Industrial Math - Alexiades
                  GUIDE on Preparing Reports
    Each writeup should be viewed as a Report to your Boss !
It should be as self-contained as possible, readable, to the point, 
understandable by an educated non-expert.  It should be (mostly) 
typed, preferably using a text-formatting tool (troff, TeX, LaTeX, 
Word, WordPerfect, or similar software).  
Until you figure out how to work one of these, you may write your 
reports by hand (but clearly and very neatly !).

  Each report should be organized as follows:
	   Title page
	1. Introduction
	2. Problem Statement
	3. Methods
	4. Solution
	5. Discussion/Conclusions
	6. Appendix (for supporting material, e.g. code(s))

  Here are some general guidelines for each part.  These are 
guidelines, try to follow them to the extent that's reasonable 
for each project.  Some parts may apply more or less to each 
particular project, ... use your judgement!

0. Title Page
   M475 - Term YEAR    Project # ,  Date
   Project TITLE 
   Your Name

1. Introduction
   A very brief description of what the project is about.

2. Problem Statement and Assumptions 
   Precise statement of the problem to be solved.
State any assumptions made for the formulation of the model.  
State fully and precisely the mathematical problem,
explain meaning of all symbols used, 
make clear what is given and what we are looking for.

3. Methods 
   Brief Description of method/approach.
Begin with naming or characterizing the method/approach to be 
used, perhaps explain the basic idea behind it, to what type 
of problems it applies, under what conditions, what it achieves, 
what are its main features, advantages, disadvantages.  Justify 
why it is applicable to this problem, stating clearly any 
assumptions you need to make about the problem for the method 
to apply.  Name some other methods/approaches one could use, and 
if/why your method may be preferable.

4. Solution/Results
   Presentation of your solution and results.
Describe your implementation of the method(s) for this specific 
problem, any special features, choices of any parameters, stopping 
criteria, etc.  Present the results in words and plots (annotate by 
hand if necessary), explain what they mean.
Include your code in an Appendix.

5. Discussion/Conclusions
   Closing comments about the solution and the project.
Interpret your solution physically, what we learn from it,
comment on strengths/weaknesses of the solution method, any 
nice features you want to brag about, possible ways to improve 
it (e.g. how to make it more accurate, more efficient), as 
appropriate.