Those who officially enrolled in the class should have received an invitation to join the Google group of AMS 209, Fall 2017. Please join the group to introduce your background by replying the the following questions. The questions have been posted in the Google Group.

Q1. What is your name and what is your major?

Q2. Please tell me about your research interests.

Q3. List any courses you took in the past which required for you to use computers, including word processing.

Q4. What do you want to get the most out of it from this class? What is your motivation in taking this class?

Q5. What do you think scientific computing is about? Why do you think people study that?

Q6. What kinds of computing resources and software have you used?

Q7. What kind of computer(s) do you own and what do you do with them?

Q8. Do you have any computing experience using Unix/Linux, or Mac OS X?

Q9. Are you familiar with LaTex?

Q10. Have you heard about version control, for instance, svn or git?

Q11. Have you been involved in any group project in the past?

Q12. How passionate are you in scientific computing? Please let me know if you have any comments and thoughts.