The Metrology Handbook, Second Edition

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Jay L. Bucher
ASQ Quality Press, May 9, 2012 - Business & Economics - 560 pages
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Throughout history, manufacturing has made huge leaps thanks to improvements in measurement. Much of what designers or manufacturers do is accomplished through the use of accurate calibration and measurements. The study of metrology and calibration fills immense volumes of literature that forms a vast body of technical knowledge from which professionals are challenged to absorb.

Developed as a practical reference for metrology and calibration professionals, The Metrology Handbook provides a foundation for understanding basic metrology and calibration principles and practices, and is appropriate for those with intermediate or advanced experience seeking to increase their knowledge. This book is a collection of valuable information compiled by experts in the field to serve as a single resource for metrology and calibration professionals. The supplemental CD-ROM contains acronyms and abbreviations, a glossary of terms, tables and formulas, and common conversions.

Sponsored by ASQ’s Measurement Quality Division, this handbook serves as an excellent desktop reference for calibration technicians, supervisors, managers, quality inspectors, auditors, those in calibration and/or testing laboratories, consultants, and teachers. Whether you’re changing disciplines in your career field, helping to becoming certified to a new or different standard, accepting more responsibilities as a supervisor or manager, training your fellow calibration practitioners, or using it to prepare for ASQ’s Certified Calibration Technician (CCT) exam, this handbook provides the information, guidance, and knowledge to help you achieve your goals.

 

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Contents

Quality Systems
17
Metrology Concepts
143
Mathematics and Statistics Their Use in Measurement
217
Uncertainty in Measurement
295
Measurement Parameters
313
Managing a Metrology Department or Calibration Laboratory
403
Professional Associations
443
ASQ and Certification
447
Acronyms and Abbreviations
455
Glossary of Terms
469
Common Conversions
485
Bibliography
511
Author Biographies
521
Index
527
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About the Measurement Quality Division (MQD): The MQD supports, assists,  and guides ASQ members and others in the measurement field in the application of both established and innovative tools of measurement and quality. The goal is to improve measurement-based decisions in laboratory, calibration, manufacturing, and management processes at all levels of accuracy. The MQD supports standards development, disseminates measurement and quality-related information, offers technical support, provides education, sponsors research, fosters professional interaction in the measurement of quality and the quality of measurement, and emphasizes the importance of measurements in the quality process.

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