and have recieved some gratifying positive feedback from other instructors who found some of what I had there useful/inspiring. > Students seem to appreciate it. Photocopying 80 pages > is much cheaper than buying any textbooks I know of. > In part this is my answer to the rising costs of > textbooks in an age when production costs must be > going down. Yes, indeed! I think web publishing and freeware is a wonderful thing, to my mind the principal problem is that the author may have total responsibility for finding any errors in his work. But I have found that readers are pretty good about reporting any errors they do find. > So I am looking for information and advice. Any pointers or > stories of the experience others may have had with > similar ventures would be appreciated. I'd urge you to go ahead, I think that putting stuff on the web is a professional responsibility of faculty these days :-) Chris Hillman (graduate student) End of article 248994 (of 249922) -- what next? [npq] sci.math #249007 (34 + 1434 more) (1)+-(1) From: rusin@vesuvius.math.niu.edu (Dave Rusin) \-[1]--[1] [1] Re: free math textbooks on the web Date: Fri Dec 19 11:54:13 EST 1997 The only _real_ problem with books on the web is the lack of quality control. As soon as the academic world can take charge of the gatekeeper function which publishers currently carry out, the web will be a very natural and useful means of disseminating books. By its nature, however, it seems better suited to glossaries, handbooks, and so on, rather than texts. (I still don't want to take a computer into the tub with me.) I've been collecting links to online texts for use in my site's resource lists. Here are some of the ones I've found so far; if anyone knows of any _essentially complete_, _mathematically sound_ online textbooks (at least college level but not research articles or preprints), please send them to me; if I get more than a few I'll post a summary to this newsgroup. dave

- Online textbook in Mathematical Logic [Stefan Bilaniuk]
- Here is an Online
text in graph theory

Also, http://www.mongoosemetrics.com/phone-articles/graph-theory-resource-page.php is recommended by Karen Russell , thanks! - Online Graph theory tutorial
- Online Graph theory glossary.
- Here is an Online text in graph theory
- Online Graph theory tutorial
- Online Lecture notes [X.-D. JIA] (number theory)
- Online arithmetic properties of binomial coefficients [Andrew Granville]
- Online graduate text in ring theory.
- Online chapters of a book-in-progress [Charles Weibel] K-theory
- Analysis WebNotes by John Lindsay Orr.
- Interactive Real Analysis by Bert G. Wachsmuth.
- Links to online course materials in Diff eq.
- Online text by Christopher A. Barker (DE)
- Online text by Angus MacKinnon (DE)
- Online text on Hil bert space methods [Ralph Showalter] (PDE)
- Online intr oduction on Fourier analysis [Forrest Hoffman]
- Online tutorial on wavelets [Robi Polikar]
- Online text(s) [Allen Hatcher] (alg.top.)
- Online Primer on Knot theory [Charilaos Aneziris]
- An online text [Jan de Leeuw] (stat)
- Online introductory book (U.S. Department of Energy) (numer analysis)
- Numerical Analysis at Concordia. (Nice overview, including online lessons on basic topics)
- Statistical Mec hanics online tutorial

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Also try the links from geometry.net

Stefan Bilaniuk
A Problem Course in Mathematical Logic (2 Vol.)
trentu.ca
LaTeX, PDF, PostScript

Edwin H. Connell
Elements of Abstract and Linear Algebra
math.miami
DVI, PDF, PostScript

Maarten M Fokkinga
A Gentle Introduction to Category Theory
twente.nl
PostScript

Allen Hatcher
Algebraic Topology
cornell
PDF, PostScript

John H. Heinbockel
Introduction to Tensor Calculus and Continuum Mechanics
odu.edu
PDF

E.T. Jaynes
Probability Theory: The Logic Of Science
wustl
PDF, PostScript

John Lindsay Orr
Analysis WebNotes
unl.edu
HTML

Marko Petkovsek, Herbert Wilf and Doron Zeilberger
A = B
cis.upenn
PDF

Paul Taylor
Practical Foundations of Mathematics
dcs.qmw.ac.ukHTML

Herbert Wilf
Algorithms and Complexity
cis.upenn
PDF

Herbert Wilf
generatingfunctionology
math.upenn
PDF

The following two titles require a $10 payment for "more
than casual use":

D. Estep and C. Johnson
Practical Analysis in One Variable
http://www.mathphysics.com/claestep/book.html
PDF

Evans M. Harrell II and James V. Herod
Linear Methods of Applied Mathematics
http://www.mathphysics.com/pde/
HTML, PDF (Chapters 1-10 only)

Quite a few titles are available from the On-Line Books Page (upenn books); a list of all titles in math and computer science can be found at QA . Most are older works made available as page images (GIF) from Cornell.

You might also be interested in J.S. Milne's homepage, jmilne , which includes extensive lecture notes (DVI, PDF, PostScript) for courses in Group Theory, Fields and Galois Theory, Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Number Theory, Modular Functions and Modular Forms, Elliptic Curves, Abelian Varieties, Lectures on Etale Cohomology, and Class Field Theory. Marvin Hernandez