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February 17, 2004

Free Texts

[Via Bitácora de matemáticas] an amazing collection of Mathematics texts available free over the Web.

To that, maybe I should add a couple of Warren Siegel’s books: Fields and the long out-of-print, but now free Superspace (Gates, Grisaru, Roček and Siegel).

Any others?

Posted by distler at February 17, 2004 12:14 PM

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Re: Free Texts

Dunno about books, but lotsa nice stuff here.

Posted by: Aaron on February 17, 2004 5:13 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Free Texts

Dave Mackay has his book Information Theory, Pattern Recognition and Neural Networks avaliable for download in a bewildering range of different formats. This is a pretty impressive acheivement given that it’s still very much in print.

Posted by: jgraham on February 17, 2004 5:32 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Free Texts

And Ben Simons has his lecture notes on Phase Transitions and Collective Phenomona online (his notes from the Concepts in Theoretical Physics course are already listed; Ii actually attended that course but was too scared to take the exam).

I’m not sure why I’m saying this here rather than emailing the person who maintains the page. I’m also not sure why all the notes that I’m pointing out are from Part III (fourth year) Minor-option courses that I’m not taking.

So much intesting stuff to learn, too little brainpower to understand it :(

Posted by: jgraham on February 17, 2004 5:44 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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Actually, a bunch of courses here seem to have the full handouts on the webpages and quite a number of the handouts are maximal i.e. can be read as an introductory book on a subject rather than requiring the lectures to fill in substantial gaps. Having said that, it looks like some of the better lecture notes for mathematical courses are already listed.

I’d never really noticed before because I always get printed copies of the handouts at the lectures :)

Posted by: jgraham on February 17, 2004 5:53 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

Re: Free Texts

This is more oriented towards condensed matter, but there is a large collection of review articles and links to online textbooks here. I noticed that many of the RMP articles here are also in the link Aaron posted.

Posted by: B(rian W.) on February 18, 2004 6:33 PM | Permalink | Reply to this

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