Dictionary of Weighing Terms

A Guide to the Terminology of Weighing

by Roland Nater, Arthur Reichmuth, Roman Schwartz, Michael Borys,

This Dictionary of Weighing Terms is a comprehensive practical guide to the terminology of weighing for all users of weighing instruments in industry and science. It explains more than 1000 terms of weighing technology and related areas; numerous illustrations assist understanding. The Dictionary of Weighing Terms is a joint work of the German Federal Institute of Physics and Metrology (PTB) and METTLER TOLEDO, the weighing instruments manufacturer. Special thanks go to Peter Brandes, Michael Denzel, and Dr. Oliver Mack of PTB, and to Richard Davis of BIPM, who with their technical knowledge have contributed to the success of this work. The Dictionary contains terms from the following fields: fundamentals of weighing, application and use of weighing instruments, international standards, legal requirements for weighing instruments, weighing accuracy. An index facilitates rapid location of the required term. The authors welcome suggestions and corrections at www.mt.com/w eighing-terms. Braunschweig (DE) and Greifensee (CH), The Authors Summer 2009 Foreword Since its founding in 1875, the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) has had a unique role in mass metrology. The definition of the kilogram depends on an artefact conserved and used within our laboratories. The mass embodied in this - tefact defines the kilogram, and this information is disseminated throughout the world to promote uniformity of measurements. Although the definition of the kilogram may change in the re- tively near future, reflecting the success of new technologies and new requirements, the task of ensuring world-wide uniformity of mass measurements will remain.
  • Springer Berlin Heidelberg; October 2009
  • ISBN: 9783642020148
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Dictionary of Weighing Terms
  • Author: Roland Nater; Arthur Reichmuth; Roman Schwartz; Michael Borys; Panagiotis Zervos
  • Imprint: Springer

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“Written by scientists from Germany’s national metrology institute, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, and employees of Mettler-Toledo International, this dictionary features definitions for more than 1,000 terms related to weight and mass, along with hundreds of full-color photographs, illustrations, and diagrams. It fills a useful niche, as no dictionaries of this type have been published recently. … In this volume, most definitions are clear, concise, and easily understandable by nonscientists. … References are included … . Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners.” (J. A. Murphy, Choice, Vol. 47 (11), July, 2010)