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.
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