Construction Measurements / Edition 2

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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.

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About the author B. Austin Barry, F.S.C., is Professor of Civil Engineering at Manhattan College and was Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department there for nine years. A past President of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, he was accorded honorary membership in that society in 1983. He was the first recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers Surveying and Mapping Medal in 1972, and was chosen for election into the Honorary Membership in 1987. Br. Barry is the author of Errors In Practical Measurement in Engineering, Science, and Technology (Wiley, 1978).

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Table of Contents

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.

Offshore Measurements.

Random Field and Office Techniques.

Measurement of Areas and Volumes.

Volume Computations.

Appendix A: Units of Measurement.

Appendix B: The Laser.

Appendix C: Three-Wire Leveling.

Appendix D: Topographic Maps, Contours, and Photogrammetry.


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