Introduction To Metrology2019-07-28T01:58:13+00:00
Course Details

Introduction To Metrology

In this course, you will be provided with a brief introduction to metrology, history of measurement, units of of measurement and basic conversion of measurements. Then, you will be introduced to three common tools used to obtain linear measurement (scale, vernier caliper, micrometer) and basic understanding of their parts and provided step-by-step guidance on how to accurately read measurements with them. Next, you will be introduced to temperature and pressure instruments used to measure and control process variables in production and manufacturing facilities. Instruments to measure force, torque and flow will be discussed next for similar work environment. Finally, you will be provided with the fundamental operating principles of various instruments used to measure properties of electrical signals.

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic Reading Comprehension, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet Browsing Skills

What You’ll Learn

Course Module Listing

Overview

Pre-Course Survey

Course Introduction

Introduction to Metrology

Introduction

Defining Metrology

History of Measurements

Classification of Metrology and Units of Measurement

Metric Measurements and English Conversion

Errors in Measurement

Six Guiding Principles

Summary

Assessment

Popular Measuring Instruments

Introduction

Types of Measuring Tools

Scales and Rules

Vernier Scale

Vernier Calipers

Micrometers

Additional Tools

Summary

Assessment

Industrial Instrumentation: Temperature & Pressure

Introduction

Temperature

Temperature Scales

Temperature Measuring Instruments

Pressure Measurement

Pressure Measuring Instruments

Summary

Assessment

Industrial Instrumentation: Force, Torque & Flow

Introduction

How Industrial Measurement Readings Are Used

Force & Torque Measurements

Flow Measurement

Summary

Assessment

Electrical Measuring Instruments

Introduction

Electrical Measuring Instruments

Introduction to AC/DC Currents

Breadboards

Ammeter

Voltmeter

Wattmeter

Multimeter

Oscilloscopes

Summary

Assessment

Exam

Exam

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1104181. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are hose of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.