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Fundamental Constants

Evaluating Measurement Uncertainty

Author(s): Boris M. Menin

Book Description

The book is devoted to one of the important areas of theoretical and experimental physics—the calculation of the accuracy of measurements of fundamental physical constants. To achieve this goal, numerous methods and criteria have been proposed. However, all of them are focused on identifying a posteriori uncertainty caused by the idealization of the model and its subsequent computerization in comparison with the physical system. This book focuses on formulating an a priori interaction between the level of a detailed description of a material object (the number of registered quantities) and the lowest uncertainty in measuring a physical constant. It contains the materials necessary for the optimal design of models describing a physical phenomenon. It will appeal to scientists and engineers, as well as university students.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-2318-0
ISBN-10: 1-5275-2318-7
Date of Publication: 01/03/2019
Pages / Size: 123 / A5
Price: £58.99


Boris M. Menin received an MS in Electrical Engineering from the Electro-Technical Communication Institute, Russia in 1973, and a PhD in Thermodynamics, Heat- and Mass-transfer from the Technological Institute of the Refrigeration Industry, Russia in 1981. He is credited with developing an entirely new branch of modeling, the information-oriented approach, by which the achievable lowest absolute and relative uncertainties of measured quantity can be calculated before the realization of experiments. His publications include the book Information Approach for Modeling Physical Phenomena and Technological Processes (2017), which presents a theoretical explanation and grounding of the application of information and similarity theories for the calculation of the threshold discrepancy between a model and a researched phenomenon.