Mass Metrology

  • S. V. Gupta

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 155)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 347-353

About this book


This book presents the practical aspects of mass measurements. Concepts of gravitational, inertial and conventional mass and details of the variation of acceleration of gravity are described. The Metric Convention and International Prototype Kilogram and BIPM standards are described. The effect of change of gravity on the indication of electronic balances is derived with respect of latitude, altitude and earth topography. The classification of weights by OIML is discussed. Maximum permissible errors in different categories of weights prescribed by national and international organizations are presented. Starting with the necessity of redefining the unit kilogram in terms of physical constants, various methods of defining the kilogram in terms of physical constants are described. The kilogram can be defined by Avogadro’s constant, ion collection of some heavy elements, levitation, voltage and Watt Balance. The detection of very small mass of the order of zeptogram through Nanotechnolgy is also discussed. Latest recommendations of CIPM are given.


Air buoyancy correction BIPM-CIPM Calibration of balances Calibration of weight measurement instrumenets Calibration of weights Group weighing Mass measurement uncertainty Measurement sciences book OIML Redefining the unit of mass

Authors and affiliations

  • S. V. Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23411-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23412-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
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