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NPL guides aim to improve measurement understanding and technical abilities across the UK and the rest of the world.

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GPG 135: Manager's Guide to Mathematical Modelling for Gamma Assays Manager's Guide to Mathematical Modelling for Gamma Assays

This guide is primarily aimed at Project Managers and other professionals with responsibility for commissioning the measurement of radioactive materials, where modelling methods may be required.

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A beginner's guide to Measurement in Electronic and Electrical Engineering Beginner's Guide to Measurement in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

NPL and the Institution of Engineering and Technology have jointly produced a beginner's guide to measurement for electronic and electrical engineering students.

GPG 133: Good Practice Guide for Underwater Noise Measurement Good Practice Guide for Underwater Noise Measurement

A guide designed for those making in-situ measurements of underwater sound, such as oil and gas companies, and developers of marine renewable energy.

A beginner's guide to humidity measurement Beginner's Guide to Measurement in Mechanical Engineering

NPL and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers have jointly produced a guide to measurement aimed at mechanical engineering students.

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Beginner's Guides

Our 'beginner's guides' to measurement and uncertainty provide introductions to basic measurement concepts to get yourself started in the world of measurement.

Beginner's guide to uncertainty in measurement

Beginner's guide to measurement

Beginner's guide to measurement in electronic and electrical engineering

Beginner's guide to measurement in mechanical engineering

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NPL collaborates with other organisations to produce a range of guides.

Guide to the Measurement of Humidity

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