The Essence of Measurement (Essence of Engineering Series)

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The principal aim of this book is therefore to ensure that the reader gains a thorough understanding of the theoretical considerations which govern the choice and usage of suitable instruments for particular measurement situations. Paper. DLC: Mensuration.

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The Prentice Hall Essence of Engineering Series provides a concise, practical and uniform introduction to the core components of an undergraduate engineering degree. Acknowledging the recent changes within Higher Education, this approach uses a variety of pedagogical tools — case studies, worked examples and self-test questions — to underpin the student's learning. Details of all titles in the series can be found on page ii.
The Essence of Measurement presents the subject of measurement, and its use within instrumentation systems, as an integrated and coherent subject. Measurement systems are of immense importance in a wide variety of domestic and industrial activities. The principal aim of this book is therefore to ensure that the reader gains a thorough understanding of the theoretical considerations which govern the choice and usage suitable instruments for particular measurement situations.
*General introduction to measurement principles.

*Integrated treatment of systematic and random errors and calibration.

*Review of instruments commonly used for measuring various physical quantities.

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DR. ALAN MORRIS is a senior lecturer at Sheffield University, and has over twenty years' experience in measurement and control teaching and research. His previous books include Principles of Measurement and Instrumentation (second edition, 1993) and Measurement and Calibration for Quality Assurance (1991).

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