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%% LaTeX Template by Peter Francis1%% Contact: [email protected]2%% Updated 9/17/1834\documentclass[11PT, a4paper]{article}56%% Font and Language7\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}8\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}9\usepackage{lmodern}10\usepackage[english]{babel}1112%% Formating the Page13\usepackage[a4paper,top=1in,bottom=1in,left=1in,right=1in, marginparwidth=.5 in]{geometry}14%\pagenumbering{gobble} %%% UNCOMMENT THIS LINE TO TURN OF PAGE NUMBERS15%\usepackage[parfill]{parskip} %%% Activate to begin paragraphs with an empty line rather than an indent1617%% Line spacing -- change to 2 for double space, etc.18\linespread{1.3}1920%% Some Useful Packages21\usepackage{hyperref, amsmath, amsthm, pgf, latexsym, amsfonts, graphicx, enumerate, float, MnSymbol, booktabs, siunitx}2223%% Useful commands-- use the syntax \newcommand{\what you want to type}{real command}24\newcommand{\N}{\mathbb{N}}25\newcommand{\Z}{\mathbb{Z}}26\newcommand{\R}{\mathbb{R}}27\newcommand{\Q}{\mathbb{Q}}28\newcommand{\dabba}{\partial}29\newcommand{\e}{\epsilon}30\newcommand{\bs}{\blacksquare}3132%% Title33\title{Lab Title\\Class}\author{Author}3435\begin{document}36\maketitle37\begin{center}38\begin{tabular}{l r}39%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% TYPE BELOW %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%4041Date Performed: & 'date'\\ % Date the experiment was performed42Partners: &'Partner name' \\ % Partner names43Instructor: & Professor Smith % Instructor/supervisor44\end{tabular}45\end{center}4647\begin{abstract}48Summarize the goal of the experiment, the basic technique, and the results in the abstract. This short synopsis of the report stands alone, so avoid references to the body of the paper. \end{abstract}495051\tableofcontents %% delete this only if you want to delete the table of contents52\newpage5354\section{Introduction}55Give an overview of the experiment, stating the goal and motivation (purpose) of the experiment, reviewing the history of the experiment or technique or concept, and outlining the basic technique without going into procedural detail. The idea is to introduce the reader to what will follow and put this experiment into a broader context: historically, in terms of experimental technique, applications of the techniques or devices, etc.5657\section{Theory}58Discuss the theoretical background of the experiment, the physics of the experiment. Derive any equations that will be used in the analysis section and provide enough theoretical explanation so that aspects of the procedure discussed in the experimental section are understandable, and their motivations are clear.\\5960Equations should be numbered and on their own line. You can add an equation using the Equation editor by choosing Insert, Object and choose Microsoft Equation. After the equation, tab over a few times and add an equation number in parentheses. Then right justify that line. Then tab such that the equation is roughly centered. If you don't have an equation editor on your home computer, you may work in any campus computer lab. Equations are part of the text, they should be preceded and followed by an appropriate context and all variables should be defined. For example, Newton?s Second Law states that the acceleration, $\vec{a}$, is given by6162\begin{equation}\label{newton}63\vec{a}=\Sigma\vec{F}/m64\end{equation}6566where $\Sigma\vec{F}$ is the net force, and $m$ is the inertial mass. Be sure to cite authors from whom you67borrow information \cite{ReferenceLabel1}. The citation label shown in the previous sentence references a full68citation in the References section. You can reference equations like this, Eq. \ref{newton}.6970\section{Experimental Procedure}71Describe the experimental apparatus (include a sketch or picture or diagram) and details of the procedure. Describe any procedural challenges that lead to experimental uncertainty. This should not read like a procedural manual! You are describing what you did in lab, not giving the recipe to a friend. You will need to make some choices about what level of detail to include. It should be clear enough how you did the experiment that the reader could repeat it, but not bogged down in minutiae. Be succinct!\\7273All figures should be of reasonable size (say 1/3 of page), centered, and have captions. You can cut and paste most figures into Word, or use Insert. Crop and size the image as needed. To add a caption, right click on the image and choose insert caption. Under options choose figure from the label. Type the caption in the text box.7475\begin{figure}[h!]76\centering77\includegraphics[width=90mm]{example.jpg}78\caption{Short Description}79\label{fig:method}80\end{figure}8182\section{Data and Analysis}8384https://www.sharelatex.com/learn/Tables\\8586In a formal lab report think carefully about what data and analysis steps to include to succinctly87but clearly convey your steps from raw data to final results. Tables are usually the best way to88include your data and calculations using those data. You may use the Table option of the toolbar.89Again add a caption by right clicking on the table and choose table from the label box. You may90wish to paste in tables from Excel, but this is not the place for a dump of all your excel tables.91Again you will need to make choices about how best to display your data, which data need to be92included in a table, for which data a graph is sufficient, does it make more sense to include raw93data and analyzed results in the same table, etc. Remember to always include equations used in94calculations and error analysis and annotate them properly. With figures and tables properly95named and captioned, you can refer to them by name in the text. For example, using the eyepiece96of the Milikan oil-drop apparatus shown in Fig. 1, we were able to watch the charged oil drops97fall at terminal velocity.\\9899\begin{figure}[h!]100\centering101\includegraphics[width=90mm]{example.jpg}102\caption{Overall process}103\label{fig:method}104\end{figure}105106107In your analysis you are determining results from the data. You may have results and data in the108same table (if appropriate). That is ok, as long as you explain how the results were calculated109from that data. If appropriate include a discussion of the propagation of error from the110uncertainty in raw data. In the final discussion consider random and systematic111uncertainty/errors and watch units! This is the section where you discuss the results and their112implications.\\113114Make sure graphs have captions and the correct labels on the axes with units, etc. Make sure that115the business part of the graph (e.g., the data and fit line) is the major portion of the figure; you116may expand the data part of the graph and put labels, keys, etc. over unused portions of the graph117but don?t cover the axes, data, error bars, or fit. Be certain to expand fit text boxes to include all118fit parameters. Make sure your graphs are clear, large, and maximize readability. Data points119should be commensurate with the size of your error bars and the scale of the axes should make120those error bars visible (if reasonable, sometime error bars are small). \\121122\section{Results and Conclusion}123This should be short. This section briefly recaps the goals from the introduction and restates the124major results. Briefly summarize sources of error. Think of the ?conclusions? as the125?summary?. If there are extensions to the experiment one might make (future work if curious),126you can mention that here as well.127128\newpage129130131\begin{thebibliography}{10} % THIS IS YOUR REFERENCES. LIST REFERENCES BELOW.132133134135136%%% COMMENT THIS137\bibitem{ReferenceLabel1}First MI Last, Title. Chapter A, Chapter name, Edition 'number'. (City, State, Publishing company, year Published), pp. 'number'-'number'138139%\bibitem{ReferenceLabel2}First MI Last, Title, WWW Document, URL140141%\bibitem{ReferenceLabel3}First MI Last, Title, 'Distributing College' Lab Handout (Unpublished).142143\end{thebibliography}144145\vfill146I have upheld the highest principles of honesty and integrity in all of my academic work and have not witnessed a violation of the Honor Code.147148%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% TYPE ABOVE %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%149\end{document}150