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    Kizmet is offline Moderator
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    decimon is offline Registered User
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    Overdue, IMO. I could never understand the need for revised textbooks for math that hasn't changed since Euclid. And texts that do need frequent revision can be more easily revised digitally.

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    Openstax is very cool and I'm glad Kizmet has started a thread on it. It's hosted by Rice University in TX and offers downloadable introductory textbooks in high-demand subjects. They are free, peer-reviewed and open-licensed, what's not to like?

    Their catalog is here

    https://openstax.org/subjects

    I've downloaded pdfs of many of them for my personal use. The only ones that I've actually read at this point are Microbiology and Astronomy. I thought that overall they were very good and easily the equal of other 'Introduction to...' style collegiate textbooks.
    Last edited by heirophant; 07-15-2017 at 08:18 AM.

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