PHYSICS EDUCATION NEWS (PEN) May 1994, No. 1 An electronic newsletter of the AIP Education

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PHYSICS EDUCATION NEWS (PEN) May 1994, No. 1 An electronic newsletter of the AIP Education Division AIP IMPLEMENTS LISTSERVER FOR PEN MAILING LIST AIP has implemented a Listserver, an automatic tool to manage the electronic mailing list for PEN. From now on, individuals will be able to add and delete their own email addresses from the PEN distribution list. Please follow the instructions below to add or delete yourself, and pass them along to colleagues who might also wish to receive PEN. (PLEASE NOTE: If you received this message, you are already on the listserver's PEN mailing list and do NOT need to add yourself!) INSTRUCTIONS Your email message should be sent to: listserv@aip.org Leave the "Subject:" line blank. As the body of the message, the following commands should be used: add pen The listserver will read the email address to be added from your message header. The command "subscribe" may also be used in place of "add". add pen If you want to add an address for someone else, or an address other than the one you are using to send the message, you may use this three- field command. help If you do not have the instructions handy, type this command and the listserver will respond with instructions. faq pen This command will respond with brief information (frequently asked questions) about PEN. delete pen The listserver will read the email address to be deleted from your message header. The command "unsubscribe" may also be used in place of "delete". NOTE: To protect against unauthorized deletions, the listserver DOES NOT allow you to delete any address other than the one in the header of your message. To have a different address deleted (for example, if you have moved and your previous account has been closed down), please send a note to pen-listserv-manager@aip.org, and we will take care of it for you. GOPHER, FTP ARCHIVES CREATED FOR PEN As a service to our readers, AIP has set up an archive for back issues of PEN. It can be accessed either via a gopher program, or through anonymous file transfer protocol (ftp), the standard Internet method for transferring files. The archive contains PENs from the beginning of 1993 through the most recent issue. For those readers with access to a gopher, use your gopher program to connect to "pinet.aip.org", and you will see the PEN archives as menu choice #4: 4. AIPINFO - Access Physics Education News (PEN) Archives For those readers unable to use a gopher, ftp to "pinet.aip.org", and follow the directions below: 1) Login as "anonymous" and use your full e-mail address as the password 2) Type the Change Directory command: "cd archives/pen" 3) View the README file that resides there for PEN by typing: "get README.PEN |more" or "get README.PEN -" (to scroll it) 4) Change the directory to the year you are interested in (1993 or 1994): ftp> cd 1994 5) List the files on the directory chosen by entering "ls" or "dir": ftp> ls 6A) To simply view an issue of PEN on your screen, use the command: "get penYY.MMM# |more", where YY is the last two digits of the year, MMM are the first three letters of the month, and # is the issue number (1 or 2). For example: ftp> get pen94.apr2 |more 6B) To scroll an issue on your screen, use instead "get penYY.MMM# - ": ftp> get pen94.apr2 - 6C) To transfer the issue to your home directory, use the command "get penYY.MMM#". This will automatically place the file in your home directory. For example: ftp> get pen94.apr2 7) When finished, type "quit" to leave the AIP ftp server ***************************** PEN is being published on a trial basis through December 31, 1994. Please tell us your opinion of PEN. American Institute of Physics Education Division Contact: Mr. Tracy Schwab 301-209-3007, tschwab@aip.org *****************************

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