in question and possibly an F for the semester. All experiment and post-lab questions should be done in
the lab room
. Any data or questions filled out before you arrive at the lab room, with the exception of the
pre-lab questions, will be viewed as cheating and you will receive a zero for that lab and possibly an F
for the semester
. Any instances of cheating, including but not limited to copying someone else’s pre-lab
or lab work or lending your lab manual to a friend for them to copy, will be reported to the Office of
Student’s Rights and Responsibilities.
Please refer to the UNT Student Academic Integrity policy:
PIC Full Lab Report (detailed below)
Two mandatory lab reports will be assigned for the semester and must be submitted through Canvas
within 7 days after completion
of the experiments.
This will give you 1 week to turn the completed
report in for grading.
The reports will be typed, be written individually and must follow the PIC Report
and the writing/composition guidelines seen on the next pages.
Use this format as a guideline.
report is worth up to 100 points.
If you have taken this course previously, you cannot re-submit your old report.
The report must be
based on data from experiment performed in the current semester.
If you need help properly
submitting your report, contact your TA
discussing your questions/issues with the PIC
These questions need to occur
the report’s due date.
PIC Report Guidelines
Section I – Report Format (5%) You can use Owl Purdue website for help with format
Title Page with Experiment Title, physics course no/section, report date & your name
Use APA format for this report (also use APA for graphs
References if needed
Section II – Abstract (10%)
In your words, what was the point of the experiment?
In paragraph form, state the experiment objective(s) and how it was tested.
Include a brief description of the experiment
State the results and error results.
Why is this experiment important and what are possible applications of this experiment
Section III – Introduction (15%)
Write a brief paragraph stating significance and objectives of the experiment.
Narrative should prove your understanding of the physics of the experiment.
Include explanation/derivation of equations used.
Section IV – Apparatus (5%)
You may include drawings of the apparatus, if possible/applicable, and a listing of equipment if
necessary. State what equipment was connected to what other piece of equipment. You may
summarize the equipment used and for what purpose.
Do not state numerical results.