Measurement Uncertainty

An Approach via the Mathematical Theory of Evidence

  • Simona┬áSalicone

Part of the Springer Series in Reliability Engineering book series (RELIABILITY)

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About this book


The expression of uncertainty in measurement is a challenging aspect for researchers and engineers working in instrumentation and measurement because it involves physical, mathematical and philosophical issues. This problem is intensified by the limitations of the probabilistic approach used by the current standard (GUM).

This text is the first to make full use of the mathematical theory of evidence to express the uncertainty in measurements. It gives an overview of the current standard, then pinpoints and constructively resolves its limitations through its unique approach. The text presents various tools for evaluating uncertainty, beginning with the probabilistic approach and concluding with the expression of uncertainty using random-fuzzy variables. The exposition is driven by numerous examples. The book is designed for immediate use and application in research and laboratory work.

Prerequisites for students include courses in statistics and measurement science. Apart from a classroom setting, this book can be used by practitioners in a variety of fields (including applied mathematics, applied probability, electrical and computer engineering, and experimental physics), and by such institutions as the IEEE, ISA, and National Institute of Standards and Technology.


Applied Mathematics Experiment Experimental Physics GUM Standard mathematics measurement uncertainty variable

Authors and affiliations

  • Simona┬áSalicone
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di ElettrotecnicaPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-30655-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-46328-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-7839
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