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The measurements field is very broad, but through careful selection of the topical coverage we establish the physical principles and practical techniques for many engineering applications while keeping page count and text cost manageable. Our aim is not to offer a manual for instrument construction and assembly. Instead, we develop the conceptual design framework for selecting and specifying equipment and test procedures and for interpreting test results, which we feel are necessary and common bases for the practice of test engineering.
The text is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate level study in engineering, but is also suitably advanced and oriented to serve as a reference source for professional practitioners. The pedagogical approach invites independent study or use in related fields requiring an understanding of instrumentation and measurements. The organization of the text develops from our view that certain aspects of measurements can be generalized, such as test plan design, signal analysis and reconstruction, and measurement system response.
Topics such as statistics and uncertainty analysis require a basic development of principles but are then best illustrated by integrating these topics throughout the text material. Other aspects are better treated in the context of the measurement of a specific physical quantity, such as strain or temperature.