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Su 3250 - SURVEY MEASUREMENTS AND ADJUSTMENTS
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SU3250 SURVEY MEASUREMENTS AND ADJUSTMENTS Credits Hours 3 0 2 2 Course A course dealing with errors in surveying measurements A thorough Description analysis of the nature and propagation of random errors in surveying measurements will be presented Available adjustment techniques with a greater emphasis on the least squares adjustment technique will be discussed Prerequisites SU3000 MA2320 MA2720 Textbook Adjustment Computations Statistics and Least squares in Surveying and GIS by Paul R Wolf and Charles D Ghilani John Wiley Sons Inc References 1 Surveying Measurements and Their Analysis R B Buckner 2 Errors in Practical Measurements in Science Engineering and Technology B Austin Barry 3 Engineering Measurements B Austin Barry 4 Analysis and Adjustment of Survey Measurements Edward M Mikhail and Gordon Gracie Most texts on surveying also contain a chapter or an appendix on measurement errors and adjustments Grading There are no exams in this course There will be weekly quizzes beginning from the 3rd week The quizzes will be given at the beginning of each lab period and will take approximately 20 minutes Following is the breakdown how the final grade is computed Quizzes Homework Labs 60 points 15 points 25 points If more than 6 quizzes are given those with the lowest grades will be dropped Any student may choose to take a final exam with a request made at least 2 weeks prior to final exam week If a final exam is given the quizzes will be assigned 30 and the final exam 30 Instructor Indrajith Wijayratne Associate Professsor Email idwijay mtu edu Phone 906 487 2446 Office 319A EERC Fax 906 487 2583 Office hours are posted on my door However you are always welcome in my office when I am in the office Objectives The objective of this course is to give the students a thorough understanding of errors in survey measurements how they affect the values computed or derived from these measurements and how these errors should be treated in order to obtain better results from measurements The course deals with the category of errors called random errors This category of errors has to be treated using statistical principles and therefore the students are expected to be familiar with concepts such as statistical distributions confidence intervals and statistical testing It is necessary to understand these concepts in order to be able to control these errors during field measurements and to make necessary adjustments subsequently so that the remaining random errors are treated logically Students are also expected to be familiar with Taylor s Theorem Matrix Algebra and Solution of Systems of Linear Equations all of which are used in adjustment of survey measurements using least squares These topics are covered in Appendices A B and C of the text Emphasis of the course however will be the application of least squares and other adjustment procedures using computer software and analyzing the results Theoretical treatments are only discussed briefly but are important in understanding the adjustment process This course addresses items a b c e g i and k of ABET program criteria Tentative Recitation Schedule Week 1 Topic s Reading Assignments Course objectives and class conduct Review of errors in survey measurements Chap 1 1 1 5 2 3 Estimating precision of measurements Random error theory probability Chapter 2 Chapter 3 1 3 2 4 Normal distribution Chapter 3 4 Use of Normal Distribution for analysis of measurements Chap 3 5 3 7 5 Propagation of random errors Chap 5 6 Propagation of random errors in angle measurements Chap 6 2 6 12 7 Propagation of random errors in traverses Propagation of random errors in traverses Chap 7 Chap 7 8 The concept of adjustment Weights of observations Chap 1 6 1 7 Chap 9 9 The theory of Least Squares Least Squares adjustment by observation equation method examples of level nets Chap 10 1 10 8 10 Use of matrices in least squares Further examples of linear least squares adjustments Chap 10 9 Chap 10 12 11 Writing and linearization of observation equations for distances angles and azimuths Adjustment of horizontal control by observation equations method Chap 10 10 Chap 12 13 14 15 13 Precision of adjusted values Statistical testing and confidence intervals Chap 12 Chap 4 Chap 15 7 14 Analysis of adjustment results error ellipses Blunder detection Chap 18 Chap 20 12 Chap 11 Tentative Lab Schedule Week Lab Topic 1 Field observations for demonstration of random errors and determining the precision of pointing and reading of a theodolite 3 Construction of a Histogram using the data collected in lab 1 5 Introduction to Least Squares adjustment software 6 Use of matrices in solving linear equations 7 Pre analysis of data Expected traverse closure 8 Least Squares adjustment of a level net 9 Least Squares adjustment of a traverse 11 Least Squares adjustment of a traverse continued 13 Least squares adjustment of a horizontal control nets Note Computer usage will be required for most labs Students are expected to be competent in computer usage All the labs must be submitted in order to receive a completion grade for the course Based on the amount of work involved and the complexity of the problem some labs will be assigned a higher weight when computing the final grade Class Rules 1 Talking among students while the class is in progress is not tolerated except during questions discussions related to class material 2 No make up quizzes or labs will be given unless prior arrangements are made with me which will be allowed only for a valid reason 3 Although daily attendance is not taken attendance will be considered in deciding the final grade Guidelines for Labs and Homework 1 Every assignment is due in class one week after it s assigned unless indicated otherwise Late assignments will only be accepted from those who have made prior arrangements This will only be for exceptional circumstances 2 All labs are required to be completed in order to earn a completion grade in the course 3 All labs and homework problems should be submitted on 81 2 x 11 sheets of paper and should be legible All work and formulas used must be clearly shown in detail in order to get full credit Pages should be numbered and stapled together No loose sheets will be accepted Write your name homework number and the course clearly on the first page 4 You are strongly encouraged to work the problems in groups but each individual should have a clear understanding of the problem and its solution For this reason each


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