I've been using \(\LaTeX\) for writing my lab, and it is always a reward for me. The perfect typesetting results that \(\LaTeX\) gives is nothing similar that I could get from some other software. Writing a \(\LaTeX\) document is like coding, but just on a paper: every pixel and character are typeset AS IS, or to say, "expected". The same \(\LaTeX\) document will always (except for using external environments as part of the document, e.g. \today) produce the same exact result, which makes it highly reliable.

Both my IB Physics and Chemistry lab reports are all written in \(\LaTeX\), while also occasionally when I need to typeset formal documents I'll also use \(\LaTeX\), e.g. in IB Business Management I've used \(\LaTeX\) for my marketing plan. Other than that, I've also used \(\LaTeX\) in IB Math where I've used it for several presentations which I need to typeset large amount of mathematical equations, symbols and diagrams. By using \(\LaTeX\) I could just simply write the equation as I go though the document by using something similar to $e^{i \pi} + 1 = 0$ which will render as \(e^{i \pi} + 1 = 0\), not to mention the convenience of auto-generated ToCs and beautiful, controllable tables.

Here's some lab reports that I've done before, typeset using \(\LaTeX\), and released under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) License. Enjoy!

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(ranking from the best - as a personal preference - to just OK)

Physics Labs

  • Lab 4.1 - Simple Harmonic Motion: PDF
  • Lab 8.2a - Measuring Power and Temperature of Sun: PDF
  • Lab 5.2 - Resistance with Different Cross-Sectional Area: PDF
  • Lab 2.3 - Get Energized: PDF
  • Lab 3.1 - Latent Heat of Fusion: PDF
  • Lab 5.3 - Simulation of Internal Resistance of a Dry Cell: PDF
  • Lab 3.2 - Gas Laws: PDF
  • Lab 1.2 - Back to the Good Old Days: PDF
  • Lab 2.1b - Working on Frames: PDF
  • Lab 2.2b - Playing with Resistance: PDF
  • Lab 2.2a - Challenging Newton (How Dare I): PDF
  • Lab 6.1b - Centripital Force: PDF

Chemistry Labs

  • Lab 1 Part 2 - Estimation of the Ethanoic Acid Content of Vinegar: PDF
  • Lab 1 Part 1 - Preparation of a Standard Solution: PDF
  • Lab 2 - Estimating the Amount of CaCO3 in Eggshells: PDF
  • Lab 3 - Using an Internet-based Chemical Database: PDF
  • Final - Virtual Enthalpy Lab: PDF