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ReportGuidelines - Report Guidelines The evaluation of your...

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Report Guidelines The evaluation of your report will be based on your understanding of physics principles, your ability to perform an experiment and clearly communicate its results. Therefore, your lab report is expected to convey the purpose, describe the theory, apparatus and procedure, and present your results and conclusions in a logical and coherent fashion. Report contents: 1. Title Page 2. Objective and Background 3. Procedure and Observations 4. Calculations, Graphs and Results 5. Discussion of Results and Conclusions 6. References Title Page Objective and Background (about ½ page) Procedure and Observations Calculations, Graphs and Results Discussion of results and Conclusions (about 1 page) References
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SAMPLE TITLE PAGE RYERSON UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS LAB REPORT FOR PCS__________SECTION____________ TITLE OF EXPERIMENT: _______________________________________________ EXPERIMENTERS: _________________________________________ (full names and ID’s) _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ AUTHORS OF THIS REPORT: _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ EXPERIMENT PERFORMED ON (DATE): __________________________________ REPORT SUBMITTED ON (DATE): ________________________________________ TA’S NAME: ____________________________________________________________
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1. Title Page: This page should clearly display: The title of the experiment Full names of the members of your lab group (only the ones with whom you actually did this experiment). Underline the family name in each case. The date the experiment was performed The date this report is submitted The course number and section TA’s name 2. Objective and Background: This section is written to provide the reader with all the background needed to understand your objectives, results and conclusions. It should answer the following questions: Why has the experiment been performed? What was sought? What was measured? What was the motivation? These should be discussed, along with brief supporting theory that was used in the experiment. The equations in support of the physical conditions should be correctly formatted and numbered. The introduction should provide: The objective of the experiment Relevant background theory (briefly) An indication of the importance of the work OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND: TYPICAL MISTAKES Here are typical problems in this section:
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