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Errors in Practical Measurement in Science, Engineering, and Technology B. Austin Barry A step-by-step presentation of how random errors occur when taking measurements, how these errors behave, how measurement errors can be used to determine the reliability of the values, and how to accord weights to different measurements of the same quantity. Introduces the concept of percentage compliance with a demand specification, discusses practical plotting of frequency distribution curves, offers tables of areas beneath the normal curve to assist in formulating the validity of measurements, and provides basic information of the probability ellipse for two-dimensional errors. Appendices contain a review and reference of significant figures, complete information for writing a specification for a procedure, suggestions for the use of a Fortran program, and more. 1978 (0 471-03156-9) 183 pp.
Elements of Construction Measurement.
Difference of Elevation.
Distance Measurements by Taping.
Angle Measurements and Directions.
Distance Measurements by Other Methods.
Laying Out Angles.
Stakes, Hubs, and Control Marks for Construction.
Coordinate Surveying and Layout.
Principles of Construction Layout.
Building Construction Layout.
Trenching and Pipelaying.
Highway Planning and Initial Layout.
Horizontal Circular Curves.
Vertical Parabolic Curves.
Staking Layout of Highways.
Shafts and Tunnels.
Random Field and Office Techniques.
Measurement of Areas and Volumes.
Appendix A: Units of Measurement.
Appendix B: The Laser.
Appendix C: Three-Wire Leveling.
Appendix D: Topographic Maps, Contours, and Photogrammetry.