In the field of mechanical measurements, Mechanical Measurements continues to set the standard. With an emphasis on precision and clarity, the authors have consistently crafted a text that has helped thousands of students grasp the fundamentals of the field. Mechanical Measurements 6th edition gives students a methodical, well thought-out presentation that covers fundamental issues common to all areas of measurement in Part One, followed by individual chapters on applied areas of measurement in Part Two. This modular format fits several different course formats and accommodates a wide variety of skill levels.
From the preface to the first edition (1961): "Measurement and the correct interpretation thereof are necessary parts of any engineering research and development program....It is the primary purpose of this book to supply a basis for such measurements." For the present edition a new co-author, John H. Lienhard, has been added, and more than half the chapters have been substantially revised. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)