Name a single good textbook published by Pearson, I fucking dare you to try.
Hint: There are none
Fundamental Elemental Concepts of Fuck with Mastering Bullshit for a low,low price of $299, new editions released bi-annually and a secret deal with your university forcing professors to use the most recent edition of the book.
What the fuck am I looking at here? Why on earth is there a picture of King George and a musket in the background?
Pearson publishes Munkres, which is the only one they publish I know of that I actually like enough to recommend to people.
Artin's algebra is a decent book too though. Just overpriced when there are better alternatives.
Publish or Perish hardly even counts, I don't even think they've put out a dozen books and half their library is by Spivak
Agreed on Cambridge though, most Cambridge books are really top-notch.
AMS Chelsea puts out a lot of really high-quality math texts, although they have a bad habit of keeping outdated classics in print
>bad habit of keeping outdated classics in print
That's a good habit, mate.
Sometimes it's so hard to find a good old reference book, because the market is flooded with modern ones that aren't as good.
I've only recently been catching onto this myself.
Their operating systems book goes into the material way to slowly and still skimps on important details.
Their Feedback control of dynamical systems book gives no context to anything that they try to poorly explain.
The worst publisher is Morgan Kaufmann (MK)
>All their shit is paperback
>All their paperbacks are incomplete and rip out half the sections onto CDs
All my fucking hate
Linear Algebra - Hoffmann, Kunze
But that was 40 years ago and the fuckers still haven't published a re-print.
Dover is GOAT though.
holy shit i thought i was imagining that, i even told a friend and she thought i was crazy
we're using concept of genetics 10th because the 11th edition is sold out and had been since before starting the course yet they wouldnt change textbooks (i dont really know how texbook choice takes place though). and when they finally got a new batch of the 11th edition our prof brought the book and was actually asking "SO HOW MANY OF YOU ARE YOU GOING TO BUY THIS EH????"
funny shit is that in 90% of lectures the powerpoints they use are always using other books, fucking hell
I'm pretty ignorant on the subject, even though every single experience I've had with Pearson has been miserable, but what about pic related?
I've heard this was a great comprehensive textbook for introductory physics, and I'm curious to know if that's true or not since I just started working out of it.
I remember having to use Pearson textbooks in high-school.
The physics one we used were filled with so much irrelevant "FUN FACT" tidbits and filler material that wasn't related to curriculum at all.
A lot of the students would rent the textbooks out because they were "required" but learn the entirety of the courses from outside material, just because the textbook had such a poor signal-to-noise ratio.
I had rant in the other thread about lower paper quality and cutting important chapters (and the preface+appendices which is actually extremely important to serious students) just because the fuckwits want to save a bit on paper and ink. They're fucking stupid they will usually put the missing chapters on CDs etc. so they're barely cutting costs anyway.
Seriously boycott Pearson. Tell your faculty not to buy their shit until they stop fucking up.
They're money whores who aren't even good at money whoring, they cut on everything important and still can't keep their prices low.
I'm actually considering drafting a petition from faculty in all major departments in our country to send to several authors of key titles that we'd like to keep using, but will only do so if they sign with a different publisher. I know it doesn't effect authors that much whether their books sell, but they do care about their academic reputation and if several departments ask them to switch publishers they'd do it in a heart beat.
Seriously they fuck over our undergrads with shit quality printing for books that are supposed to last as a life time reference while still retaining very high prices. I'm not using any Pearson publication in my syllabus anymore and convinced most of our faculty to do the same.
>course has mandatory assignments through those stupid fucking MyLabs
>can't get around feeding these jews money by torrenting or buying an old copy from two editions ago
I assume the artist of that meme associated those two things because Pearson is a British company and are absolute shit. If it isn't obvious yet Pearson is evil and plotting to bring the USA down through poorly written textbooks.
does anyone know where I can get an expired masteringphysics access code.
other people have been having trouble with their codes in my class and now Pearson is just handing out new codes for anyone with trouble in our class, but you need an expired or already used code to make it work. I am using the 14 temp access right now and would love to save the $70-$120 (Amazon or Bookstore) of buying the code.
Teacher threatened to stop using their books so now they are being nice.
>a secret deal with your university
No, it's actually med schools that require the newest edition of intro science books or they will blacklist your university. It makes sense with bio* books since each edition tells of how the old edition was full of shit but it's retarded for math/chem/physics books
University Physics is fine and is used as a reference book along with Halliday/Resnick/Walker by quite a few people.
Y&F is a perfectly fine textbook.
I'd like to hear what you could possible have against it, but you're just going to greentext words without any meaning to them.
You know: North Korea, cyber warfare, 9/11, terrorism, Islamic extremism, national security, communism, homophobia, racism, bigotry, school shootings, mental health issue, rising Chinese influence, gun violence, the state of the economy, drug culture, war against misogyny...
You can never be too safe.
But I agree, Pearson is a shitty publisher. Griffiths even shit-talks Pearson on his personal website
Just to back this up:
"...provides a graduate-level, non-historical, modern introduction of quantum mechanical concepts... better prepares the student for the next course in quantum field theory... You will still find such classic developments as neutron interferometer experiments, Feynman path integrals, correlation measurements, and Bell’s inequality..."
Absolutely not a "first introduction for undergrads"