"How much does it weigh?" seems a simple question. To scientists and engineers, however, the answer is far from simple, and determining the answer demands consideration of an almost overwhelming number of factors.

With an intriguing blend of history, fundamentals, and technical details, the Handbook of Mass Measurement sets forth the details

chapter 1|16 pages

Mass and Mass Standards

chapter 2|6 pages

Recalibration of Mass Standards

chapter 3|14 pages

Contamination of Mass Standards

chapter 4|6 pages

Cleaning of Mass Standards

chapter 6|4 pages

Glossary of Statistical Terms

chapter 7|4 pages

Measurement Uncertainty

chapter 8|24 pages

Weighing Designs

chapter 10|8 pages

A Look at the Electronic Balance *

chapter 11|10 pages

Examples of Buoyancy Corrections in Weighing

chapter 12|32 pages

Air Density Equation

chapter 13|24 pages

Density of Solid Objects

chapter 14|8 pages

Calculation of the Density of Water

chapter 20|2 pages

Magnetic Errors in Mass Metrology

chapter 24|6 pages

Control Charts

chapter 25|4 pages

Tolerance Testing of Mass Standards

chapter 26|6 pages

Surveillance Testing