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  • Date Submitted: 03/18/2010 07:51 AM
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Measurement is the process of obtaining the magnitude of a quantity, such as length or mass, relative to a unit of measurement, such as a meter or a kilogram. A measurement answers the general question, "how many?” as in how many miles, or millimeters, or gigahertz. As measurement is basically about counting, measurement is conducted in numbers and is quantitative, in comparison to other observations which may be made in words and are qualitative. The term measurement can also be used to refer to a specific result obtained from the measurement process. It is an important component in sports, more precisely in competitions.
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Some types of measurements in sports activities are:
      {draw:frame} {draw:frame} Time measurement: Time is part     of the measuring system used to sequence events, to compare     the durations of events and the intervals between them, and     to quantify the motions of objects. Time is measured with either     analogue or digital stopwatches. Measuring time with these     instruments introduces an error called the human reaction     time which is unavoidable in sports competitions. The SI unit     of time is minute.         {draw:frame} Distance measurement: distance is a measure     of the interval between two locations. The distance is the     answer to the question, "How far is it from this to that or between     this and that?"It is used, in sport, to measure track length,     Length and width of pitches. A measuring tape is used for this     purpose. The SI unit of length is meter.       Speed measurement: Speed is change in distance with respect   to time. Speed is a scalar rather than a vector quantity; example:   the speed of a body tells one how fast the body is moving but not   the direction of the motion. If during time t a body travels   over a distance s, then the average speed of that body is equal   to s/t. The speed and direction of a body's motion together   determine the body's velocity....

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