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Experimentation : An Introduction to Measurement Theory and Experiment Design

Experimentation : An Introduction to Measurement Theory and Experiment Design - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0133032987

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Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1995
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Experimentation : An Introduction to Measurement Theory and Experiment Design - 3RD 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0133032987

David C. Baird

ISBN13: 978-0133032987
ISBN10: 0133032981
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 95
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1995
International: No
Summary

The ever-increasing use of the computer as a tool for data analysis and acquisition has not eliminated the need for a grounding, sound experimentation design, Baird continues to emphasize the fundamentals of experimentation with added consideration for the power of new technology.

Features

  • Chapter 1 : Outlines physics lab work, emphasizing the nature of experimenting
  • Chapters 2 - 4 : Provide information on measurement, statistics and scientific procedures
  • Chapter 5 : Unfolds, step-by-step, the practical requirements in designing an experiment
  • Chapter 6 : Provides the procedures for evaluating the results of the experiment
  • Chapter 7 : Contains suggestions for writing lab reports
  • Offers appendices covering the mathematical derivation of some of the equations in the text.
  • Adds material on computer processing of experimental observations.
  • Describes the basic characteristics of experimentation and measurement as relevant and accessible to a wide range of students, not only those who will proceed to professional work in physics.
  • Tracks one sample case experiment throughout the text.
  • Contains suggestions for writing lab reports.



Table of Contents

1. Approach to Laboratory Work.
2. Measurement and Uncertainty.
3. Statistics of Observation.
4. Scientific Thinking and Experimenting.
5. Experiment Design.
6. Experiment Evaluation.
7. Writing Scientific Reports.

Appendix 1. Mathematical Properties of the Gaussian or Normal Distribution.
Appendix 2. The Principle of Least Squares.
Appendix 3. Difference Tables an the Calculus of Finite Differences.
Appendix 4. Specimen Experiment.

Bibliography.
Answers to Problems.
Index.

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