Understanding electro-mechanical engineering: an introduction to mechatronics

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1996 - Science - 382 pages
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"Understanding Electro-Mechanical Engineering: An Introduction to Mechatronics" by Lawrence J. Kamm
A Volume in the IEEE Press Understanding Science & Technology Series
"An outstanding job in identifying and describing virtually all electro-mechanical devices in existence today." --Dennis Lieu, University of California, Berkeley

"Thorough, detailed, and written at a comprehensible level." --Seymour Kremen, Engineering Consultant

"Larry Kamm combines electrical and mechanical engineering to the highest degree of theoretical knowledge and practical experience." --Jacob Rabinow, Consultant

Widely practiced, but rarely taught, the principles of electro-mechanical (mechatronic) devices and systems are of more relevance to electrical engineering than ever before. Electro-mechanical devices such as keyboards, printers, and hard and floppy disk drives are parts of every computer system. Microminiature electro-mechanical devices etched from silicon are now key transducers and motors. With a focus on electro-mechanical devices and systems in a variety of fields, this accessible introductory text brings you coverage of the full range of electro-mechanical devices used today. You'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the design process and get valuable insights into good design practice. Understanding Electro-Mechanical Engineering will be of interest to anyone in need of a non-technical, interdisciplinary introduction to the thriving field of mechatronics.

Also of interest from IEEE Press... Electro-Mechanical Engineering: An Integrated Approach by Charles Fraser and John Milne 1996 / Hardcover / 546 pp / IEEE Order No. PC5610 / ISBN 0-7803-1142-6

Intelligent Control Systems Theory and Applications Madan M. Gupta and Naresh K. Sinha 1996 / Hardcover / 856 pp / IEEE Order No. PC4176 / ISBN 0-7803-1063-2

About the series... "The IEEE Press Understanding Science & Technology Series" treats important topics in science and technology in a simple and easy-to-understand manner. Designed expressly for the nonspecialist engineer, scientist, or technician, as well as the technologically curious, each volume stresses practical information over mathematical theorems and complicated derivations.

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Kamm has worked as an employed engineer in both small and large companies, and an entrepreneur as a teacher of design theory and practice, and as a consulting inventor and designer, which is his present activity.

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