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Advanced Math, Physics & Chemistry Lab - Frequently Asked Questions

Here you'll find answers to the questions most frequently asked about the lab.

Do I need to have a specific question to use in the lab?

No, you can use the lab as a study area, or to work in small groups. When you have a question, we try to help.

Do I need to make an appointment?

No, the lab is a drop-in center. If there are more students than tutors available at any time, the lab is run on a first come, first served basis.

Is the lab equipped with computers?

The Science Computer Lab is next door in Rm-104 CSC.   Our tutors are available and will go next door to help you.

Are the lab computers set up to run MAPLE?

Yes.  They also have ChemSketch.

What tools should I bring?

Bring your textbook and class notes, pen or pencil and a calculator to the lab. We provide scratch paper.

Do I have to use the practice handouts in the lab itself?

No, once you sign in you may pick up any handouts and leave. The solutions are very detailed so they will help you when you are working at home.  All handouts are available on the Lab's Blackboard site. 

Why do we have to sign in?

Our TutorTrac system helps to keep track of lab usage. We want to know which times of the day are busiest and which classes use the lab most frequently. This helps us assess out staffing needs.

What is the difference between the Calculus & Physical Science Tutorial Lab and the Math Lab?

The Calculus & Physical Science Tutorial Lab restricts math coverage to calculus classes; the Math Lab in Cook Hall, room 105 handles all of the other math courses. Also, the Calculus & Physical Science Tutorial Lab deals with the physical sciences (Physics and Chemistry) while the Math Lab deals only with math.