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Tools

Currently I use a variety of pencils, pens and paper products.

**Casio fx-3600p**calculator and manual (some 20 years old now);**Casio FX790P**and manuals (some 10-15 years old now);**Custom 3.5GHz i7, 32Gb**running Slackware 14.0 (i.e. Linux/GNU);**Dell dual-PIII 550MHz (1GB)**running a patched Slackware 10.2 (i.e. Linux/GNU); (lasted 13 years uptime, now in shed)**Sharp Zaurus SL-5500**for note-taking etc; also I've copied chunks of the TCAEP site onto it as a useful database of constants and equations.**Fujitsu-Seimens P7010 Lifebook**as my laptop.**Stapler**;**Citizen CBM 777**portable CD player (some 19 years old now, and dying);

**Axe**for text editing (as per the (Debian patched version 6.1.2-15), (or try ftp);**Xfig**for drawing figures (try ftp);**Mutt**for email, this has now replaced**Elm**;**fvwm2**as my computer window manager under X;**Tin**for USENET news; with**Leafnode**for downloading it from newservers;**PGPLOT**as a graphics library (compilation notes), and**Xmgr**for quick plots (try ftp) (actually I don't use this any more);**Scilab**for equation plotting and data analysis (compilation notes).**Xv**(mostly) to view images;**Ghostview**to view postscript and pdf;**Konqueror**,**firefox**or**Lynx**to browse the web.**LaTeX**(teTeX) for calculations, complex notes, and occaisional word processing. Mostly I view the documents with**xdvi**because it understands hyperlinks;- OpenSCAD and OpenFOAM (my slackware install hints here)
- DataSight, fortran code for handling and manipulating data up to 3D (written by me);
- AnimSight, a simple fortran library for animating data (written by me);
**Surface**, code for producing very elegant looking surface plots written by Stephen Carter.- XT_BASE, PGXD_BASE, PS_BASE, basic libraries for writing graphics to X, PGPLOT, or postscript (written by me).
- There is also a collection of maths routines, mostly based on ones from books that produce random numbers, do integrals, fourier transforms, curve fitting (regression, stochastic, and evolutionary), cubic splines of up to three dimensions, and so on.
**gnupg**, encryption and signing tool.

**cow**, code for optical pulse propagation**dmc2**, Monte Carlo code for hole transport in semiconductors**sb-monte**, Monte Carlo code for electron transport in semiconductors, including ee scattering**thzo**, code for calculating electron scattering rates in III-V semiconductors**propag**, code for optical pulse propagation in fibres (mostly SJC)**oscim**, SDE solver for coupled quantum modes**dpo-th**, number-state basis solver for coupled quantum modes

**fortran**(often g77): for number crunching and quick programs;**C**(gcc): when it happens to be convenient;**Bash**shell scripts: to process data, run simulation sets, make command-line short-cuts, and so on.

Just because a book is in this list doesn't mean I use it very much (if at all), or that I like it. I may have got it cheap, it might have been a set text for one of my courses. Some of them, however, are useful.

- Bradley,
*A primer of linear algebra*, (Prentice-Hall) - Eisberg, Resnik,
*Quantum mechanics (of atoms, molecules, solids, nuclei and particles)*, (Wiley) - French, Taylor,
*An introduction to quantum physics*, (Chapman-Hall) - Gardiner,
*Quantum Noise*, (Springer-Verlag) - Grossman,
*Calculus*, (Academic Press) - Harrison,
*Quantum wells, wires and dots*, (Wiley) - Kelly, Pohl,
*C by dissection*, (Benjamin-Cummings) - Kittel,
*Solid state physics*, (Wiley) - Klingshirm,
*Semiconductor Optics*, (Springer-Verlag) - Louden,
*Quantum theory of light*, (Oxford) - Perina,
*Coherence of light*, (VNR) - Rainville, Bedient,
*Elementary differential equations*, (Macmillan) - Reitz, Milford, Christy,
*Foundations of electromagnetic theory*, (Addison-Wesley) - Spiegel,
*Advanced Calculus*, (Schaum/McGraw-Hill) - Spiegel,
*Theoretical Mechanics*, (Schaum/McGraw-Hill) - Schutz,
*A first course in general relativity*, (Cambridge) - Temblay, Sorenson,
*An introduction to data structures with applications*, (McGraw-Hill) - Walls, Milburn,
*Quantum Optics*, (Springer-Verlag) - Wenckebach,
*Quantum physics of semiconductors*, (preprint) *Eton statistical and math tables*, (Heinemann 1980)- ...
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