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Project GlobalText Call for Volunteers

  1. Jun 29, 2010 #1
    Hi PhysicsForum-ers,

    I would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the GlobalText project. http://globaltext.terry.uga.edu/

    Their mission is to have people write "open access" text books and then freely distribute them throughout the world.

    I have offered to act as "editor-in-chief" of a few books that I thought I could get some systematic contributions to. This is where you come in. We are trying to demonstrate the "power of the masses". That is, if we can get a reasonable number of volunteers, this should be a very easy and quick project. I have created a sign up sheet for a couple of books:

    Calculus:
    https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc...VlMQTJpVUlyLVFpUVhLaHc&hl=en&authkey=CNW4zrkH

    Algebra:
    https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc...3ZRQy1CVEY3YlV5UDVLbUE&hl=en&authkey=CN_TksMK

    There is some material to pull from here:
    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Algebra
    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Calculus

    The intended audience is high school level students, so these books are going to be titled "Practical Algebra" and "Practical Calculus", indicating and implying that these are not theoretical texts, but rather the reader should be able to understand and apply the "how and when" to use these ideas. These are not the the place for giant tables of rules and properties. Readers can refer to classic texts for those types of items! The focus must be on explaining concepts.

    Please let me know if you are interested in helping either by signing up or emailing me at daviddoria@gmail.com.

    Thanks!

    David
     
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