PROCEDURES FOR ORDERING
Computation and Problem Solving
By David M. Cook
Department of Physics
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Appleton, WI 54911-5626
Note: This form is intended for requesting a quotation for
the printing of several copies of a selected version
of Computation and Problem Solving in Undergraduate Physics.
If you are seeking an examination copy, please refer to
this alternate form.
Until such time as a suitable commercial publisher is identified,
Computation and Problem Solving in Undergraduate Physics will be
available from the author. The procedure for obtaining copies is as
I regret that I am not able to ship copies
to or receive payment from destinations not in the United States.
- The end user decides which components are to be included in the
desired assemblage and the number of copies needed, then fills in and
submits the cost inquiry form below. There is no minimum order, though
the cost per copy goes up as the number of copies goes down.
Because of the customization
involved and because no two end users are
likely to want exactly the same assemblage, end users must understand
that unused copies cannot be returned for credit.
- With help from the printer, the author determines the
cost for the desired
number of copies of the desired components, and emails a detailed
quotation to the end user. The quotation will indicate costs for
printing and binding.
- Via U.S. mail or FAX (not email), the end user sends the author
a formal purchase order that
includes a copy of---or at least refers to---the quotation.
- The author generates a PostScript file containing the
desired components and sends that file electronically to Sir Speedy in
Green Bay, Wisconsin, which business prints and binds the copies and
ships them to the end user at an address the end user will supply in the
- Sir Speedy bills the author for the printing, binding,
packing, and shipping charges, and the author---i.e., Lawrence
University---pays Sir Speedy.
University bills the end user for the quoted amount plus packing plus
shipping plus 5% Wisconsin state sales tax (if we are
required by Wisconsin state law to collect that tax). [We know that when
the purchaser takes possession out of the state of Wisconsin or when
the purchase is for resale even within the state of Wisconsin, the purchaser is
exempt from this state sales tax, though we don't know what documentation
we would have to require to attest to the fact of purchase for resale.]
- The end user (or the end user's institution or agent) pays Lawrence
following instructions that will be on the bill. Bills must be paid by
check; Lawrence University is not set up to accept credit cards.
By way of example, if all selectable components are
included (full version),
CPSUP will run to about 975 printed sides (488 sheets
of paper) and, since
the binding process has a limit of about 275 sheets (550 pages),
will be bound in two volumes, with the table of contents at the
beginning of both volumes and the index at the end of
both volumes. In contrast, if only the generic components
associated with MATLAB, MAPLE, and LaTeX are included (MML version), then
CPSUP runs to 362 printed sides (181) sheets of paper) and would
be bound in a single volume. In the middle, a more representative
volume containing IDL, MATHEMATICA, Programming, FORTRAN, C, Numerical Recipes,
and LaTeX runs to 500 pages (250 sheets) and would be bound in a single volume.
As of 11 July 2006, costs for various numbers of these three
|No. of copies
||$59.00 per copy
||$30.25 per copy
||$26.00 per copy
||$57.00 per copy
||$29.25 per copy
||$22.00 per copy
||$52.50 per copy
||$25.50 per copy
||$21.50 per copy
||$49.00 per copy
||$25.00 per copy
||$18.75 per copy
plus shipping (and Wisconsin sales tax, if we need to add it).
Cost Inquiry Form