The dissertation can be downloaded in several formats:
|thesis.pix.pdf (1.7M)||Adobe Acrobat version (see note below).|
|thesis.tex.tar.gz (182k)||tar file of LaTeX files.|
|thesis.pix.ps.gz (1.0M)||Postscript of text with figures.|
|thesis.nopix.ps.gz (351k)||Postscript of text without figures.|
|thesis.pix.dvi.gz (229k)||DVI of text using figures in figs.tar.|
|figs.tar.gz 620k)||figures for use with thesis.pix.dvi.gz.|
|thesis.nopix.dvi.gz (227k)||DVI of text without figures.|
|abstract.ps.gz (10k)||PostScript version of the abstract page.|
|psfig may need these|
On older Apple Laserprinters with limited memory (circa 1992), the output will stop when it reaches a page with a big figure. Therefore, it may be necessary to print pages with figures separately. If you have a program that will print specific pages of Postscript files, then ftp the Postscript version and split them into separate pages. Page 17 has a list of page numbers for the figures. Otherwise, there are .dvi versions of the thesis with the figures in a separate tar file. These can be converted to Postscript with dvips, which will allow you to print specific pages. The Postcript files here were produced with dvips v5.478 (5.47 should work as well). Note that the tar file (which is not compressed) will unpack 44 compressed images into a directory called figs. Dvips will execute "zcat figs/...", so keep the files compressed and in the figs directory. [I made a few changes recently and haven't tested this, so play around until it works.]
The figures use about a megabyte of space in all, so if you have a low bandwith connection, or little space, you can ftp the smaller version without figures. Also note: the uncompressed Postcript for the whole text with figures is 12Mb. (The compressed version is 1Mb). All compresion was done with gzip.
The latex source file is tar'd with the .sty and .tex files you will need, as well as a directory of .bb files (bounding box descriptions) for the figures. If you want the figures you will need to get the figs.tar file as well. Comment out the '\psdraft' statement at the beginning of the thesis.tex file to get the figures, and uncomment it out to not print out the figures. In either case, you will need the .bb files.
The text is formatted for double-sided copies on US letter-size paper.
The whole text is 233 pages. The Table of Contents is on pages 13-15.
You should be able to extract the table of contents with
dvips -p 13 -n 3 file.dviThen print out just the pages you want.
Note: If you have problems printing on a non-Apple laser printer, try removing the line with "lprep71.pro" in the tex file. lprep71.pro does some Laserwriter setup for Apple's v7.1 printer drivers (again, circa 1992).
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