Fundamentals of Mass Determination

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Michael Borys, Roman Schwartz, Arthur Reichmuth, Roland Nater
    Pages 1-7
  3. Michael Borys, Roman Schwartz, Arthur Reichmuth, Roland Nater
    Pages 8-40
  4. Michael Borys, Roman Schwartz, Arthur Reichmuth, Roland Nater
    Pages 41-46
  5. Michael Borys, Roman Schwartz, Arthur Reichmuth, Roland Nater
    Pages 47-57
  6. Michael Borys, Roman Schwartz, Arthur Reichmuth, Roland Nater
    Pages 58-63
  7. Michael Borys, Roman Schwartz, Arthur Reichmuth, Roland Nater
    Pages 64-69
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 70-114

About this book

Introduction

In this book on Fundamentals of Mass Determination, the definition and dissemination of units of mass is explained, starting with an introduction to metrology and mass determination.
 
Establishing a mass scale requires corresponding mass standards and mass comparators. The metrological requirements for weighing instruments, weight pieces, and measuring conditions are explained and discussed based on international directives and applicable legal regulations. International directives and institutions are striving towards the worldwide uniform implementation of these requirements. Processes used to determine density and volume are described to the extent that they apply to mass determination. Calculating measurement uncertainty entails taking into consideration the effect of influence variables on mass determination. An overview of this topic is provided to make it easier to determine and specify measurement uncertainty in practice, while additional information in the form of tables, illustrations, and literature references allow the reader to study mass metrology further.

Keywords

Metrology legal metrology regulations mass comparators mass standards

Authors and affiliations

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11937-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11936-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11937-8
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