This course is an introduction to measurement science. It describes the theoretical foundations and practical examples of measurement systems. The course covers the analysis of measurement problems and the specification of measurement systems. Various common sources of measurement errors and the concept of uncertainty in measurement results are introduced. Several important instruments for electrical measurements are discussed. Moreover a number of commonly-used sensors for the measurement of non-electronic quantities are introduced, as well as electronic circuits for the readout of these sensors.

Analyzing of measurement problems – you’ll be able to

  • identify and describe a measurement problem
  • translate a measurement problem to measurable quantities
  • estimate whether a quantity is measurable under certain conditions

Analysis and interpretation of measurement results – you’ll be able to

  • identify and describe sources of error

Realization of simple measurement set-ups – you’ll be able to

  • apply sensors to measure non-electric quantities
  • apply simple signal processing circuits for sensor read-out

Skillful use of measurement instruments – you ‘ll be able to

  • describe the operating principle of commonly-used instruments for electrical measurements
  • compare available instruments based on quality and accuracy
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