Nightmares of the Art of Measuring

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Scientific Paper
Title Nightmares of the Art of Measuring
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Author(s) George D Hathaway
Keywords error analysis, experimental technique, instrumentation, overunity, troubleshooting
Published 2007
Journal Electric Spacecraft Journal
Number 42
No. of pages 6
Pages 22-25

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There are two classes of errors encountered in investigating claims of anomalous energy. One deals with experimental errors, such as misreading and misusing instrumentation or improper handling of uncertainties and errors. The other deals particularly with mistakes made in testing thrust forces. A partial list of the former was published in ESJ 36. What follows is among the first attempts at the latter.