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Report Writing - EMA 4666 Polymer Processing Laboratory LABORATORY REPORTS I General Length The report should be as short as possible while still

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n x x Σ = EMA 4666 Polymer Processing Laboratory LABORATORY REPORTS I. General Length The report should be as short as possible while still including all relevant subject matter. How well one provides this depends on the scope of the project and one's ability to extract only those items that need to be reported. The value of a report depends not on its length but on its accuracy and utility for its readers. The length should primarily depend upon the level of detail required to unambiguously explain what the experiment was, how it was performed, what was observed, and what conclusions were drawn from the observations. Overall length for these labs, not including title, references, and appendices, should be at least 3 with a maximum of 6 pages. Graphics Tables and figures (all other graphical presentations) should be numbered, titled, and mentioned in the text. Table titles are placed above the table while figure titles are generally placed below the figure. When micrographs are given, the magnification is indicated with a scale marker. (A scale marker is a line drawn on the picture and labeled with a linear dimension to indicate the amount of magnification. For example, a 1 cm scale marker on a micrograph taken at a magnification of 100X would be labeled "0.1 mm".) Indicating scale in this relative way is preferred to labeling micrographs with absolute magnifications. Software Appropriate computer software will be used to analyze and plot data. These might include Excel, Sigma Plot, or Quatro Pro. Measurement The error in every measurement you make should be estimated using standard deviation and averages. x= measurement n= number of measurements Organization and Format The organization provided by the following report-format description is straightforward and suitable for the types of experiments that will be conducted in this course. Each section of the report has a specific function and minimum requirements that must be met by the writer. If each section is written so that it performs its intended function, the final result will be a clearly and efficiently written laboratory report. General Preparation
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2011 for the course EMA 4666c taught by Professor Brennan during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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Report Writing - EMA 4666 Polymer Processing Laboratory LABORATORY REPORTS I General Length The report should be as short as possible while still

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