Standard Article

Principles of Measurement: Applications to Pressure, Volume, and Flow

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Mechanics of Breathing

  1. James P. Butler1,
  2. David E. Leith1,
  3. Andrew C. Jackson2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030302

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Butler, J. P., Leith, D. E. and Jackson, A. C. 2011. Principles of Measurement: Applications to Pressure, Volume, and Flow. Comprehensive Physiology. 15–33.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Physiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts

  2. 2

    California Primate Research Center, University of California, Davis, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Preliminary Considerations
  • 2
    Loading
  • 3
    Instrument Response
  • 4
    Signal Processing
  • 5
    Interpretation of Measurements
    • 5.1
      Indirect Measurements (Inference)
    • 5.2
      Models
  • 6
    Noise
    • 6.1
      Intrinsic Noise
    • 6.2
      Extrinsic Noise
  • 7
    Calibration
    • 7.1
      Static Calibrations
    • 7.2
      Dynamic Calibrations
    • 7.3
      Additional Procedures for Specific Variables
  • 8
    Probes
  • 9
    Linear Versus Nonlinear Systems
  • 10
    Conclusion