Originally Posted by AiredAle
Based on your knowledge and approach to these questions, I have to believe you were trained as a physical chemist.
I was trained as an electrical engineer but electrical engineers do lots of measurements too and the theory of measurement is the same whether it be the gain of an antenna or the temperature of beer in the fermentor.
As noted in my previous post much of what I throw out is moot because homebrewers, by and large, don't care or don't have the resources or time to worry about such arcana but I find this subject interesting, feel the world would be a better place if people knew how to deal with measurement better than they do. I hope some readers at least find this stuff interesting.