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Measurement and Data Analysis for Engineering and Science, 4th Edition by Michael P. Davis, Patrick F Dunn

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Introduction to Experimentation

CONTENTS

1.1    A Famous Experiment

1.2    Phases of an Experiment

1.3    Example Experiments

… the ultimate arbiter of truth is experiment, not the comfort one derives from a priori beliefs, nor the beauty or elegance one ascribes to one’s theoretical models. Lawrence M. Krauss. 2012. A Universe from Nothing. New York: Free Press.

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Chance favours only the prepared mind. Louis Pasteur, 1879.

1.1      A Famous Experiment

His idea was profound, yet simple - to determine the diameter of the earth by measuring only one angle. His predecessors had postulated certain attributes of the earth and universe. Three hundred ...

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