Introduction to Mechatronics and Measurement Systems
Fourth Edition (2012; available March, 2011)
Third Edition (2007), Second Edition (2003), First Edition (1999)

by David G. Alciatore and Michael B. Histand
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University
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(3rd edition cover)

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(1st edition cover)

Publisher website:
(for password-protected, instructor-only access to complete end-of-chapter problem solutions manual)

Links to the main resources used to supplement the book:

Video Demonstrations
Online video demonstration available for viewing. The online videos are Windows Media (WMV) files viewable in an Internet browser. The clips show and describe electronic components, mechatronic device and system examples, and laboratory exercise demonstrations.

Laboratory Exercises
Indicates where a laboratory exercise is available in the supplemental Laboratory Manual to reinforce a topic in the book.
MathCAD Examples
Indicates where MathCAD files are available for performing analysis calculations. The files can be downloaded and edited to perform similar and expanded analyses. PDF versions are also posted for those that don't have access to the MathCAD software.
Internet Links
Indicates where a link to additional Internet resources is available on the book website.


Other sources of online information and resources:

Mechatronic System Elements Presented in the Book: