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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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:

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Video Demonstrations
Online video demonstration available for viewing. The clips show and describe electronic components, mechatronic device and system examples, and laboratory exercise demonstrations.

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Laboratory Exercises
Laboratory exercise available in the supplemental Laboratory Manual to reinforce a topic in the book.
Mathcad example
Mathcad/Matlab Examples
Mathcad and Matlab files for performing analyses throughout the book. 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.
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Internet Links
Links to additional Internet resources supporting book topics.

Other sources of online information, and teaching/learning resources:

Mechatronic System Elements Presented in the Book:

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