Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers

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OUP USA, 2013 - Computers - 601 pages
Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW for Scientists and Engineers, Second Edition, provides a "learn-by-doing" approach to acquiring the computer-based skills used in daily experimental work in engineering and the sciences. Ideal as an instructional lab textbook or for self-study by individual researchers, this book is not a manual-like
presentation of LabVIEW, but rather leads its readers to mastery of this powerful laboratory tool through the process of carrying out interesting and relevant projects. Readers--who are assumed to have no prior computer programming or LabVIEW background--will begin writing meaningful programs within the first few pages. Hands-On Introduction to LabVIEW is designed for flexible use so that readers can easily choose the desired depth of coverage.

New to the Second Edition

* All chapters fully updated to the latest version of LabVIEW and commonly used low-cost data acquisition devices
* Full-color reference card of LabVIEW programming icons
* "Quick Example" sections at the chapter beginnings give concise introductions to the MathScript Node, Shift Register, and Case Structure
* Coverage of USB control of stand-alone instrumentation
* Solutions to even-numbered back-of-the-chapter problems available on the companion website
 

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Contents

1 THE WHILE LOOP AND WAVEFORM CHART
1
2 THE FOR LOOP AND WAVEFORM GRAPH
56
3 THE MATHSCRIPT NODE AND XY GRAPH
99
4 DATA ACQUISITION USING DAQ ASSISTANT
152
5 DATA FILES AND CHARACTER STRINGS 211
211
6 SHIFT REGISTERS
252
7 THE CASE STRUCTURE
296
8 DATA DEPENDENCY AND THE SEQUENCE STRUCTURE
338
FAST FOURIER TRANSFORM
405
11 DATA ACQUISITION AND GENERATION USING DAQMX VIS
451
12 PID TEMPERATURE CONTROL PROJECT
491
13 CONTROL OF STANDALONE INSTRUMENTS
498
CONSTRUCTION OF TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM
575
PROGRAM CROSS REFERENCE TABLE
583
Index
585
Copyright

CURVE FITTING
364

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John Essick is a professor at Reed College with research interests in the optoelectronic properties of semiconductors. Since 1993, he has taught engineering and physics students how to perform computer-based experimentation using LabVIEW as part of Reed's Advanced Laboratory course.

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