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Open Text Project

Open Text Project
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You will find more information on the Open Text Project at our website. Please use the link below.

The Open Text Project is an ongoing project to develop complete texts for disadvantaged physics students throughout the world. The concept is similar to "open software" for computer programs, except the material is copyrighted to ensure appropriate use. There are five texts presently being developed: graduate electrodynamics, undergraduate classical mechanics, undergraduate quantum mechanics, and a very partial undergraduate electrodynamics text. Dr. Walter Wilcox has developed a new graduate classical mechanics textbook. Dr. Gerald Cleaver has joined in the effort and has posted his collaborative particle physics texts, "A Simple Introduction to Particle Physics". (2 volumes so far). All these may be downloaded in various formats.

We are also pleased to announce that a greatly updated and expanded version of Dr. Wilcox's undergraduate quantum mechanics text, "Quantum Principles and Particles", was published by Taylor and Francis in 2011. Please note that the older versions posted here (copyrighted by Wilcox) will always be available and will not be removed from the server. However, they will remain static. An enhanced buy-back plan has been negotiated with the publisher, and texts will be offered at a substantial discount to students or programs which can not afford to buy or require this text. More details to follow.