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Slides are available both in dynamic HTML/javascript presentation format, as well as in a home-grown VRML format.

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Go to the index. and click on PDF.

A PDF reader must be installed on your system. Such a reader can be freely obtained at

Alternatively, click on the sign at the top right for a PDF version of that particular chapter or section.

online version

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Click on the at the index page,or any of the other pages, for a dynamic HTML version of the slides.

See DejaVU Online (Readers Guide) for an explanation of the navigation options. The principle is simple, click on the right yellow sidebar, until the presentation is finished.

For a VRML version, click on the sign. These links require the blaxxun Contact 3D plugin. Hit the spacebar to advance in the sequence. The backspace takes you one back.


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The CDROM contains the full online version of the course notes. Open the file index.html in Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer, and click on readme for an explanation or introduction multimedia to access the material.

The online version provides you with both an HTML-based presentation format, as well as a VRML-based format, for presenting the lectures in class. The blaxxun Contact 3D VRML browser you need for this may be freely obtained from