hysteresis error

hysteresis error

[‚his·tə′rē·səs ‚er·ər]
(physics)
The maximum separation due to hysteresis between upscale-going and downscale-going indications of a measured variable.
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There are glass scales that not only have essentially zero thermal expansion, but that are mounted in a new way that reduces the hysteresis error to a fifth of the previously used method.
In the force mode the most important source of hysteresis error arises due to systematic angular motions of the wheel before weighings.
We have studied magnetic and mechanical sources of hysteresis error in the NIST watt experiment.
Of interest in this paper are the actual methods that we use to perform the measurements involved in the watt experiment, and their susceptibility to hysteresis errors.