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Another Thread About Solutions Manuals

  1. May 12, 2012 #1
    I've always looked at the forums here, but never bothered to make an account or post, so this is my first post.

    Typically inquiries about finding instructor's solutions manuals are locked for advocating cheating, but most of the student solutions manuals I have are total garbage. I like to study on my own, so I'm two years ahead of my curriculum, and it gets to a point where sometimes I have no idea if the answer I got was right. Or, like when I was studying Lagrangian/Hamiltonian mechanics, sometimes I have no idea how to go about solving a problem, and the more advanced the courses get, the fewer places there are to find help online.

    On that note, has anyone figured out a reliable way to attain instructor's solutions manuals? When I work through a textbook I like to do every single problem available, and without something to check my work I'm completely lost.

    edit: I should add that I am only interested in legal ways of obtaining them, and do not intend to cheat nor do I advocate it
    Last edited: May 12, 2012
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  3. May 12, 2012 #2
    The rules clearly state that asking for solution manuals is not allowed here.

    Emphasis mine:

  4. May 12, 2012 #3


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    I'm indulging in overriding the the thread lock for a minute, in order to clarify something:

    Publishers intend instructors' solution manuals to be distributed only to instructors, and we intend to abide by that restriction, regardless of the actual law that may be applicable in whatever country.
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