Experimental Methods

Experimental Methods

by William Bolton
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Taylor & Francis


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Experimental Methods

The skills of carrying out experiments, recording and analysing data, and presenting results are vital for students' success. Increasingly, modular science and engineering degrees are including mandatory courses on experimental methods. This book offers both a course text for these modules and an extremely useful manual for students to refer to throughout their degree. A number of practical tasks are also provided to enable students to develop these skills independently.

Bill Bolton's accessible approach to the topic also means that this will be a useful introduction for HND students in FE colleges. Bill Bolton is the author of many textbooks used on technician courses. He has worked in industry, taught in further education, been a UNESCO consultant on technician projects overseas, and also worked as Head of Research, Development and Monitoring at BTEC, and as a consultant of the Further Education Unit (FEU).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750629539
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/16/1997
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 7.48(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

W. Bolton has worked in industry, as well as academia as a senior lecturer in a College of Technology, a member of the Nuffield Advanced Physics team, adviser on British Government Aid project to Brazil on technical education, UNESCO consultant in Argentina and Thailand, Head of Research and Development at the Business and Technician Education Council, now retired. He has written many engineering textbooks including: Mechatronics 4th ed., Engineering Science 5th ed., Higher Engineering Science 2nd ed., Mechanical Science 3rd ed., Instrumentation and Control Systems.

Table of Contents

Preface; Experiments; Experimental data; Graphs; Accuracy of experimental data; Statistics and experimental data; Straight line graphs; Spreadsheets; Appendix: Experiments.

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