The meaning of a table or graph is the representation of the measurement (and/or simulation) in a compact way. There are certain rules to represent graphs and tables in such a way that the reader can trace what has been done and verify the conclusions. However, before representing the measurement data, the reader should be able to understand what has been done. What is essential to do that, is an appropriate drawing of the measurement set-up. In case of electronic circuits, this is the schematic, if applicable in combination with code.
The schematic must follow the following rules:
In figure 1 we can clearly see how a myDAQ is used to measure the potential difference over a resistor while monitoring the current (by means of a shunt resistor). Use the same myDAQ names in the LabVIEW program.
Also the code (if applicable) needs to communicate what it does, how it is constructed. It does not matter whether it is text based code or graphical code like LabVIEW. Rules are:
/* like this */
There are certain conventions for good graphs and tables. See figure 2 for an example.
The common rules are:
Always represent data in a form that makes a clear statement:
These are the chapters for the Sensor Technology course: