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Abstract Title: Multi-Format Approach to Communication of Experimental Results
Abstract: We will describe the multi-format approach to lab reports used in the physics advanced lab sequence at San Francisco State University. We use a combination of reports written into laboratory notebooks, brief "Measurement Reports" consistent with industrial lab practice, publication-quality papers, and oral reports. We will mention the use and advantages of MATLAB for plotting and analysis of data, and the incorporation of MATLAB plots into MS Word, LaTeX, and LyX reports and papers. We will also discuss implementation of modern standards for the reporting of measurement uncertainty as recommended by the International Organization for Standardization publication "Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement."
Abstract Type: Contributed Presentation
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Session: Session XVI - Communication of Experimental Results

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: James M. Lockhart
San Francisco State University
Physics and Astronomy Dept.
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132
Phone: 415-338-2451
Fax: 415-338-2178