At 10:37 AM 4/20/2000 -0400, Michael Feldman wrote:
>Solving problems that appear at the ends of chapters, and so on,
>is part of the homework. Authors do not usually give out full
>solution sets to the public, for precisely this reason. In my case,
>my publisher stores a solution set in a password-protected ftp site,
>to which (only) a bona fide instructor can gain access. The student
>told me privately that his class is using John McCormick's fine book;
>perhaps John will weigh in here with a comment.
Mike, thanks for the compliment! Particularly since I admire your books so
Like Mike's my publisher also make solutions to all exercises available to
instructors. I also include the solutions in the back of the book to about
one third of the 560 exercises.
>Please take heed and lend your support to the educational process.
>Team-ers, I promise not to undercut your work, if you promise not
>to undercut mine.:-)
I want to applaud the student's honesty in telling us that he was working
on a class assignment. I've seen a lot of requests for answers to
exercises in my textbooks posted as though they were not class assignments.
I thought that the initial hints given on by Team-Ada members were
reasonable responses. Hopefully they were enough to get him to complete
the task BEFORE the complete answer was posted.
John W. McCormick [log in to unmask]
Computer Science Department [log in to unmask]
University of Northern Iowa voice (319) 273-2618
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0507 fax (319) 273-7123