The book is subject to continuous revision as additional information is learned - and as corrections are necessary. And as noted, a lot has yet to be written.
There are basically two parts. The first is the book with a description and review questions. The second part is a set of labs - one per Chapter Section. Because the second part is quite large (and growing), it is divided into two separate documents.
You are welcome to download the book to learn from, or to use them in the instruction of others - AS LONG AS YOU DO NOT CHARGE FOR THE INSTRUCTION. All of these documents are copyrighted. Your comments, suggestions, corrections, and support are welcome and appreciated. Please send comments to Dennis Rice
For some reason, which I do not understand, if you are using IE, the downloading will not work. Between the site and IE, a username and password is required, but IE does not does not provide the information. If you have insight to this problem as to correct this please, send me the information so I may correct the problem. In the meantime, you must use Firefox to download.
Last Updated: 19 March 2007
To facilitate the transmission of the files, the book chapters that have been "completed" or have some information have been zipped together, and the labs that have been partially completed zipped. Both files are available below. Note that the book zip file is over 8 MBytes. I hope this format is better than downloading individual chapters.
To track my progress on writing the book, I have started a weblog. Please
refer to it to track my progress and keep track of what I am doing or