Mathematics for modern precision engineering

Paul J. Scott, Alistair B. Forbes

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Abstract

The aim of precision engineering is the accurate control of geometry. For this reason, mathematics has a long association with precision engineering: from the calculation and correction of angular scales used in surveying and astronomical instrumentation to statistical averaging techniques used to increase precision. This study illustrates the enabling role the mathematical sciences are playing in precision engineering: modelling physical processes, instruments and complex geometries, statistical characterization of metrology systems and error compensation.

LanguageEnglish
Pages4066-4088
Number of pages23
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Volume370
Issue number1973
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Precision engineering
mathematics
engineering
Engineering
Error compensation
Geometry
Astronomical Instrumentation
Surveying
Error Compensation
Averaging Technique
Physical process
Complex Geometry
geometry
Metrology
metrology
Modeling

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In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, Vol. 370, No. 1973, 28.08.2012, p. 4066-4088.

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