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Overview

Accuracy in the laboratory setting is key to maintaining the integrity of scientific research. Inaccurate measurements create false and non-reproducible results, rendering an experiment or series of experiments invalid and wasting both time and money. This handy guide to solid, fluid, and thermal measurement helps minimize this pitfall through careful detailing of measurement techniques.
Concise yet thorough, Mechanical Variables Measurement-Solid, Fluid, and Thermal describes the use of instruments and methods for practical measurements required in engineering, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences. Organized according to measurement problem, the entries are easy to access. The articles provide equations to assist engineers and scientists who seek to discover applications and solve problems that arise in areas outside of their specialty. Sections include references to more specialized publications for advanced techniques, as well. It offers instruction for a range of measuring techniques, basic through advanced, that apply to a broad base of disciplines.
As an engineer, scientist, designer, manager, researcher, or student, you encounter the problem of measurement often and realize that doing it correctly is pivotal to the success of an experiment. This is the first place to turn when deciding on, performing, and troubleshooting the measurement process. Mechanical Variables Measurement-Solid, Fluid, and Thermal leads the reader, step-by-step, through the straits of experimentation to triumph.

"...describes the use of instruments & techniques for practical measurements required in engineering, physics, chemistry & the life sciences with contributions from a large panel of international experts."

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Engineers from Oceana, North America, and western and eastern Europe provide a reference for engineers in industry, designers, managers, researchers, and students who have measurement problems. They describe the use of instruments and techniques for practical measurements required in engineering, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences. Among them are sensors, hardware and software, information processing systems, automatic data acquisition, reduction, and analysis. The articles include specialized information for specialists seeking an advanced application, evaluative opinions, and possible areas for future study; they start however with basic concepts that even high school students who have taken algebra can understand. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849300479
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 664
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 1.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Mechanical Variables Measurement-Solid
Mass and Weight Measurement
Density Measurement
Strain Measurement
Force Measurement
Torque and Power Measurement
Tactile Sensing
Mechanical Variable Measurement-Fluid
Pressure and Sound Measurement
Acoustic Measurement
Flow Measurement
Point Velocity Measurement
Viscosity Measurement
Surface Tension Measurement
Mechanical Variable Measurement-Thermal
Temperature Measurement
Thermal Conductivity Measurement
Heat Flux
Thermal Imaging
Calorimetry Measurement

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