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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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Identifying Components - Overview

Measures are more than a creation of society, they create society. Ken Alder, 2002. The Measure of All Things. London: Little, Brown.

Consider the most highly sophisticated data acquisition and computing system on earth - ourselves. We are born with new tactile, gustatory, auditory, olfactory, and optical sensors. Our central processing unit is capable of processing data and performing highly complex operations at incredible rates. Our memory capacity far surpasses any that we can fabricate.

Electronic devices pervade our lives. Stop for a minute and think of those encountered every day. The smartphone with its alarm clock usually is the first. This electronic marvel that has changed the world contains a color ...

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