The maximum number of points for the lab report is 100. The following list shows how these 100 points are distributed:
- 10 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)?
- 35 points: data analysis. You will get 20 points
for experiment 1 and 15 points for experiment 2. We will check for
the following details:
- Did you describe how you
determined the acceleration?
- Did you describe how you determined
- Did you include graphs of the acceleration vs, the various mass
function to show the linear relation between the acceleration and
these mass functions? Discuss the slope of the linear relations.
Make sure your data points include error bars.
- Did you draw the appropriate conclusions? For experiment 1 there
should be a theory, for experiment 2 there should be a statement
of whether the provided theory is correct.
- 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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