You can also order the Student's Solutions Manual.
When used properly, a solutions manual can be an effective and efficient tool for learning how to solve problems. My advice would be to try as many problems in the textbook as you can (say, all of the odd problems in the sections we cover), and if/when you get stuck, consult the solutions manual. Study the solution and learn the technique used to arrive at the answer. The benefit you gain from this process will be roughly proportional to how long you think about the problem on your own before consulting the solution. As you progress, you should be able to solve most of the problems on your own, and only consult the solutions manual to check whether you did them correctly.
NOTE: If you didn't come to lab and you would like to obtain the handouts 6.2 and 6.4 mentioned above, please email me. I don't have softcopies, but I can leave hardcopies outside my office for you to pick up. This offer expires on December 10. (There were 3 remaining copies outside my office door as of 12/05.)
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Last modified: 2009.12.05
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