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Writing scientific paper help

  1. Sep 27, 2014 #1
    I am writing a lab report as part of my degree and, of course, it must be in the standard scientific paper format.

    I have come up against something that isn't particularly difficult but something that you must get correct for papers. I am defining quantities and their units, however I am not sure how to define the quantity when it is not in its usual form.

    The situation is that normally you would say: t = time (s).
    So how do you say t2?
    Would it be: t2 = time (s2) OR t2 = time2 (s2)?

    Many thanks!
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  3. Sep 27, 2014 #2

    Vanadium 50

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    I don't understand. Once you have defined t, you have also defined t squared.
  4. Sep 27, 2014 #3


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    I agree with Vanadium 50. Define t, done.
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