Amount of Information and Measurement Uncertainty

Boris Menin *

Mechanical & Refrigeration Consultation, 9 Yakov Efrat St., Beer-Sheba 8464209, Israel.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Aims: To acquaint specialists in the field of physics and technology, experimenters and theoreticians with the possibilities of using information theory to analyze the results of an experiment, without a statistical and subjective expert approach.

Place and Duration of Study: Mechanical & Refrigeration Consultation Expert, between December 2019 and February 2020.

Methodology: Using the information approach and calculating the amount of information contained in the model of measuring a physical constant, we formulate a quantitative indicator for analyzing the results of the experiment.

Results: The appropriateness of applying the described approach is checked when studying the database when measuring various physical constants. The approach is applicable to the analysis of results obtained both for a long and a short period of time.

Conclusion: The information-theoretical approach allows us to formulate a universal indicator of the threshold mismatch between the model and the phenomenon, applicable to all scientific and technical fields in which the International System of Units (SI) is used.

Keywords: CODATA, Boltzmann constant, Planck constant, gravitational constant, Hubble constant, international system of units, mathematical modeling, relative uncertainty

How to Cite

Menin, B. (2020). Amount of Information and Measurement Uncertainty. Physical Science International Journal, 24(3), 1–8.


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