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Beginner's Guide to Measurement in Mechanical Engineering

Beginner's Guide to
Measurement in Mechanical Engineering

 

Beginner's Guide to Measurement in Mechanical Engineering

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

Explore the guide to find out:

  • 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
  • some examples of measurement challenges faced by mechanical engineers

Version 2 of the Beginner's Guide to Measurement in Mechanical Engineering was published in July 2013.

Download your free electronic copy

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: 24 Jun 2015
Created: 24 Apr 2013

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