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  1. Jan 6, 2005 #1
    Where can i find free ebooks about physics ? For example quantum mechanics by j.j.sakurai
     
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  4. Jan 6, 2005 #3

    chroot

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    Sakurai's book is copyrighted, and is not free. Obtaining it in ebook form without paying for it is a crime. We do not condone such activity here.

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  5. Jan 6, 2005 #4

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    Sakurai himself posted his book as a downloadable PDF on the arxiv. How can downloading and using it privately violate the copyright on the published book?
     
  6. Jan 6, 2005 #5

    chroot

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    Er... oops! Sorry folks, I didn't bother to check out the link. Thread re-opened.

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  7. Jan 6, 2005 #6
    I browsed through but couldn't find it. Could you link me to it?
     
  8. Jan 7, 2005 #7
    what about "quantum mechanics:concepts & applications" by noredine zettili? is it copyrighted? if not where can i find it?
     
  9. Jan 7, 2005 #8

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    You know,for some time now,there is a search engine called 'Google'.Why don't u try to use it?Type the author & title in the search bar and u'll find out in a couple of seconds if that book's copyrighted or not.

    There's not JJ Sakurai QM book on "arxiv". :cry: Probably it was there when i didn't know what internet was...Or most likely it never was...

    Daniel.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2005 #9

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  11. Jan 7, 2005 #10

    Dr Transport

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    J.J. Sakurai died long before he could have posted the text on the web. He died in 1983 or so. The book was never finished by him, it was finished by one of his colaborators and published by his wife. It has been revised and a 2nd edition has been published within the past 4 or 5 years I think. If anyone has posted it, it must surely be an illegal copy.
     
  12. Jan 8, 2005 #11
    realy? so wonderful! :surprised I love sharp people. i tought i must employ a private investigator to find it for me.
    what did you say? goglet? google? :confused:
     
  13. Jan 11, 2005 #12

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    realy? so wonderful! I love sharp people. i tought i must employ a private investigator to find it for me.
    what did you say? goglet? google?


    lol. My sentiments exactly!
     
  14. Feb 6, 2005 #13

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    McGill Libraries - Electronic Books

    http://www.library.mcgill.ca/lists/ebooks.html

    General Reference
    Medical References
    History/Geography
    Technical References

    Links to Wiley InterScience OnlineBooks (Registration may be required)

    Characterization of materials
    Encyclopedia of applied physics
    Encyclopedia of bioprocess technology
    Encyclopedia of catalysis
    Encyclopedia of computational chemistry
    Encyclopedia of electrical and electronics engineering
    Encyclopedia of ethical, legal and policy issues in biotechnology
    Encyclopedia of imaging science and technology
    Encyclopedia of polymer science and technology
    Encyclopedia of smart materials
    Encyclopedia of software engineering
    Encyclopedia of space science and technology
    Encyclopedia of telecommunications
    Handbook of chemicals and gases for the semiconductor industry
    Kirk-Othmer encyclopedia of chemical technology
    Reference manual for telecommunications engineering
    Ullmann's encyclopedia of industrial chemistry
     
  15. Feb 6, 2005 #14

    Tom Mattson

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    You can't get a free e-copy of Sakurai, but you can get these lecture notes that are about the same level:

    http://fafalone.hypermart.net/lectures.pdf

    There are some shortcomings though, the most noticeable one being the total absence of the SHO problem. Haret Rosu had a e-Books for both classical and quantum mechanics (both graduate level) at the arXiv, but they aren't there anymore.

    However, I did download them when they were available and I can email you a copy if you want. Just send me a PM.
     
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  16. Feb 6, 2005 #15
    they have courant and apostol book online also for free
     
  17. Feb 6, 2005 #16
    Where? :confused:
     
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    dextercioby

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    Nope,i'm sorry.No link worked for me.But i could direct you both to an alternative for the wolfram site.
    Abramowitz & Stegun is online here

    The .pdf file is for sale,unfortunately... :yuck: :cry:

    Daniel.
     
  20. Feb 6, 2005 #19
    try googling "differential integral calculus: kr" and " download apostol calculus" (go to reference materials)
     
  21. Feb 6, 2005 #20

    dextercioby

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    I'm not really eager to dld a book on calculus... :tongue2:

    Maybe when i'll start forgetting stuff... :rolleyes:

    Daniel.
     
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