The title page should include:
the name of the unit
the name of the experiment
the date you did the experimental work
the names and ID numbers of students in the group and
the name of the lab.
This section introduces the reader to the experiment and briefly outlines theory and background information relevant to the experiment. You need to state any relevant laws, equations and theorems you will be using or investigating, and you need to explain the different analyses used, such as nodal analysis and mesh analysis.
In any experiment, you aim to do something.For example, you aim to verify, to investigate, to measure, to determine, to compare or to calculate.
Do not repeat word for word what is in the lab notes but concisely summarise in your own words the key steps which were taken in the experiment.
In the Results and Discussion section, you present your results and discuss them by:
commenting on the results obtained
interpreting what the results mean and
explaining any results which are unexpected.
You present the measurements made in the experiment and you then compare your measurements to the calculations you made in your preliminary work or the published theoretical values.
You need to:
identify any discrepancies and to state them as a percentage.
You also need to:
identify any sources of error in your measurements and
if possible, suggest how your experiment could have been performed more accurately.
What should you aim for?
Clear comparisons made between the calculations and the measurements with the discrepancy expressed as a percentage.
Good explanation of the possible reasons for the discrepancy and the possible sources of error in the measurements.
In the Conclusions of this kind of report you need to:
comment on how closely your measurements and calculations agree and summarise the main reasons for any discrepancies.