Chapter 2. Errors and Uncertainties in a Measured Variable

  1. Hugh W. Coleman1 and
  2. W. Glenn Steele Jr.2

Published Online: 27 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470485682.ch2

Experimentation, Validation, and Uncertainty Analysis for Engineers, Third Edition

Experimentation, Validation, and Uncertainty Analysis for Engineers, Third Edition

How to Cite

Coleman, H. W. and Steele, W. G. (2009) Errors and Uncertainties in a Measured Variable, in Experimentation, Validation, and Uncertainty Analysis for Engineers, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470485682.ch2

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA

  2. 2

    Mississippi State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 JUL 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470168882

Online ISBN: 9780470485682

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Keywords:

  • errors and uncertainties in measured variable;
  • Gaussian, or normal, distribution;
  • Gaussian parent population;
  • statistical rejection of outliers from sample;
  • measured variable uncertainty

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Statistical Distributions

  • Gaussian Distribution

  • Samples from Gaussian Parent Population

  • Statistical Rejection of Outliers from a Sample

  • Uncertainty of a Measured Variable

  • Summary

  • References

  • Problems