# ­Courses and Other Resources

Courses

Engineering Resources

• Resources from CSU and Dan Simon
• Writing and Presentations

Controls and Computer Intelligence: Journals, Conferences, and Organizations

Software Resources
When you download a file from the internet it may be in one of several forms.  You can read zip files, PDF files, and postscript files using one of the following free software tools:

Zip Files - A zip file contains one or more compressed files.  Zip files usually have the file extension “zip.”  In that case you can use WinZip to unzip the file.  WinZip is a great file compression tool.  You can download WinZip from www.winzip.com.  (Fortunately the download is not a zip file!)

Postscript Files - A document could also be in postscript form, in which case it usually has the file extension “ps.”  Postscript files can be read with a program called Ghostview.  The main Ghostview page is at http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/. Ghostview can also read PDF files.

MiKTeX  - An up-to-date TeX implementation for the Windows operating system, available at http://miktex.org/. TeX and its high-level form LaTeX is the typesetting software to use if you are serious about writing mathematical and engineering papers (including theses and dissertations).

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