics
This book is a fantastic hands-on introduction to LabView, probably the best book on this topic a beginner can find. It is extremely clearly written, very well edited (i.e., there are practically no mistakes), and it has excellent illustrations for each step in the process of building VIs.

The book was developed by the author as a student manual for the class he taught. However, it is written so well that I do not understand why a student who has such a book needs an instructor at all. It consists of 12 chapters, all very practical. The first chapter gives a brief introduction to the LabView interface and its editing tools and introduces very simple VIs illustrating the while loop and the waveform chart. Chapters 2 through 8 teach increasingly complicated VIs which utilize the waveforem graph, XY graph, For loop, Formula node, operations with data files and character strings, shift registers, and case and sequence structures. The reader learns how to create arrays of data, perform mathematical operations on them, save them in files and read from files, and how to plot them. There are many practical tips how to navigate the LabView interface quickly and efficiently. Chapters 8 and 9 introduce the advance analysis VIs (included only in the "full" but not in the "base" labview package) and demonstrate how to program nonlinear least squares fitting and Fast Fourier Transform. Finally, the last 3 chapters teach programming of data acquisition boards - analog to digital conversion (digitizing oscilloscope), digital to analog conversion (PID temperature control), and GPIB control of instruments. While the book covers only the essentials of labview, the topics covered and the examples presented are extremely useful, and they all a must to know to program in LabView.

The book comes without a CD, but it is not necessary as the book describes the process of building of each VI so accurately and in so detailed way that it is very easy to follow the guidelines.

The book came out in 1999 and most likely was written using LabView 4. Three more versions of LabView came out since that time. It turned out that using it with newer versions of LabView is quite straightforward. The small changes that were introduced after the version 4 sometimes make it necessary to change the VIs slightly, but it is easy to figure out what changes are required using the error messages and LabView help. For instance, newer versions of LabView require that the conditional terminal in the While loop be wired; Replace Array Element is now called Replace Array Subset; there is no need to construct Global Variables using a while loops' shift registers (although it is interesting to learn how this can be done), etc. I counted only 10 small changes which had to be done to the programs on the first 220 pages of the book - and no errors or typos whatsoever!

To run the programs in Chapters 1-7 any LabView version will do; to run the programs in Ch. 8 and 9 one needs "Full" package (the "base" one does not contain the advanced analysis VIs); and finally, for the last 3 chapters one needs a computer with DAQ and GPIB boards. However, the book is so well written that you can read the text,look through the VI diagrams, and learn from this even if you do not have the proper software or hardware.

The book is very detailed, but at the same time everything that is in there is necessary; there are no off-topic discussions or jokes - almost 400 pages of straight-to-the-topic presentation.

The bottom line is that it is a fantastic introduction to LabView for beginners, which I can highly recommend. Well deserved five stars - and an example for the other authors how such books should be written!

5-0 out of 5 stars Start here!
I needed a new software platform for data acquisition following the demise of an older platform. All of my friends at various national laboratories were using LabVIEW so it was a natural choice. I then started looking for a "directed tutorial" that would get me up to speed for data acquisition without first mastering the vast multitude of LabVIEW features (until I really needed them). I found Essick's book to be head and shoulders above the other novice-level books I tried (which were helpful but were taking too long). My undergraduate research students now first encounter LabVIEW with the guidance of this clear, concise, and well-written book. It would also be my first choice as a textbook for a class on LabVIEW (or on data acquisition techniques in general). I recommend this book very highly.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book !
I bought the book last week and since then I can't stop reading it and going through the well presented Labs. I find the book very interesting, well written ,to the point and clear. It will get you up to speed with Labview quickly. I own other Labview books but this is the only one that I didn't find boring or confusing. This is definitely a book I would recommend to all the students who want to learn Labview in a short period of time and also to the instructors; it can be a great teaching tool ! Finally, the price is ...very affordable. Great book ! ... ... Read more


19. Concepts of Mass in Contemporary Physics and Philosophy
by Max Jammer
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Asin: 069101017X
Catlog: Book (1999-12-14)
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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The concept of mass is one of the most fundamental notions in physics, comparable in importance only to those of space and time. But in contrast to the latter, which are the subject of innumerable physical and philosophical studies, the concept of mass has been but rarely investigated. Here Max Jammer, a leading philosopher and historian of physics, provides a concise but comprehensive, coherent, and self-contained study of the concept of mass as it is defined, interpreted, and applied in contemporary physics and as it is critically examined in the modern philosophy of science. With its focus on theories proposed after the mid-1950s, the book is the first of its kind, covering the most recent experimental and theoretical investigations into the nature of mass and its role in modern physics, from the realm of elementary particles to the cosmology of galaxies.

The book begins with an analysis of the persistent difficulties of defining inertial mass in a noncircular manner and discusses the related question of whether mass is an observational or a theoretical concept. It then studies the notion of mass in special relativity and the delicate problem of whether the relativistic rest mass is the only legitimate notion of mass and whether it is identical with the classical (Newtonian) mass. This is followed by a critical analysis of the different derivations of the famous mass-energy relationship E = mc2 and its conflicting interpretations. Jammer then devotes a chapter to the distinction between inertial and gravitational mass and to the various versions of the so-called equivalence principle with which Newton initiated his Principia but which also became the starting point of Einstein's general relativity, which supersedes Newtonian physics. The book concludes with a presentation of recently proposed global and local dynamical theories of the origin and nature of mass.

Destined to become a much-consulted reference for philosophers and physicists, this book is also written for the nonprofessional general reader interested in the foundations of physics. ... Read more


20. Biochips
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Asin: 3540004238
Catlog: Book (2003-09-15)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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This book brings together contributions from internationally renowned experts in the biochip field. These chapters present not only the authors' latest research work, but also discuss current trends in biochip technology. Specific topics include microarray technology and its applications, microfluidics, drug discovery, detection technology, lab-on-chip technology and bioinformatics. Both newcomers to the field and experienced biochip researchers will benefit from this book. ... Read more


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