Finkelstein, L. Department of Physics, The City University, London, United Kingdom.
- Nature and scope
- Information machines
- Instruments as systems
- Instrument system architecture
- Errors and uncertainty
- Instrument design methodology
- Organization of technical knowledge
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The systematically organized body of general concepts and principles underlying the design, analysis, and application of instruments and instrument systems. Instruments are devices for the acquisition and processing of information acquired from the physical world. They embrace, in particular, measuring and observation instruments.
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