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Math 31L.13, Fall 1997
Laboratory Calculus I
with Environmental Emphasis
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- The first part of the final exam will be an end-of-term essay
of fixed length on a specified topic. The topic will be announced in the
first class after Thanksgiving Break (December 1), and the essay will be
due in the last class period (December 10). The Syllabus
page has been corrected to reflect this announcement -- which is consistent
with the General Information page.
- The second part of the final exam will be given in the regularly
scheduled block exam time for Math 31L, but the exam will not be the same
as that taken by other sections.The block exam time is Thursday, December
18, 7-10 pm, and the exam will take place in Room 113 Physics.
- To get your own copy of Maple, go to the OIT home page, and
fill out the request form. Apparently, the policy on including student
copies in the university site license will not change until next year.
- To share your lab work outside the lab, mail it as an attachment
to yourself and to your partner. That way you can work on it on any machine
that has Maple from either of your acpub accounts. Each time you work on
it, be sure to mail it again to your partner. Needless to say, you should
avoid working on both copies at the same time.
- To submit your lab work, first be sure both names are in the
file, near the top, where they are easily found. Then mail the final version
of your file to Marianty (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to Rachael (email@example.com),
as well as to your partner (copy yourself, if you wish). Whoever grades
your work will use a Reply To All to send it back. That way the comments
and grades will go to both partners and to as many e-mail addresses as
are present. In particular, if both your 31L address and your acpub address
are on the submitted file, the graded file will go both places.
- If your mailer “translates” a Maple attachment into a jumble
of text characters, copy this entire text into a text processor and save
it with a name that ends with .mws to make it a Maple work sheet. Then
open it with Maple. If your mail tool has a Save As capability (and there
is nothing else in the mail message), you can skip the text processor and
save directly from the mail tool, as long as you attach .mws at the end
of the name.
- To change your password, open the command tool on your screen,
and enter the command yppasswd. You will be prompted to enter your
current password and the new one you want to change to. Since the initial
passwords are hard to remember, it is recommended that you change to something
you can easily remember -- but that is not obvious to anyone else.
- To see bigger type in Netscape, use Options/General preferences/Fonts.
Change the proportional font to Helvetica (Adobe), and then reset the size
as you wish.
- Suggestion: When you are logged in at the lab, point Netscape to this
and bookmark it for easy access from your 31L account. Similarly,
you might want to bookmark both this page and the lab home page,
in the browser you use from your acpub account.
David A. Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Last modified: November 28, 1997