Physics lab report

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‘m working on a physics report and need a sample draft to help me study.

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSection I – Report Format (5%)You can use Owl Purdue website for help with format
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.htmlLinks to an external site.

• Title Page with Experiment Title, physics course no/section, report date & your name
• Use APA format for this report (also use APA for graphs and tables).
• References if needed

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This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSection II – Abstract (10%)• 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. Are the error % high or low and why important?
• Why is this experiment important and what are possible applications of this experiment

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This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSection 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. All symbols must be defined.

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This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSection 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.
• If you include photo, go to “paste, paste special, picture metafile”

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This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSection V – Experimental Procedure (5%)• Write a brief narrative of the procedures followed to obtain data (summary of procedure). This may be 1-2 paragraphs in length.
• Do not copy all the detailed procedures from the manual.
• Include any problems you may have had and how you overcame them.
• Write in complete sentences and as if you are telling the reader about the process you used.

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This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSection VI – Data (15%)• You may include original data sheets initialed by instructor at completion of experiment. Ask your TA if this is required
• You must transfer the data to an excel sheet for easier analysis.
• Example: (note set up of this table, and check APA guidelines for table formatting)
 Example(Refer to your syllabus Lab report section)

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This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSection VII – Calculations and Graphs (20%)• You should show each type of calculation with appropriate tables, graphs, numerical results and errors.
• All tables/graphs must be referenced and labeled properly.
• All symbols must be defined. Units must be included.
• Discuss the graph and the results that the graph represents in terms of your overall goal of a physical constant.
• Graph Example: note set up of graph, and check APA guideline for graph formatting

 Example:(Refer to your syllabus)

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This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSection VIII – Discussion of Results and Error Analysis (20%)• Summarize any unusual problem or concerns with the experiment, including statements of how the experiment could be improved.
• When discussing error, make sure to draw from the following calculations to give quantitative results: Use appropriate error calculations for your experiment.
• The questions from your lab manual may help you with a better analysis and to support your discussion of the results.

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This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSection IX—Conclusion (5%)• Complete discussion of how the results of the experiment support the theory.
• How can errors be reduced?
• Is the method sufficiently precise and accurate?

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