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Handbook of Metrology

Michael Glaser (Editor), Manfred Kochsiek (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-40666-1
744 pages
June 2010
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Metrology is the study of measurement. It includes all theoretical and practical aspects of measurement and may be divided into three subfields:

Scientific or fundamental metrology concerns the establishment of measurement units, unit systems, development of new measurement methods, realization of measurement standards and the transfer of traceability from these standards to users in society.

This handbook contains articles dealing with general topics of measurement and articles on particular subjects in mechanics and acoustics, electricity, optics, temperature, time and frequency, chemistry, medicine and particles. The contributions of the first part are sumamrized as follows.

  • Introduction
  • Units
  • Fundamental Constants
  • Fundamentals of Materials Measurement and Testing
  • Measurement of Mass Desnity
  • Measurement and Instrumentation of Flow
  • Ultrasonics
  • Measurement of Basic Electromagnetic Quantities
  • Quantum Electrical Standards
  • Metrology of Time and Frequency
  • Temperature Measurement
  • Metrology in Medicine
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Table of Contents

Vol I
1 Introduction
2 Units
3 Fundamental Constants
4 Temperature Measurement
5 Metrology of Time and Frequency
6 Metrology in Medicine
7 Fundamentals of Materials Measurement and Testing
8 Measurement of Mass and Density
9 Measurement and Instrumentation of Flow
10 Ultrasonics
11 Measurement of Basic Electromagnetic Quantities
12 Quantum Electrical Standards

Vol II
13 Uncertainty
14 Laser Spectroscopy
15 Chemical Analysis
16 Chemical Analysis Metrology
17 Photoacoustic Spectroscopy
18 Introduction to Radiation Detectors
19 X-Ray Spectrometers
20 Calorimetric Particle Detectors
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Author Information

Editors: Manfred Kochsiek, former Vice President of PTB (German National Metrology Institute), and Michael Gläser, project leader in the Department of Technology Transfer.
Authors: F. Arias, BIPM, France. A. Bauch, PTB, Germany. J.H. Cantrell, U Tennessee, USA. S.M. Cristescu, Radboud University, The Netherlands. L. H. Czichos, BHT, Germany. R.S. Davies, BIPM, France. C. Fabjan, HEPHY, Austria. J. Fischer, PTB, Germany. J.L. Flowers, NPL, UK. E. Foerster, U Jena, Germany. C. Grupen, U Siegen, Germany. J.E. Hardy, Oak Ridge, USA. F.J.M. Harren, Radboud University, The Netherlands. M. Inguscio, LENS, Italy. B.P Kibble, NPL, UK. R. Macdonald, PTB, Germany. T.H. Markert, MIT, USA. S. Mieke, PTB, Germany. S. Persijn, NMI, The Netherlands. B.W. Petley, NPL, UK. F. Piquemal, LNE, France. K.A. Rubinson, Wright State U, USA. F.R. Ruppel, Alstom Power Inc., USA. G. Rusciano, U Neaples, Italy. A. Sasso, U Neaples, Italy. B.R.L. Siebert, PTB, Germany. K.D. Sommer, PTB, Germany. J. Stenger, PTB, Germany.
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