Doubt-Free Uncertainty In Measurement

An Introduction for Engineers and Students

Authors: Ratcliffe, Colin P, Ratcliffe, Bridget

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  • Facilitates practicing engineers’ understanding of uncertainty budgets, essential to calculating cost-effective savings to a wide variety of processes contingent on measurement
  • Presents uncertainty budgets in an accessible style suitable for all undergraduate STEM courses that include a laboratory component
  • Provides a highly adaptable supplement to graduate textbooks for courses where students’ work includes reporting on experimental results
  • Includes an expanded case study developing uncertainty from transducers though measurands and propagated to the final measurement that can be used as a template for the analysis of many processes
  • Stands as a useful pocket reference for all engineers and experimental scientists
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This volume presents measurement uncertainty and uncertainty budgets in a form accessible to practicing engineers and engineering students from across a wide range of disciplines. The book gives a detailed explanation of the methods presented by NIST in the “GUM” – Guide to Uncertainty of Measurement. Emphasis is placed on explaining the background and meaning of the topics, while keeping the level of mathematics at the minimum level necessary. Dr. Colin Ratcliffe, USNA, and Bridget Ratcliffe, Johns Hopkins, develop uncertainty budgets and explain their use. In some examples, the budget may show a process is already adequate and where costs can be saved. In other examples, the budget may show the process is inadequate and needs improvement. The book demonstrates how uncertainty budgets help identify the most cost effective place to make changes. In addition, an extensive fully-worked case study leads readers through all issues related to an uncertainty analysis, including a variety of different types of uncertainty budgets. The book is ideal for professional engineers and students concerned with a broad range of measurement assurance challenges in applied sciences.

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Facilitates practicing engineers’ understanding of uncertainty budgets, essential to calculating cost-effective savings to a wide variety of processes contingent on measurement

Presents uncertainty budgets in an accessible style suitable for all undergraduate STEM courses that include a laboratory component

Provides a highly adaptable supplement to graduate textbooks for courses where students’ work includes reporting on experimental results

Includes an expanded case study developing uncertainty from transducers though measurands and propagated to the final measurement that can be used as a template for the analysis of many processes

Stands as a useful pocket reference for all engineers and experimental scientists

 

 

About the authors

Colin Ratcliffe is affiliated with the United States Naval Academy. Bridget Ratcliffe is affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12063-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12062-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36447-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Doubt-Free Uncertainty In Measurement
Book Subtitle
An Introduction for Engineers and Students
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12063-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12063-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-12062-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36447-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 95
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
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