Across the Curriculum
Assignment 2 - NETSCAPE ORIENTATION (10 points)
The purpose of this exercise is to give you practice in using Netscape and the different functions that are available to you. Look at the buttons at the top of the page. The ones you will find most useful are: BACK, FORWARD, and PRINT. Back takes you to the previous screen, Forward to the next screen. Practice these keys. When printing, remember pages with large pictures will take a very long time, simpler graphics not so long, and text only is reasonably fast.
Look at each of the menu options at the top of the screen. GO is a useful shortcut to a page you have looked at previously.
Click on the Netscape icon to open Netscape.
Click on FILE and go to PAGE SETUP. There are three sets of boxes labelled Left, Middle, Right. Choose the following print options:
Title - Top Left (Top = Header) Date - Top Right Location - Bottom Left (Bottom = Footer)
Location is the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) or address of a website. You will need this information for your bibliography, so it is useful to have it print out on your document.
Click on Mathematics.
What is the name of the Mathematics Department Chair, this person's phone number and office number?
The first part of the URL - before the first back slash (/) is called the domain name. The “edu” at the end of the URL indicates the site is from an educational institution. Other endings are “com” for commercial site, "org" for organization, and "gov" for government agency. Foreign countries have endings that indicate the country e.g. uk for United Kingdom, and au for Australia. You can often guess at the URL of an organization or agency by combining the correct ending with their name or an abbreviation.
What organization maintains this site?
Who is the author of this page?
Click on mathematical history of trigonometry. Print out this page.
Use BACK to go to the page listed above (not the Netscape homepage) and click on MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive. Click on Mathematicians of the day.
Find the name of the first Mathematician listed.
Find the name of the Mathematicians who have an *, or **, or *** by their name.
Click on one of the posters and write the name of the mathematician and the sentence describing him/her.
Use GO to return to the History of Mathematics Home Page
Click on HISTORY TOPICS INDEX.
What is the title of the item numbered 4.?
Click on this item.
Find in this article the location and name of the place that was able to perform calculations to 50 billion places!
Find in this article what (Section I, House Bill No. 246, 1897) is about.
Write your guess below:
And now check it out, were you correct?
What is the name of the person who maintains this page?
Click on Words beginning with S - Z. Find three trigonometric terms that we talked about these past few days, and give the date the word was first used and by whom.
Updated August 25, 2003