2. What am I supposed to know?
It is assumed that you:
If you feel that the above does not apply to you, let your
instructor know now. Otherwise, you may want to start a separate
shell window right
away. In this window, you can then run physica and try different commands as we
- have an account on bohr, one of the central servers at Brock;
- know a little bit about Unix or Linux, its file and command structure, and
some editor like vi or pico. Linux is a version of Unix
meant for machines that use an Intel-compatible processor or CPU, including
the current Apple desktop and laptop computers.
- can use a mouse, are familiar with the concept of windows, and
with the process of clicking and dragging to manipulate windows
(closing, resizing, etc.).
Briefly about the notation used in this document:
this font is used to indicate a ``computer word'', i.e. a
prompt or a message from a program, while something
you need to type in shows up like this.
In the latter case, a carriage return is implied at the
end of every line of input.