About those optional exercises...

This is the archived website of SI 413 from the Fall 2012 semester. Feel free to browse around; you may also find more recent offerings at my teaching page.

You will notice that some exercises in labs are marked "optional". What this means is:

So why would you ever do them? Well, perhaps one of these situations applies to you:

My hope is that these "optional" exercises are fun little challenges for you, with little risk. Any feedback you might have for me regarding their efficacy would be appreciated.