Finally a book that offers a self-study course addressing all facets of the application of sensors. This book contains examples of applying various materials technologies to a broad spectrum of sensing and control problems in many different markets. The learning manual takes the reader through a logical progression of understanding the continuing evolution of sensor technology. Focus is placed on the practical aspects of matching the proper sensing materials and functionality to the specific market requirement. By creating a broad conceptual framework from which to view smart sensing, the practicing professional or the beginning student can develop an appreciation of the tools that are available for creating solutions to sensing problems. Divided into ten units, this book provides a wealth of information from theoretical as well as practical perspectives. Individual learning modules include sensor technologies, sensor manufacturing, differentiating between smart sensors and smart sensing, sensors and artificial intelligence, and much more.