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Old 2020-05-08, 10:29   #1
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Springer decided to release access to the following text books.
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Springer decided to release access to the following text books.
Thanks. WOW! That's quite a list. ( 400+ books ). Lots of Math & programming and also ...
my favorite title from the list:
"Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things"

( It's actually a book about semiotics ).

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Thank you, this is wonderful.
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Serge Lang's Algebra appears to be mistakenly on the list, it still shows up as non-free.
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Thank you, this is wonderful.
Indeed! Thanks. I just passed this onto some GoB officials.

Perhaps Ken could do his curation thing again on this subject domain? (Please.) It would be great to be able to point to a list of high-quality materials and systems available to anyone motivated to learn.

Free textbooks and other training materials and environments, as well as the free general-purpose compute we recently discovered is available. Colab and Kaggle, of course, but there are others available with appropriate arrangements.
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A remarkable collection!

Thanks for the news! Shared at work, people are ecstatic.

P.S. Yes, there are a few more books in it that are not free, but "nearly all" are.
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Serge Lang's Algebra appears to be mistakenly on the list, it still shows up as non-free.
Apparently a few non-free text books are in this list, still trying to understand if I can push those throughout Uni VPN connection. Will let you know once I get a clear response.
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By going to the Springer site, one can download an .xlsx file that might be handier than the .pdf file. (And LibreOffice has no problems reading that file format.)

The download link is "Free English textbook titles (all disciplines)" https://resource-cms.springernature.com/springer-cms/rest/v1/content/17858272/data/v5

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Serge Lang's Algebra appears to be mistakenly on the list, it still shows up as non-free.
I do NOT recommend this book. It is a decent reference but very hard to learn from.
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Serge Lang's Algebra appears to be mistakenly on the list, it still shows up as non-free.
Formerly available at a steep discount for members of Serge Lang's "Book of the Month" club.

Sometimes described as "Globally correct but locally wrong."

While generally not considered an introductory text, it is said that one can learn a great deal from it by correcting the mistakes in it.

One of the most (in)famous exercises in any graduate-level text book appears in the chapter on Homology:

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Take any book on homological algebra, and prove all the theorems without looking at the proofs given in that book.
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I do NOT recommend this book. It is a decent reference but very hard to learn from.
I actually wasn't planning to DL it for myself, it was the most prominent NT text I saw in the list, figured it would be of interest to some of the folks around here.
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