This timely new text gives engineering students a thorough grounding in the growing field of Mechatronics, the design and development of computer-controlled mechanical systems, such as the fuel-efficient engine of todays family car. Mechatronics brings together the knowledge and techniques of the major technical fields-- traditionally studied under different disciplines-- and explores the theory behind a wide range of basic devices, from gears and pumps, to servomotors and microchips. It then brings all this knowledge together in various motion control lab experiments, which provide ME students with practical experience in designing circuits and writing software. Intended Courses This text is appropriate for a one-semester course in Mechatronics at the Senior/Graduate level. Offered within the Mechanical, Industrial, Aerospace and Electrical Engineering departments. Also appropriate for a one-semester course in Automation and Robotics, and as a supplement for Measurement Systems courses at the Senior/Graduate Level. Offered within the Mechanical, Industrial, Aerospace and Electrical Engineering departments.