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Physics II workshop_Part_67 - Basic layout of a graph...

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136 Basic layout of a graph Certain conventions are used when plotting graphs. Refer to Figure 2 for a general description and Figures 5, 7, and 8 for examples. a) The horizontal axis is called the abscissa and the vertical axis is called the ordinate . You can use the terms horizontal and vertical just as well. b) The graph must have a title which clearly states the purpose of the graph. This should be located on a clear space near the top of the graph. A possible title for a graph would be "Figure 1. Variation of Displacement With Elapsed Time for a Freely Falling Ball." The title should uniquely identify the graph --you should not have three graphs with the same title. You may wish to elaborate on the title with a brief caption. Do not just repeat the labels for the axes! Example Poor choices of titles: "y vs t" The title should be in words and should not just repeat the symbols on the axes! "Displacement
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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2011 for the course PHY 2053 taught by Professor Lind during the Fall '09 term at FSU.

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