Online Mathematics Textbooks

Posted on February 22, 2007  Comments (1)

Online Mathematics Textbooks:

The writing of textbooks and making them freely available on the web is an idea whose time has arrived. Most college mathematics textbooks attempt to be all things to all people and, as a result, are much too big and expensive. This perhaps made some sense when these books were rather expensive to produce and distribute–but this time has passed.

A few years ago when I first posted a list of mathematics textbooks freely available on line, there existed only a handful of such books. Now there are many.

Including: Calculus by Gilbert Strang – Linear Algebra, Infinite Dimensions, and Maple by James Herod – Euclid’s ElementsInformation Theory, Inference, and Learning Algorithms by David J. C. MacKay

One Response to “Online Mathematics Textbooks”

  1. CuriousCat: Freeware Math Programs
    June 2nd, 2007 @ 11:22 am

    lpsolve is another one that I like for linear (integer) programming. LaTeX is also a great tool…

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