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Beginner's Guide to Measurement in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Beginner's Guide to
Measurement in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

 

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

Explore the guide to discover:

  • How a measurement mix-up led to the loss of the Mars Climate Orbiter
  • The best ways to record measurement results
  • The difference between accuracy and precision and the importance of calibration and traceability
  • How to calculate uncertainty
  • How to read instrument specifications and their impact on uncertainty calculations
  • Some examples of measurement challenges faced by electronic and electrical engineers

The Beginner's Guide to Measurement in Electronic and Electrical Engineering was published in March 2014.

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Are you using this guide for teaching and need printed copies for your students? NPL will provide these for free (United Kingdom only) - please contact us at communications@npl.co.uk

Last Updated: 8 Sep 2016
Created: 31 Mar 2014

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