Measurement Errors

  • B. Austin Barry


Surveying is the art and science of making measurements. The notion of “exact” measurement, of “perfect” result, of “accurate” work is quickly dispelled when trying to duplicate an angle or distance measurement or difference of elevation. It is also evident when different people make the same measurement.


Distribution Curve Cylindrical Tank Repeated Reading Normal Distribution Curve Frequency Distribution Curve 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Barry, B. A. 1978. Errors in practical measurement in science, engineering, and technology. New York: John Wiley and Sons.Google Scholar
  2. Crandall, K. C., and R. W. Seabloom. 1970. Engineering fundamentals in measurements, probability, statistics, and dimensions. New York: McGraw-Hill.Google Scholar
  3. Chatfield, C. 1970. Statistics for technology. Baltimore: Penguin.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Austin Barry

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations