What is Measurment: Definition and 22 Discussions

Measurement is the quantification of attributes of an object or event, which can be used to compare with other objects or events. The scope and application of measurement are dependent on the context and discipline. In natural sciences and engineering, measurements do not apply to nominal properties of objects or events, which is consistent with the guidelines of the International vocabulary of metrology published by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. However, in other fields such as statistics as well as the social and behavioural sciences, measurements can have multiple levels, which would include nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio scales.Measurement is a cornerstone of trade, science, technology and quantitative research in many disciplines. Historically, many measurement systems existed for the varied fields of human existence to facilitate comparisons in these fields. Often these were achieved by local agreements between trading partners or collaborators. Since the 18th century, developments progressed towards unifying, widely accepted standards that resulted in the modern International System of Units (SI). This system reduces all physical measurements to a mathematical combination of seven base units. The science of measurement is pursued in the field of metrology.

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  1. akaliuseheal

    How can I prevent increasing capacitance on my homemade sensor?

    Hello, I have made a capacitive water level sensor. It is a parallel plate capacitor. While measuring the capacitance of my sensor, I measure 53 pF. I then leave it for couple of minutes, still conected to the meter, capacitance then rises to 54 pF. Capacitance is slowly increasing. Why is...
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    ECG measurment (frequency of ECG)

    I was studying ECG measurements and come across the frequency of ECG. I couldn't find for sure the frequency of what this is? Is it the frequency of sampling(times of measurement) or is it something else?
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    Rotation Measurment with Encoders

    I am trying to both design a code for Arduino and build a circuit connected with the Arduino which uses 3 anode 7 segment and 3 resistor arrays with 7 pins to connect to the Arduino Uno. The encoder is a rotary encoder. I have Pin A of the rotary encoder connected to pin 13 of the Arduino and...
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    Find the probability of energy value after a given measurment

    Homework Statement I am having a issue conceptualising the problem as I believe the answer is 0. Part c) Homework EquationsThe Attempt at a Solution My answer is 0 and it for the following reason. A the being say time t=0 the system is in some arbitary state, then when I got to measure the...
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    I Will a uniform magnetic field be considered as measurment?

    Any pure state of spin-1/2 particle can be represented by a superposition of spin up and spin-down relative to an arbitrarily direction. lw>=a l+> + b l-> where a^2+b^2=1 If there is no magnetic field, the measurement of the spin is random and we get 50-50 chance to be spin up and spin down...
  6. Nikhil N

    Viscocity sensor for grease levele measurment for gears

    Hi, I want to know about viscocity sensor working principle to find the level of grease available in a gear system? Any inputs ?
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    A Scientific method to calculate the time limits of a task

    Is there a way to estimate the upper limit and lower limit of time for doing a work? Suppose we are learning a page of facts and want to estimate the upper and lower limit of time taken to do so. If we start estimating the time we will find that the pages are learned in some variable periods of...
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    I On Wave Function Collapse and Accuracy of Energy Measurment

    I have a concern about having some wave function psi, that is originally a superposition of many eigenstates (energies). Traditionally, it is said that the square of the coefficient of each of the component eigenfunctions represents the probability of measuring this particular energy eigenstate...
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    I What destroys interference: Possibility or actual measurment?

    Hi. If we place two perpendicularly oriented linear polarizers at a double slit, there will be no interference pattern. In the wave picture, this is trivial: Two waves with perpendicular polarization cannot interfere. In a quantum picture, I've often seen the interpretation that the sheer...
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    A I need information on a solid state question -- gas to solid transistion

    what is the best quality to know if a gas for example became solid ...soldification Speacking about small quantity of gas that we can't see with our eyes ... what electrical quantity that i need to read to know that this very light gas become a solid metal and could that quantity give me...
  11. madhusoodan

    Van der Pauw measurment- source unit

    I wanted to study electrical behavior of thin films. Can anybody suggest me suitable source measure unit please? (also of low budget) Power supply: Voltage (few volts) measurement: current (micro- milliamps)
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    Liquid CO2 Volume\Weight Measurment in Cylinder

    Hello, I have been working on a personal project involving the transfer of liquid CO2. I want to figure out a way to measure the transfer of liquid CO2 from one cylinder (supply cylinder) to another (receiving cylinder) and get an exact measurement of how much CO2 was transferred into the...
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    Electrical Measurment of Oxide

    How can i make electrical measurment of Oxide. I know i have make an ohmic contact to use that as an electrode. But how do i decide the metal for this contact. I want to use Ga2O3 Thanks in advance
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    Gravity Field Measurment / Refresh Rate of Sensors

    Hi Reading another post about the inverse square law by trewsx7 on this forum, I had the idea that maybe the gravity field isn't constant at some parts. Imaging a 2-dimensional gravity field produced by a source. Considering ∏, there might be a repeating infinitesimal patterns on ∏ where...
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    Measurment that proves that the universe is flat

    hello I have a question: i am trying to understand how we find out that the curvature of the universe is zero using the angular size of the hot spots of the d microwave background radiation. http://scienceblogs.com/startswithab...tire-universe/ there is a picture in this blog showing the...
  16. ShayanJ

    Special relativity:Reality or measurment error(?

    In the books I've read about relativity the introduction is a definition of simultaneity which is given by the famous train and track example.I've thought a lot about it and concluded that the difference is just in the measurment.I mean the man on train thinks thunders are not simultanous and...
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    Self-reference, measurment and entanglement

    I have some questions: Was it von Neuman that first brought up the idea that self-reference could be the reason behind the measurment problem? The idea seems to be that since a measurment device can't measure all possible interactions between a particle an itself the system (device and...
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    Self-inductance of an inductor - theoretical vs measurment

    Hi, I did an experiment where one of the 'questions' was to determine the self-inductance of an inductor. I am going to leave out the experimental method, but if you need to know just say so and I'll try to explain. The value I got was L = (3.910 \pm 0.009) \text{ mH}. I am fairly confident...
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    Disadvatage of PIV measurment system

    I'm trying to find out some information on the piv system and how it compares to other systems of measurement. Essentially I want to know if anyone knws any disadvantages of the piv (Particle image velocimetry) system. Thanks Transformer
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    Antenna Measurement: Horns, Frequency, & Gain Modeling

    I have 2 horn antennas facing each other each has a size A & B respectively they operate at a frequency 800MHz to 2.5 GHz. they are a distance D apart. when making gain measurments there is a ringing effect which changes as the horns are moved futher or closer apart. Does anyone know if this...
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    A question on measurment in QM

    Hi, I don't know whether the conserved quantities in QM are conserved in every conditions. For example, a state can be a non-eigenstate of energy, and when we measure the energy of this state, it falls into an eigenstate of energy. The former state does not have a definite energy, but the...
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    Schools What system of measurment is used in US Universities?

    Hello. I know that the United States officially uses the Imperial Measurement System (eg. feet, inches) instead of the Metric System (eg. centimeters, kilometers). What system is most commonly used at universities in the US? Are courses in the US taught primarily in the Imperial System...