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SUR 241 - Surveying Measurement Analysis

Catalog Data 241 - Surveying Measurment Analysis. (3) Statistical error analysis of surveying measurements; propagation of random errors; confidence intervals and statistical testing. Lab. Concurrent: MATH 083 or 140. Prerequisite: SUR 111.
Textbook Wolf, Paul R. and Ghilani, Charles D. 1997. ADJUSTMENT COMPUTATIONS: STATISTICS AND LEAST SQUARES IN SURVEYING AND GIS. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, NY.
References none
Coordinator Charles Ghilani, Professor of Engineering, Surveying Engineering Program
Goals To introduce students to the fundamental principles statistics, statistical testing, and random error propagation in measurements.
Prerequisites by Topic
  1. Ability to compute derivatives.
  2. Ability to program a spreadsheet.
  3. Ability to do basic surveying traverse computations.
Topics
  1. Measurement error sources and definitions
  2. Measurements and their Analysis
  3. Random Error Theory
  4. Confidence Intervals
  5. Statistical Testing
  6. Propagation of Random Errors in Indirectly Measured Quantities
  7. Error Propagation in Angle and Distance Measurements
  8. Error Propagation in Traverse Surveys
  9. Error Propagation in Differential Leveling
  10. Error Propagation in Trigonometric Leveling
  11. FGSC Guidelines
  12. Exams
  1. 2 hours
  2. 3 hours
  3. 3 hours
  4. 3 hours
  5. 3 hours
  6. 3 hours
  7. 3 hours
  8. 3 hours
  9. 2 hours
  10. 1 hour
  11. 1 hour
  12. 3 hours
Laboratories
  1. Total Station Calibration and Adjustment
  2. DIN 18723 Standard
  3. Triangulation
  4. Trilateration
  5. Precise Leveling
  6. Control Traverse
  7. Angle Analysis lab
  8. Analysis of Sample Standard Deviation
  9. Coordinate Analysis Lab
  1. 2 labs
  2. 2 labs
  3. 2 labs
  4. 1 lab
  5. 1 lab
  6. 2 labs
  7. 2 labs
  8. 2 labs
  9. 1 lab
Computer Usage Students compute sample statistics using STATS and use spreadsheets to perform error propagation computations in various surveying related measurements. Students also use spreadsheets to analyze field measurements for mistakes. Students word process literature reviews and are encouraged to download course notes from the Internet and electronic mail to ask questions. Future classes will use a chat room and electronic bulletin board to ask questions.