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A beginner's guide to uncertainty in measurement.

Author(s):
Bell, S A
Source:
Measurement Good Practice Guide No. 11, March 2001
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ISBN:
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PDB: 2284
Document Type:
Guide
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Abstract:

A gentle and short introduction to uncertainty of measurement for beginners, including laboratories preparing for UKAS accreditation. The guide explains the concept and importance of measurement uncertainty, using examples from everyday life. It illustrates how to estimate uncertainty in real measurement situations, showing a detailed uncertainty calculation step by step.

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