## Instruments and measurement |

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### Contents

The Taxonomy of Measurement | 1 |

Mathematical Preliminaries | 37 |

Sensitivity | 63 |

Copyright | |

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accelerometer amplifier amplitude applied approximation ASME Bode Bode plot calibration characteristic polynomial circuit coefficients components compute configuration constant curve Definition derivative detector determine device diagram dimensionless drift dynamic error electrical element energy engineering equa estimate expected value FIGURE filter first-order system follows Fourier series frequency galvanometer given hence impulsive response initial conditions input function input signal Instr instrument design integral ISA Trans Laplace transform Laurent series linear mass McGraw measurand measurement meter methods noise nonlinear obtain ordinary differential equations output parameters performance equation phase shift plot possible precision pressure problem quantity rad/s ratio recording relationship represents resistance result roots second-order system shown sinusoidal slip rings specific spectral density statistical strain gage systemic error Systems 36 Table temperature theorem theory thermistor thermocouple threshold tion torque transducer tube ultimate state sensitivity usually variables variance velocity voltage wire York zero