# Physics307L:Schedule/Week 12 agenda

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+ ===Talk about the distinction between Results and Discussion=== + ===Writing tips=== + # Write the easiest parts first!  Figures and tables are the guts of your report. + + ==[[/PDFs|Generating PDFs from uniformly distributed random numbers]]==

## 2011

• Open questions
• Discussion of grading and formal report
• Winter break
• Error propagation
• Group work: example with two measured means w/ uncertainty and a converted final value. How to propagate uncertainty?
• Uncertainty propagation

## A little bit about Physics education

• Baseball / Golf analogy
• Cycling analogy
• Modeling / Coaching
• Assessment

## How to write a formal report

### Writing tips

1. Write the easiest parts first! Figures and tables are the guts of your report.