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Lab_report_checklist - LABREPORT TRANSMITTALLETTER...

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LAB REPORT  TRANSMITTAL LETTER Not more than one page Non Technical Audience You  are submitting Submitting to  me Why?  (Completed fluid statics expt.) Objectives, conclusion with supporting results  (number, values…) Enclosure Sign  TITLE PAGE and ABSTRACT  (Abstract = 150-250 words) Provides a brief description of the lab exercise States the principal objectives Briefly describes the methods and materials involved Summarizes important results and conclusions INTRODUCTION Lists objectives of the study Describes how the experiment applies within the discipline of engineering Provides background on the experiment, including o Relevant theory o Derivations of equations (details should be placed in the appendix) o Assumptions Introduces   the   applicable   nomenclature   and   defines   the   important   variables  (including their units) 1
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Refers to important previous studies Introduces the hypothesis (if applicable) METHODS and MATERIALS  Provides a sketch and description of the experimental apparatus Identifies the materials employed and their relevant properties Lists, in order, the procedure performed (in your own words). RESULTS Presents all experimental and analytical results Tables, Figures with necessary explanations Do not use entire spreadsheet, split it into small tables that you need to use for  discussion  DISCUSSION Interprets the results in light of the objectives of the experiment, theory and  published information Identifies significant sources of error and how they may be accounted for or 
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2010 for the course CE 321 taught by Professor Mantha,p during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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