Measurement Uncertainties in Science and Technology

Authors: Grabe, Michael

  • A new error calculus for modern-day science

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At the turn of the 19th century, Carl Friedrich Gauß founded error calculus by predicting the then unknown position of the planet Ceres. Ever since, error calculus has occupied a place at the heart of science. In this book, Grabe illustrates the breakdown of traditional error calculus in the face of modern measurement techniques. Revising Gauß’ error calculus ab initio, he treats random and unknown systematic errors on an equal footing from the outset. Furthermore, Grabe also proposes what may be called well defined measuring conditions, a prerequisite for defining confidence intervals that are consistent with basic statistical concepts. The resulting measurement uncertainties are as robust and reliable as required by modern-day science, engineering and technology.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measurement Uncertainties in Science and Technology
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27319-6
DOI
10.1007/b138915
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05895-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 269
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