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Section 4.1.3

Highlighting Patterns

Use graphics to highlight patterns in your data that may not be immediately evident in your text. Figure 3 displays at a glance the effects of exercise on heartbeat in an experiment to study energy expenditure in a partial gravity environment, such as an orbiting space station.

Steady-state energy consumption is achieved after approximately two minutes of constant and consistent exercise. During the first two minutes of exercise, a "ramp-up" pattern is seen, as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3

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