*University Physics I*

*Download the Word Document Laboratory Manual file here*

Instructions for Presenting Laboratory Results

All numerical values either directly measured or based on measurements must be reported with an appropriate uncertainty and unit. For example:

Carefully note that:

- The uncertainty has no more than 2 significant digits
- The decimal place of the uncertainty is consistent with the decimal place of the value
- The uncertainty and value are raised to the same power-of-ten, preferably a multiple of 3

In order to determine the uncertainties associated with best-fit parameters, most graphs will need to be constructed using LoggerPro. Use the file “Graphing” in the PHY 262 M-drive folder to construct graphs.

Carefully note that:

- Axes are labeled by variable name and unit
- Data points are not connected and may display appropriate error bars
- The best fit parameters are clearly displayed with uncertainties

*Laboratory reports that do not comply with these instructions may not be accepted.*