Important Plug-ins to accessorize your WEB browser.
(Important Note: CIS computer does not have speakers. To hear
audio you must bring your own audio headset to the computer laboratory.)
Go to this site to obtain the latest version
of Real Network's Real Player.
Go to this site to obtain the latest version (5) of Apple's
You will need this reader (curent version is 4.0) to download
and print copies of Problem Sets and Examinations from our Web site. The computers
in the CIS laboratories should all have this reader already installed. The
free Adobe Acrobat Reader allows you to view, navigate, and print PDF files
across all major computing platforms.
I recommend downloading the 2.6 version. Chemscape Chime allows
scientists to view chemical structures directly on an HTML page. Chime supports
most of the popular structure display formats that scientists use including
MDL Information Systems' Molfile and Rxnfile and many of the popular 3D display
formats such as the Brookhaven Protein Databank (PDB) format (3D rendering
and RasMol scripting code courtesy of Roger Sayle.)
Shockwave is a free plug-in from Adobe/MacroMedia
which lets you experience animation on the web. Many of the
animations I use in class require this plug-in to view. If
you have your own computer and can access the WEB download
this plug-in and install it. Be sure to indicate the type of
computer and the operating system when you request the
The Flash Player is a free plug-in. Flash is a very popular animation program that integrates very nicely in a web environment.