"Jacob Fraden has produced a valuable, single-volume reference on the devices that bridge the analog and the digital worlds. I highly recommend it". -- Lawrence J. Rubin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology"Very practical and useful, and this reviewer highly recommends it to experimental roboticists, practicing engineers, students, and educators". -- V. J. Lumelsky, University of Wisconsin-MadisonThis timely volume offers a complete and up-to-date account of the physical principles and practical design of modern sensors and is packed with numerous applications for daily use in the laboratory, the plant, or the classroom. Emphasis is placed on devices that are less well-known and whose use permits the measurement of variables that were previously inaccessible. This Second Edition contains new sections on acoustical waves, discussion of the latest temperature and chemical sensors, and a new chapter on manufacturing methods and materials. There are detailed descriptions of a great number of sensors, including those that measure position, force, acceleration, temperature, radiation, chemicals, and humidity.Fraden, Jacob is the author of 'Aip Handbook of Modern Sensors Physics, Designs and Applications' with ISBN 9781563961083 and ISBN 1563961083.