Springer Series in Measurement Science and Technology

Evaluating Measurement Accuracy

A Practical Approach

Authors: Rabinovich, Semyon

  • Provides new methods for calculating uncertainty of multiple indirect measurementsDescribes a simple method for estimating the systematic error in multiple measurements
  • Presents a universal method for summation of systematic and random errors of measurement
  • New edition includes methods for calculating inaccuracy of single measurements most widely used in practice, but largely neglected in traditional theory
  • Now provides a step-by-step guide on how to evaluate measurement accuracy 
  • Serves as a short convenient reference for scientists in any field
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About this book

This book presents a systematic and comprehensive exposition of the theory of measurement accuracy and provides solutions that fill significant and long-standing gaps in the classical theory. It eliminates the shortcomings of the classical theory by including methods for estimating accuracy of single measurements, the most common type of measurement. The book also develops methods of reduction and enumeration for indirect measurements, which do not require Taylor series and produce a precise solution to this problem. It produces grounded methods and recommendations for summation of errors. The monograph also analyzes and critiques two foundation metrological documents, the International Vocabulary of Metrology (VIM) and the Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (GUM), and discusses directions for their revision.
This new edition adds a step-by-step guide on how to evaluate measurement accuracy and recommendations on how to calculate systematic error of multiple measurements. There is also an extended section on the method of reduction, which provides an alternative to the least-square method and the method of enumeration. Many sections are also rewritten to improve the structure and usability of the material. The 3rd edition reflects the latest developments in metrology and offers new results, and it is designed to be accessible to readers at various levels and positions, including scientists, engineers, and undergraduate and graduate students. By presenting material from a practical perspective and offering solutions and recommendations for problems that arise in conducting real-life measurements, author Semyon Rabinovich offers an invaluable resource for scientists in any field.

About the authors

The first 16 years of Dr. Semyon Rabinovich’s career were spent in industry, where he created a number of electrical measuring instruments, including those that were mass-produced, as well as unique direct-voltage measuring instruments reaching the theoretical sensitivity limits. Following this, Dr. Rabinovich organized the Laboratory of Theoretical Metrology at the All-Union State Research Institute of Metrology (VNIIM) in the former USSR and was the head of this lab for the next 16 years. After a period in the aftermath of his decision to emigrate from the USSR when any reference to his name was a taboo, VNIIM now lists Dr. Rabinovich among their “renown scientists” in the theoretical metrology area. After moving to the USA, he took part in the work of two ISA Subcommittees in preparing ISA-RP67.04 “Setpoints for Nuclear Safety-Related Instrumentation” and “Methodologies for the Determination of Setpoints in Nuclear Safety-Related Instrumentation.” He has published six books and more than 100 other publications including 21 patents. Previously this book was published by American Institute of Physics. 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • General Concepts in the Theory of Measurements

    Rabinovich, Semyon G.

    Pages 1-29

  • Measuring Instruments and Their Properties

    Rabinovich, Semyon G.

    Pages 31-70

  • Statistical Methods for Experimental Data Processing

    Rabinovich, Semyon G.

    Pages 71-105

  • Direct Measurements

    Rabinovich, Semyon G.

    Pages 107-153

  • Indirect Measurements

    Rabinovich, Semyon G.

    Pages 155-189

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60125-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-60124-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evaluating Measurement Accuracy
Book Subtitle
A Practical Approach
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Measurement Science and Technology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-60125-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-60125-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-60124-3
Series ISSN
2198-7807
Edition Number
3
Number of Pages
XVI, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations
Topics