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hi, i am doin a physics lab report on electricity and magnetism, it requires showing the circuit that was conducted in the experiment, i am finding a hard time drawing one using the microsoft word simple lines and circles, so to all of you ohysics people does anyone a certain software that can draw electric circtuits easily ? thanx

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To be honest for my labs I just left a huge space for the diagrams, printed the lab out and hand draw.

Or alternatively, hand draw, scan.

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Yeah, whenever i comes to making drawings for a lab, i ususuallly draw it out by hand, however sometimes when i feel like it , i use microsoft paint. However, i looked online, and i found a program called "xcircuit" its, free but i don't know if it is suited for your needs "http://opencircuitdesign.com/xcircuit/"

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i was thinking of drawin it by hand too, but i didnt think that it would be neat enough for a lab report... thanks for the program it looks complex but i'll give it a try...

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i was thinking of drawin it by hand too, but i didnt think that it would be neat enough for a lab report... thanks for the program it looks complex but i'll give it a try...

ur welcome. Tell me how the programs goes, I might need it for future labs.lol

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i was thinking of drawin it by hand too, but i didnt think that it would be neat enough for a lab report... thanks for the program it looks complex but i'll give it a try...

Why wouldn't it be neat enough? It's a circuit lab. A ruler should be all you need. I drew all my diagrams by hand. :D

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ur welcome. Tell me how the programs goes, I might need it for future labs.lol

i didnt know how to use it.. lol, i guess it was designed for engineers not high school students who want to draw simple circuits, but i managed to find a software which was simple enough for me its called (tinyCad) chech it out its really useful.

@HMS, i dont know i just dont see drawing "neat" for a lab report, i like everything printed out... and done electronically.

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For our group 4 project we hand drew it and scanned it. But I'm going to try to make some edits in Photoshop, hopefully it will turn out better. Of course, I don't advise stealing other people's pictures from Google Images.... after all it IS plagiarism ^_^

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i am finding a hard time drawing one using the microsoft word simple lines and circles, so to all of you ohysics people does anyone a certain software that can draw electric circtuits easily ? thanx

Have you tried LoggerPro?

It is really easy to use and gives you an excellent overview of the data. Try googling it and download it via torrents! :wub:

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Hey Aboud did you by any chance do Ohm's law experiment cuz if you did I am having a hard time drawing error bars, steepest, and shallowest!

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hi, i am doin a physics lab report on electricity and magnetism, it requires showing the circuit that was conducted in the experiment, i am finding a hard time drawing one using the microsoft word simple lines and circles, so to all of you ohysics people does anyone a certain software that can draw electric circtuits easily ? thanx

ya even i had a hard time with microsoft word and paint.....but our teacher says that we can hand draw it....it does not affect ur score at all and it is actually better cuz u r more carefull and u tend not to forget stuff...while on a program....u mite not know everything about it and find it hard to inculde all the desired information.....

i was also wondering.....if u use such a computer program and it has like a sample circuit (template) drawn for u on which u can add stuff......does that mean u have cite where u got it from??? just wondering????

well....good luck

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Drawing in Microsoft Word is one of the hardest adventures I have pursued in later days.

It's almost as if Microsoft tried to give the end-user a big of a hell as humanly possible...

Tip: Hold shift while drawing lines to limit the angles of them to multiples of 45 degrees. :rolleyes: (noticed last week)

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Hey Aboud did you by any chance do Ohm's law experiment cuz if you did I am having a hard time drawing error bars, steepest, and shallowest!

yeah we did that lab... i drew the error bars with Microsoft excel... it was a percentage eroor, i cant remember exactly but about 12% for each reading of resistance... i didnt draw two lines, i calculated the uncertainties and deduced the maximum and minimum value of resistance and then the percentage discrepency of both.

p.s: too late but i just read it now hope its not too late

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yeah we did that lab... i drew the error bars with Microsoft excel... it was a percentage eroor, i cant remember exactly but about 12% for each reading of resistance... i didnt draw two lines, i calculated the uncertainties and deduced the maximum and minimum value of resistance and then the percentage discrepency of both.

p.s: too late but i just read it now hope its not too late

Hey have you tried Logger Pro? It's a program which lets you directly record data and plots it into a graph for you. Then all you do is type in the uncertainty (percentage or fixed value) and it draws in error bars automatically.

Give it a shot!

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Hey have you tried Logger Pro? It's a program which lets you directly record data and plots it into a graph for you. Then all you do is type in the uncertainty (percentage or fixed value) and it draws in error bars automatically.

Give it a shot!

Yeah, I have tried it, but I still feel that it is easier to draw it by hand. Plus when you draw it by hand you can easily change it without making a fuss on the computer.

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My Physics teacher makes me use Latex to write all lab reports and gnuplot to do my graphs. It is difficult to use at first, but if you are planning on having a future in the sciences then this is a vital tool to be able to use.

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