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Question about formal lab report-appendix section?

  1. Nov 2, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I am writing a formal lab lab report. I have trouble with Appendix section.
    I am going to put raw dat and sample calculation.
    And my question is, do I have to number them?
    For example,

    1. raw date(chart)
    blah, blah blah...
    2. sample calculation of Standard deviation
    (My calculation of SD)

    Or, can I just put them in my lab report without numbering?
    For example,


    raw data

    sample caculation

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution
    I looked for formal lab report guidelines which are plenty at internet, However, I could not find whether should I (number)label several things in appendix or not.
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 2, 2009 #2


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    You may find useful links to discussions of writing formal laboratory reports in here:
    http://www.rbs0.com/tw2.htm , looking first under "links to other websites".

    As to the style of what you will include in your appendix, just do what you believe will make the appendix entries easier to read or easier to use; or however your instructor tells you.
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