Physical Measurement and Analysis
TeachersOGAWA, MitsuhiroStaffInfo
Grade, SemesterYear 2 1st semest [Department of Information and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering]
CategorySpecial Subjects
Elective, CreditsElective 2credit
 Syllabus Number3E221

Course Description

Not only is the measurement merely to measure the physical quantities, but it includes all acts of the quantitative recognition of things such as the research of the measurement, the development of measurement methods, the data processing for measurement data, and the recognition for the measurement of objects.

Contents of this course are as follows:
- Physical background for measurement data
- Principle of measurements
- Methods of measurements
- Processing of measurement data
- Correct evaluation for measurement values with errors
- Method of processing signal data with noise

This course relates to DP4.

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to make students understand the significance of measurements and acquire the ability to perform correct evaluation for measurement values, to express measurement results correctly, and to process measurement data properly.

Grading Policy

Final Exam: 60%
Middle Exam and Exercises: 20%
Reporting: 20%
The results will be informed and reviewed mainly via LMS.

Textbook and Reference

TextbookJapanese textbook, ISBN: 978-4627664449 Nishihara and MatsudaMorikita Publishing Co., Ltd.


LMS will be used in this course.
Function calculator can be used in the final and middle exam.
For preparation, 90 min are required for each class in standard. You should read the textbook and try to find what you cannot understand, then take a class.
For review, 90 min are required for each class in standard. Practice questions for review will be distributed in class.


The 14th class will proceed with learners' discussion.


1Science of measurement, What the measurement is
2Accuracy and error
3Math for measurement
4Least squares method
5Interpolation method(s)
6Correlation of measured values
7Middle Exam
8Principle of measurement; Null method and other measurement
9Mechanical sensor
10Various sensors and sensing
11Measurement as pre-process for signal processing
12Digital Signal Processing #1 (Sampling, averaging, correlation and basic of Fourier analysis)
13Digital Signal Processing #2 (Practical application of Fourier analysis)
14Novel topics in this field
15Final Exam and summary of this course