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An introduction to uncertainty in measurement using the GUM (guide to the expression of uncertainty in measurement)

Author: Les Kirkup; R B Frenkel
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
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This book presents the need for clarity, consistancy, and accuracy when making measurements; some of the GUM guidelines are presented in this book. A background in first-year calculus and some basic statistics is necessary for understanding.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Les Kirkup; R B Frenkel
ISBN: 9780521844284 0521844282 9780521605793 0521605792 9780511189999 0511189990
OCLC Number: 62532875
Description: xiii, 233 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The importance of uncertainty in science and technology --
Measurement fundamentals --
Terms used in measurement --
Introduction to uncertainty in measurement --
Some statistical concepts --
Systematic errors --
Calculation of uncertainties --
Probability density, the Gaussian distribution and the Central Limit Theorem --
Sampling a Gaussian distribution --
The t-distribution, and the Welch-Satterthwaite formula --
Case studies in measurement uncertainty.
Responsibility: L. Kirkup and R.B. Frenkel.
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