Re: Free mathematics textbook, TeX source with GFDL license
- From: Ben Crowell <crowell07@[redacted]>
- Subject: Re: Free mathematics textbook, TeX source with GFDL license
- Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 21:35:37 +0000
> Thanks for this! I'm seeing increasing interest in free online textbooks,
> and not just from teachers and students either. I'm starting to hear
> interest from people in local governments that are considering
> textbook policies.
The state PIRGs are heavily involved in this:
> If there are other good free textbook indexes out there, that don't simply
> duplicate the ones above, I'd be very interested in hearing about them.
> I'll also be happy to add individual listings for textbooks that have
> made it into major libraries, or that are assigned as course reading
> in classes at appropriate institutions that *aren't* the author's.
> If anyone knows of some such titles that I don't already list, please
> send me details. I realize that there is lots of useful informal, draft, or
> low-profile material that these criteria won't cover, but hopefully the
> most significant online textbooks will meet these criteria, and
> sites like textbookrevolution.org and others can cover the broader
> spectrum of course materials more thoroughly than I can in my titles index.
One that you might want to list is my wife's French text:
I think it meets your criteria -- at the top of the page is a list of
schools that have adopted it.
Here's another that I think qualifies:
This is a text that was published by a major publisher in the 70's. The
copyright has now reverted to the author, who has made it free online.
(Very cool book, BTW.)