Laboratory Techniques and Measurements

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Measurement:Length, Mass, Volume, Density, and Time

Peter Jeschofnig, Ph.D. Version 42-0267-00-01

Lab RepoRt assistant
This document is not meant to be a substitute for a formal laboratory report. The Lab Report Assistant is simply a summary of the experiment’s questions, diagrams if needed, and data tables that should be addressed in a formal lab report. The intent is to facilitate students’ writing of lab reports by providing this information in an editable file which can be sent to an instructor.

Data Table 1: Estimation of various measurements|
Measurement| Estimated| Actual| % Error|
Length (m)| | | |
Time (s)| | | |
Mass (g)| | | |

Data Table 2: Measurement of an object using various instruments| | Length(cm)| Width(cm)| Height(cm)| Volume(cm3)|
Object Being Measured:| | | | |
Hand (hand units)| | | | |
Hand (cm)| | | | |
Ruler| | | | |
Meter tape| | | | |

Data Table 3: Measurement of an object using various instruments| | Length(cm)| Width(cm)| Height(cm)| Volume(cm3)|
Object Being Measured:| | | | |
Hand (hand units)| | | | |
Hand (cm)| | | | |
Ruler| | | | |
Meter tape| | | | |

Data Table 4: Measurement of an object using various instruments| | Length(cm)| Width(cm)| Height(cm)| Volume(cm3)|
Object Being Measured:| | | | |
Hand (hand units)| | | | |
Hand (cm)| | | | |
Ruler| | | | |
Meter tape| | | | |

Data Table 5: Determination of Π|
Object| DiameterD(cm)| CircumferenceC(cm)| Slope| % Error| | | | | |
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Data Table 6: Density measurements|
Method| Volume of water in graduated cylinder (mL)| Volume of water+ bolt(mL)| Volume of bolt (mL)| Mass of bolt in air (g)| Mass of bolt in water (g)| Mass of bolt...
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