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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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Measurement Systems: Design-Stage Uncertainty

CONTENTS

10.1    Design-Stage Uncertainty Analysis

10.2    Design-Stage Uncertainty Estimate of a Measurand

10.3    Design-Stage Uncertainty Estimate of a Result

10.4    Problems

A measurement result is complete only if it is accompanied by a quantitative expression of its uncertainty. The uncertainty is needed to judge whether the result is adequate for its intended purpose and whether it is consistent with other similar results.

Ferson, S., et al., L. 2007. Experimental Uncertainty Estimation and Statistics for Data Having Interval Uncertainty. SAND2007-0939. Albuquerque: Sandia National Laboratories.

Any measurement that you make, without any knowledge of the uncertainty, is meaningless.

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