The maximum number of points for the lab report is 100. The following list shows how these 100 points are distributed:
- 25 points: overall layout. See http://teacher.pas.rochester.edu/PHY141/Laboratory/WritingInformation/Write_Report.htm for
a description of the layout of a good lab report.
- 10 points: overall style of the writing. Can the reader follow
the story? Does the writing make sense from a logical point of view?
- 20 points: description of the experiments. Is sufficient detail
provided to determine what you actually did? For example: Did you describe
the tools that were used in the measurements? Did you include other
relevant details of the experiments (e.g. band spacing, mass of the
cart, angle measurement)?
- 20 points: data analysis. Did you describe how you determined
the acceleration? Did you describe how you determined the errors? Did
you describe how you took the average? Did you discuss how friction
impacts your measurements and ways to eliminate it? Since the analysis
of experiment 2 is more complicated, the data analysis of experiment
1 will be worth 5 points and the analysis of experiment 2 will be worth
- 20 points: supporting materials. Quality of data tables. Did you
include your data in table format? Use of proper number of significant
figures in data tables. Are data tables numbered and referred to in
the text? Did you include a table captions that explains what is included
in the table? Quality of figures/graphs. Are the x and y axes labelled?
Do the axes labels include units? Are there error bars shown when appropriate?
Are the figures numbered and referred to in the text? Did you include
a figure captions that explains what is shown in the figure?
- 5 points: Quality of the summary and the conclusions.
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