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Springer Series in Reliability Engineering

Measurement Uncertainty

An Approach via the Mathematical Theory of Evidence

Authors: Salicone, Simona

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About this Textbook

The expression of uncertainty in measurement is a challenging aspect for researchers and engineers working in instrumentation and measurement because it involves physical, mathematical and philosophical issues. This problem is intensified by the limitations of the probabilistic approach used by the current standard (GUM).

This text is the first to make full use of the mathematical theory of evidence to express the uncertainty in measurements. It gives an overview of the current standard, then pinpoints and constructively resolves its limitations through its unique approach. The text presents various tools for evaluating uncertainty, beginning with the probabilistic approach and concluding with the expression of uncertainty using random-fuzzy variables. The exposition is driven by numerous examples. The book is designed for immediate use and application in research and laboratory work.

Prerequisites for students include courses in statistics and measurement science. Apart from a classroom setting, this book can be used by practitioners in a variety of fields (including applied mathematics, applied probability, electrical and computer engineering, and experimental physics), and by such institutions as the IEEE, ISA, and National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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"This book is the first to make full use of the mathematical theory of evidence to express the uncertainty in measurement. … This book can be useful for researchers (and practitioners) in the fields of statistics and measurement theory." (Robert Fuller, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2007 j)

"This mathematics book is the first one to propose a different way of representing measurement uncertainty using fuzzy variables … . It is rare that a book of mathematics is so easy to read as this one, even for people unfamiliar with the topic of fuzzy variables. … The book is organised for and addressed to students … . It is also meant to be a ready-to-use tool for practitioners in measurements. … will interest researchers and specialists in the science of measurements." (Mariana Buzduga, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 13 (1), 2008)

"The book under review is the first to make full use of this theory to express the uncertainly in measurements. … The book is designed for immediate use and applications in research and laboratory work in various fields, including applied probability, electrical and computer engineering, and experimental physics. Prerequisites for students include courses in statistics and measurement science." (Oleksandr Kukush, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1144, 2008)


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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4034-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measurement Uncertainty
Book Subtitle
An Approach via the Mathematical Theory of Evidence
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Reliability Engineering
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-46328-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-46328-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-30655-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4034-6
Series ISSN
1614-7839
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 228
Topics