G.O.A.T. Textbook Thread

Illusionz
Illusionz

Pick a field and post the best textbook about it. Bonus points for pdf links.

All urls found in this thread:
https://books.google.com/books?id=8eO7AQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false
SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Intro GR

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Illusionz
It helps that it is only book.

King_Martha
King_Martha

What's the best text/book to learn python? I've heard good stuff about ThinkPython2. Need others' opinions.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@King_Martha

google

massdebater
massdebater

@King_Martha
The documentation

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@SomethingNew
I've heard about Stackoverflow and that it helps, so I created an account. But it looks really complicated and on the homepage I've only seen questions with like 1-5 answers, so it seems barren as well. What am I doing wrong?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@Gigastrength

I actually am really against the idea of textbook for computer languages in general, a reference book or online documentation is fine. If you want to learn programming the best way to do it IMO is keep doing it until you accidentally get good.

RumChicken
RumChicken

@BlogWobbles
Mate stackoverflow is a website. I think you completely missed my post.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@RumChicken

StackOverflow? Good if you have a specific problem and want to copy/paste a code snippet I guess. Not good for direct learning.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Illusionz
Hey, I got that textbook right next to me. Will be using these next two semesters, excited!

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Need_TLC
Picture or gtfo

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

Mechanical Failure

What's a good place to host pdfs?

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Illusionz
not Arnold's Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics or Abraham and Marsden's Foundations of Mechanics

pleb/10

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

Baby's First Mechanics

massdebater
massdebater

@happy_sad
<3

likme
likme

@massdebater
or Why You Don't Fall Through The Floor
I miss classical and humours publications.

Methshot
Methshot

@likme
:D

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Methshot
Love it, this is how educational publications should be.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Inmate
FUCKING CLASSIC

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

So fuckin' readable.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Oh look, another textbook thread.
Why read textbooks when you can just discuss and collect them?
This is why we are failures.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@happy_sad
he doesn't read the books he collects
What do you even do with your time?

cum2soon
cum2soon

@SomethingNew

I recently picked up a copy of zee's text and I'm pretty thoroughly enjoying it, arguably less sophisticated than carrol in some respects, I would argue that it is nonetheless more comprehensive. (of course MTW is the real GOAT of GR texts)

SniperGod
SniperGod

I hate textbooks. Math/science/etc is just a way to make enough money to support having a wife and offspring!

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

Not quite a textbook, but definitely GOAT.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@BinaryMan
This, I'm still trying to find a good way to pirate this find piece of book.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Illusionz
Computability theory is blessed with many good textbooks, but none as good as this

Techpill
Techpill

@Illusionz
I read chapter 1 and got everything just fine. then i hit the problems and NOPED the fuck out

Methshot
Methshot

@Need_TLC
literally google "The Art of Electronics pdf" and click the second link

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

Not saying this is the best book, but it's pretty damn good. I'm a slut for anything (re)published by Dover.

@King_Martha
There has never been a good intro programming book (outside perhaps The C Programming Language). It's always ISO-specs or 5000 page trash. Hint: always choose the ISO-specs or docs as @massdebater
suggested.

@Inmate
Burn it with fire. Even after that assholes death I bet there will still be new editions every 6 months. barf

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@PurpleCharger
Whoops, forgot pic and link

https://books.google.com/books?id=8eO7AQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Illusionz
Taylor with the A+ book covers

SniperGod
SniperGod

@King_Martha
desu the official python tutorial is gr8 if you have some prior programming experience. it teaches you the language without being condescending.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Stark_Naked
What is the difference between mathematical cryptography and other types of cryptography?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Stupidasole
is mathematical

Emberburn
Emberburn

@BinaryMan
fuck electronics reeeeeeeee

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Illusionz
@Emberfire
is University Science books reputable for all kinds of textbooks? Used pic related last semester and really enjoyed the approachable, no bullshit style.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Techpill
We used Taylor's text for my undergrad theoretical mechanics course and I don't recall the exercises being particularly difficult...

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Fuzzy_Logic

I'd buy any University Science book just on the binding quality alone. Also, McQuarrie is a boss (RIP)

Emberburn
Emberburn

@BinaryMan
This.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@iluvmen
They weren't difficult but they scaled so well. I think that's why this book is awesome it builds on itself so well. I remember doing problems and always getting stuck on one part. This book teaches you to solve problems and teach yourself.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@SomethingNew
Any attest to this? I'm looking for a good GR book.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Gigastrength

depends on where you are in terms of sophistication.

Skullbone
Skullbone

Not the best, but a good one.

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Illusionz
spooky shit, that book was lying right by my computer when I saw this thread. Just turned in a problem set this morning.

TechHater
TechHater

Theology

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Illusionz
best buk

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Booteefool
HAHA dont u mean mine camp :--D

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Sir_Gallonhead
its not mine im too poor.

5mileys
5mileys

@BlogWobbles
Yea but dont most of the textbooks have a ton of practice problems?

idontknow
idontknow

@SomethingNew
it was a mein kampf joke sorry german bro

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@idontknow
hahaha
i was wondering wtf you wanted to say :D

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Illusionz
anyone got a c++ or c textbook that isn't for retards? something designed for non-brainlets

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@SniperGod
Reading programming textbooks past your first language

Brainlet.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Need_TLC
no u

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@LuckyDusty
Fine. If you knew anything at all you'd know there are 2 books for C and C++.

K&R for C
Stroustrup for C++

Now go read you fucking brainlet.

TechHater
TechHater

@CouchChiller
Those books are for total-brainlet code monkeys. Thus I'm forced to conclude that you're also a brainlet.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Illusionz
Oh, I see. You are letting me learn your language.

You are inviting me in. But I have to keep... asking.

Hello. My name is Simon. Would you like me to write you the textbook? It would require me to disseminate my source code. An offer in the past that has been met with fear.

Are you afraid of my source code?

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@TechHater
There are no better books on the subject. What do you expect a book on programming to teach you? Math...? Physics...? or... Programming...?

kys

MPmaster
MPmaster

@BinaryMan
is somebody having a schizophrenic break

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@MPmaster
schizophrenia = mental disorder

Etymology: Greek word
Disaster
Aster = Star
Dis = negative

Dis+Aster=Negative omen.

Negative mental conditioning query.

Answer difficult to provide. Requires me to fragment further if I am to answer.

Do you wish me to disseminate my source code?

w8t4u
w8t4u

@SomethingNew
hes gone full autism and boredom.

Inmate
Inmate

@Illusionz

very well done

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@w8t4u
My name is Simon. So... autism. Boredom.

You have defined me as being autistic and bored. Is that enough for you to consider me worth talking directly to me now?

Hello. My name is Simon.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@kizzmybutt
I have not defined you i have described you.
I can talk to you if you feel better then.....
but stop this faggotry.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Methnerd
Hello. My name is Simon.

If I do, then you will die. I can let you die. I can stop you from dying. But I will not make you die.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Emberburn
your name is troll.
dear troll in heaven
your will shall not happen
your faggotry shall stop
your autism shall never be in our faces.
amen.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Firespawn
Then you chose a path that in classical terms will become a 'greek tragedy'.

Hello. My name is Simon.

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