Tasks for today: See if everyone could install correctly.
In the future, if you want to work on your project, you can log into the calclab machines also from the outside, without having to sit right in front of them. For this, first log into calclab1.math.tamu.edu (this is the login server) and from there continue to ssh to one of the calclab desktop machines. A description of these machines is here: http://calclab.math.tamu.edu/docs/hardware.html. The fastest machines apparently are the ones in Blocker 130, which are apparently named bloc130-01 through bloc130-34.
Talk about the fundamentals of practical implementations of the finite element method. The various concepts mentioned are also the various class groups shown in http://www.dealii.org/developer/doxygen/deal.II/index.html.