Accuracy in the laboratory is central to maintaining the integrity of scientific research. Inaccurate measurements create false and non-reproducible results, rendering 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 the information and equations engineers and scientists need to discover applications and solve problems that arise in areas outside their specialty. Each section also includes references to more specialized publications for advanced techniques. It offers instruction for a range of measuring techniques - basic through advanced - that apply to a broad base of disciplines.
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, to the success of accurate, reproducible measurements.
• Explains techniques for the most common measurement processes
• Incorporates contributions from a large panel of international experts
• Serves as an outstanding reference for experiment planning