With an intriguing blend of the history, fundamentals, and technical details ; the Handbook of Mass Measurement sets forth the details of achieving the highest precision in mass measurements. It covers the entire field, from the development, calibration, and maintenance of mass standards to detailed accounts of weighing designs, balances, and uncertainty. It covers the entire measurèment process and provides in-depth examinations of the various factors that introduce error into mass measurement. Much of the material is the authors'own work and some of it is published here for the first tune. The authors are both highly regarded veterans of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology : With this handbook, they have provided a service and resource vital to anyone involved not only in the determination of mass, but also to the entire field of precision measurement.