The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the IET have jointly launched an introduction to measurement, looking at the significance of good measurement and its relevance to electronic and electrical engineering.
It is intended to help engineers improve their measurement capabilities and will be particularly useful for students.
The ‘Beginner’s Guide to Measurement in Electronic and Electrical Engineering’ provides sufficient information to enable an electronic or electrical engineer to carry out good measurement practice.
It covers the best ways to record measurement results, the difference between accuracy and precision and the importance of calibration and traceability, as well as demonstrating how to read instrument specifications, introduce a defined measurement procedure and carry out uncertainty analysis.
Barry Brooks, President of the IET, says in the foreword: “Satnav systems are dependent on ultra-stable clocks; different electrical components work together in personal electronic goods; and food producers use the optimal temperature necessary for perfection to prevent energy wastage. Precision measurement is at the heart of each of these products and services.”
Download the guide from the NPL website: