Measurement Errors and Uncertainties

Theory and Practice

  • Semyon G. Rabinovich

About this book


Measurement Errors and Uncertainties addresses the most important problems that physicists and engineers encounter when estimating errors and uncertainty.  Building from the fundamentals of measurement theory, the author develops the theory of accuracy of measurements and offers a wealth of practical recommendations and examples of applications.

This new edition covers a wide range of subjects, including:

- Basic concepts of metrology

- Measuring instruments characterization, standardization and calibration

-Estimation of errors and uncertainty of single and multiple measurements

- Modern probability-based methods of estimating measurement uncertainty

With this new edition, the author completes the development of the new theory of indirect measurements.  This theory provides more accurate and efficient methods for processing indirect measurement data.  It eliminates the need to calculate the correlation coefficient - a stumbling block in measurement data processing - and offers for the first time a way to obtain the confidence intervals.  In other words, this new theory provides means to  calculate a well-grounded estimate of measurement uncertainty for this complex but widely used type of measurements.



Acclaim for previous editions:

"Extremely useful to metrologists and to anyone interested in measurement errors"

"I suggest that every technical library should own a copy of Measurement Errors. Serious experimentalists whose interests are broad will surely want to examine the book with the intent of buying it".
(Applied Mechanics Review)


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Authors and affiliations

  • Semyon G. Rabinovich
    • 1
  1. 1.Basking RidgeUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science and Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25358-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-29143-7
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