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 QuickTime Player.

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 1.0 version. The 2.0 version is still in beta testing so it may be a little funky. 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 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 download.