# Introduction to Metrology

Course Code:
PHYS 303
Semester:
Fall
Course Type:
Core
P:
3
Lab:
0
Laboratuvar Saati:
0
Credits:
3
ECTS:
6
Course Language:
English
Course Objectives:
To provide students with knowledge of measurement science in national level and industrial level in preparation for a career in this field.
Course Content:

Historical development of the SI system, impact and future requirements of metrology, introduction to mass metrology, introduction to length metrology, introduction to electrical metrology, measurement quality, introduction to temperature metrology, uncertainty calculations, introduction to time and frequency metrology, international metrology structure, introduction to the mole.

Course Methodology:
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 12: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods:
A: Testing, C: Homework

## Vertical Tabs

### Course Learning Outcomes

 Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods 1) To understand the value of the ‘quality’ of a measurement 1,2,12 A,C 2)To appreciate that the SI system has taken centuries to develop 1,3 A,C 3) To appreciate and learn how metrology is practised across the physical, engineering, chemical and biological fields. 1,3,12 A,C 4) To develop an understanding of what uncertainty is and how it can be calculated 1,12 A,C 5) To learn how to construct an uncertainty budget and differentiate between type A and B uncertainties 1,12 A,C 6) To appreciate and gain knowledge about the international and national metrology structure 1,12 A,C 7) To appreciate that scientific metrology is dynamic and strongly linked with technological advances 1,2,3 A,C 8) To appreciate that SI base quantities have nearly all been replaced with definitions from fundamental constants, except mass. 1 A,C

### Course Flow

 Week Topics Study Materials 1 Overview of the SI Mass metrology: the kilogram 2 SI continued: derived units Length: the metre 3 Units, symbols, dimensional analysis Q&A session 4 Case studies: a look into applications of metrology. Student presentations and discussion. 5 Electrical units: ampère Electrical units: Volt, ohm 6 Measurement quality 7 Continue and discuss Revision Q&A session 8 Temperature: kelvin 9 Uncertainties and error 10 Time and frequency: second and hertz 11 Uncertainty evaluation case studies 12 International structure and standardisation bodies 1 13 International structure and standardisation bodies 2 14 Amount of substance; the mole

### Recommended Sources

 Textbook Basic Metrology for ISO 4000, G.M.S Da Silva Additional Resources PHYS303 Optics Course handbook, R. Rusby, Evolving Needs for Metrology in Trade, industry and Society and the role of BIPM, The SI brochure by BIPM (www.bipm.org)

### Material Sharing

 Documents PHYS303 Optics Course handbook, R. Rusby Assignments Case studies, presentations Exams Two mid-term exams and one final

### Assessment

 IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE Mid-terms 2 40 Homework and Presantation 4 10 Final 1 50 Total 50 CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE 50 CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE 50 Total 100

### Course’s Contribution to Program

 No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution 1 2 3 4 5 1 gains the ability to apply the knowledge in physics and mathematics X 2 gains the ability to construct an experimental setup, perform the experiment, analyze and interpret the results X 3 is supposed to have the education required for the measurements in scientific and technological areas X 4 is able to work in an interdisciplinary team X 5 is able to identify, formulate and solve physics problems X 6 is conscious for the professional and ethical responsibility X 7 is able to communicate actively and effectively X 8 is supposed to have the required education for the industrial applications and the social contributions of physics X 9 is conscious about the necessity of lifelong education and can implement it X 10 is supposed to be aware of the current investigations and developments in the field X 11 can make use of the techniques and the modern equipment required for physical applications X

### ECTS

 Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Workload (Hour) Course Duration (Including the exam week: 14x Total course hours) 14 3 42 Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 6 84 Mid-terms 2 2 4 Homework 4 4 16 Final examination 1 3 3 Total Work Load 149 Total Work Load / 25 (h) 5.96 ECTS Credit of the Course 6