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MA 1023 Lab Report Information, Term B '02

Schedule

Labs will appear in the MA 1023 WWW home page, usually on the Friday before the lab. It will be very helpful if you read the lab before your lab period. There will be five lab reports turned in for a grade this term. Lab reports will be turned in in your lab section the same day they are introduced. Late labs will not be accepted without prior arrangement with the instructor.

Labs are to be completed during your lab section. It is not acceptable to just come to lab, turn it in, and then leave.

Lab Reports

Each of the lab reports is to be completed jointly by you and a lab partner. You may change lab partners as you wish throughout the term, however, you and your partner must be in the same section. If you have trouble finding a partner for a lab, please see your instructor immediately.

Your lab report will consist of your Maple worksheet. It should start with a title, your names, and your section number. (There is no reason not to start with the Getting started worksheet and just add the solutions to the exercises.) The rest of the lab should consist of your answers to the exercises. All Maple commands used for the lab should be included. Problem numbers should be included in this section to indicate which commands were used for which problems. Equations or plots that are needed for the solutions must be clearly labeled. You are also responsible for ensuring that the Maple commands are consistent with your answers. At the end of your Maple work for each problem, include a sentence or two that identifies the solution to the problem, and draws any conclusions that need to be made.

Grading of the Lab Reports

The reports for all sections of the course will be graded by the Instructor's Associates (IA) for the course, Jane Bouchard and Dina Solitro or the instructor.

The major portion of your grade will be determined by the correctness of your mathematical work. However, your report grade could suffer if you have misspelled words, incomplete sentences, and/or other grammatical errors.

Academic Honesty

You may discuss the lab with other groups in the class. However, you must not copy the worksheet or parts of the worksheet of another lab group. If labs that are essentially duplicates are found during the grading process, the groups affected could lose credit entirely for the lab. You should be aware that stiffer penalties can also be imposed, as described in the WPI Academic Honesty Policy.

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William W. Farr
2001-03-16