The first unit in this self-paced, self-teaching series supplies the fundamentals upon which subsequent volumes will build. Its coverage is organized around three topics: the analyst's approach, sampling, and standardization and calibration. Some of the material is quantitative and includes mathematical derivations. The text is supplemented with ''real'' examples to illustrate the application of these procedures and with self-assessment questions to test the reader's knowledge and understanding.
Table of Contents
The Analyst's Approach.
Introduction to Sampling.
Design of a Sampling Procedure.
Methods of Taking Samples.
Standardization and Calibration.
Analytical Standards and Calibration Curves.
Calibration by Computational Means.
Comparison of Calibration Procedures.
Monitoring the Performance of Analytical Procedures.
Self Assessment Questions and Responses.
Units of Measurement.