Accuracy, Calibration and Error Assessment (164)

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Chapter Outline

Chapter 6 - Accuracy, Calibration and Error Assessment (Instrumentation for Electrical Test and Measurement)

  • Simple Statistics of Measurement
    • Random Data and the Gaussian Distribution
    • Cumulative Distribution Functions (cdf)
    • Probability Density Functions (pdf)
    • Confidence Levels
  • Types of Error
    • Measurement Error
    • Systematic Error
    • Total System Error: a Function of Elemental Errors
  • Error Assessment
    • “System Accuracy” or “Calibration” Plot
    • Temperature Error
    • Transducer Error