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Section 3.3.4

List of Figures

Readers use the list of figures to locate visual information. The list of figures identifies thetitles and locations of visuals (figures, drawings, photos, maps) in administrative or research documents.Articles in periodicals do not use lists of figures. Figures concentrate information in unusual ways and show critical details, configurations, and evidence. Readers often review them independently of other sections of a report. If figures do not accompany your report or article, look for ways to include them.

Figure titles are capitalized, and figures are numbered consecutively inarabic numbers through the report. In a larger document, the figure number may be in twoparts, the first part referring to the section number--for example, "Figure 3-5" for the fifth figure inChapter 3.

Be sure the figure captions are descriptive. Rather than "Experimental Setup," say "ExperimentalSetup of the Model High Pressure Injection Pump."


List of Figures

Figure 1. A Standard Nichrome Wire Cutter 3Figure 2. Melting Temperature of Thermoplastics Compared with that of Nichrome 5Figure 3. Clamp Geometries for Wire Cutters 6Figure 4. Wire Cutter Testing Apparatus 8Figure 5. Fatigue Life versus Clamp Deflection (T = 6000C) 10

--J. M. Dent, "Strain Cycling of Hot Nichrome Wire"


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