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Dictionary of Weighing Terms

A Guide to the Terminology of Weighing

  • Roland Nater
  • Arthur Reichmuth
  • Roman Schwartz
  • Michael Borys
  • Panagiotis Zervos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Roland Nater, Arthur Reichmuth, Roman Schwartz, Michael Borys, Panagiotis Zervos
    Pages 1-15
  3. Roland Nater, Arthur Reichmuth, Roman Schwartz, Michael Borys, Panagiotis Zervos
    Pages 15-15
  4. Roland Nater, Arthur Reichmuth, Roman Schwartz, Michael Borys, Panagiotis Zervos
    Pages 16-260
  5. Roland Nater, Arthur Reichmuth, Roman Schwartz, Michael Borys, Panagiotis Zervos
    Pages 262-267
  6. Roland Nater, Arthur Reichmuth, Roman Schwartz, Michael Borys, Panagiotis Zervos
    Pages 268-269

About this book

Introduction

This Dictionary of Weighing Terms is a comprehensive practical guide to the terminology of weighing for all users of weighing instruments in industry and science. It explains more than 1000 terms associated with weighing technology and related areas; numerous illustrations assist understanding. The Dictionary of Weighing Terms is a joint work of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) (the German Federal Institute of Physics and Metrology) and METTLER TOLEDO, the weighing instruments manufacturer. It contains terms relating to the following topics:

Fundamentals of weighing

• Definitions of terms

• Physical weighing principles

• Function and construction of weighing instruments

• Types of weighing instruments

Applications of weighing instruments

• Weighing methods

• Operation of weighing instruments

• Restrictions on the use of weighing instruments

International standards

Legal requirements for weighing instruments

• European Directives

• Verification regulations

Weighing accuracy

• Specifications of weighing instruments

• Weighing accuracy and uncertainty

• Air buoyancy

Keywords

measurement metrology scales scaling uncertainty weighing weight

Authors and affiliations

  • Roland Nater
    • 1
  • Arthur Reichmuth
    • 2
  • Roman Schwartz
    • 3
  • Michael Borys
    • 4
  • Panagiotis Zervos
    • 5
  1. 1.Mettler-Toledo GmbHGreifenseeSwitzerland
  2. 2.Mettler-Toledo (Schweiz) AGGreifenseeSwitzerland
  3. 3.Abt. AkustikPhysikalisch-Technische BundesanstaltBraunschweigGermany
  4. 4.Fachlabor 1.41Physikalisch-Technische BundesanstaltBraunschweigGermany
  5. 5.FB 1.1 MassePhysikalisch-Technische BundesanstaltBraunschweigGermany

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