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Measurement and Data Analysis for Engineering and Science, Second Edition

Measurement and Data Analysis for Engineering and Science, Second Edition

Measurement and Data Analysis for Engineering and Science, Second Edition
By Patrick F. Dunn

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Book Description

Presenting the fundamental tools of experimentation that are currently used by engineers and scientists, Measurement and Data Analysis for Engineering and Science, Second Edition covers the basics of experimentation, hardware of experiments, and methods of data analysis. It also offers historical perspectives throughout. Updating and reorganizing its popular predecessor, this second edition makes the text much easier to follow and enhances the presentation with electronic material.

New to the Second Edition

  • Order of chapters now reflects the sequence of topics usually included in an undergraduate course
  • Asterisked sections denote material not typically covered formally during lecture in an introductory undergraduate course
  • More than 150 new problems, bringing the total to over 420 problems
  • Supplementary website that provides unit conversions, learning objectives, review crossword puzzles and solutions, differential equation derivations, laboratory exercise descriptions, MATLAB® sidebars with M-files, and homework data files

Thorough and up to date, this edition continues to help students gain a fundamental understanding of the tools of experimentation. It discusses basic concepts related to experiments, measurement system components and responses, data analysis, and effective communication of experimental findings.

Ancillary materials for instructors are available on a CD-ROM and a solutions manual is available for qualifying instructors. More data available on

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #1385639 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: CRC Press
  • Published on: 2010-01-05
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 1.30" h x 6.30" w x 9.30" l, 1.85 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 504 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

Editorial Reviews

About the Author
Patrick F. Dunn is a professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame.

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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
5One Word: Gripping
The intellectual and emotional value of this text cannot be adequately expressed through this limited medium but I will endeavor nonetheless. Dunn, in his genius, has crafted what may be the most complete, organized, and articulate text on contemporary sensors and measurements. Measurement, Data Analysis, and Sensor Fundamentals for Engineering and Science draws the reader in with its eloquent prose and gripping discussions of derivations. Personally, I often found myself re-reading passages time and time again for the sheer intellectual stimulation they provided. This text should be the lifeblood of any engineering library personal or professional and I cannot recommend it more highly.

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
1This book is worthless
As another person mentioned, the book "appears" to be good and full of useful information. Then when you try to do the homework or reference anything from the book you're hosed. There are several examples where I would flip through every page in a chapter and find no references to the things the homework was questioning. I spent more time searching the Internet or watching my professors online help sessions where he "filled in the blanks" where the book was lacking because so many people in class were in the same boat. The book will introduce topics and barely scratch the surface and somehow the reader is supposed to make all sorts of inferences and do a lot of legwork on the side.

So if you have a professor who is really good at delving deep into topics and offers their lectures online this book will probably work to supplement their teaching. More likely your professor rambles through lectures, confuses the class more, and then this book will only serve to keep paperback books on your bookshelf from falling over.

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
1Terrible book
By Michael south
From a student perspective, this book is harder to read than a foreign language. It is full of equations that have no practical examples and you're stuck with the homework problems that you can't figure out. The examples given in the book do not correlate with the homework problems and I spend most of my time on the internet or sitting in my teacher's room trying to figure out what the book wants. It appears to be a book that assumes you remember everything that you ever learned in all of your classes. The book is too small and it seems that more information could have been included to help students better remember how to find certain values for a set of equations relating to a signal. If you can talk your teacher into excluding this book from the class and just teaching the concepts you'll be better off.

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