>The powers at be no longer have to ban and burn books to prevent the spread of knowledge
>They just jack up the prices 2500%+
>And no one is none the wiser
Why is this allowed
You can just pirate it.
Most specialized textbooks are also available in draft form (i.e. grammatical errors, formatting errors) and free.
If you want a hard copy, you can just go get on in your library.
The price of those books are high because no one want to buy it except for a few autists and libraries.
>buying a new copy of the latest edition of a textbook.
the second edition is 12$ used off amazon. i can tell you haven't been in school very long because you seem to think there is this huge difference between editions.
protip: there isn't. the books are identical with the exception of a few examples and citations.
Think of a better way to verify job applicants then.
You can't just create massive entrance exams for 1000 people in every companies because it is costly.
Having a certificate/degree is a nice indicator that you passes some basic blocks. Granted the system is flawed, but there is nothing better now and you have to deal with it.
You can get a new copy of the international edition for less than $20.
Your university library almost certainly has minimum 2-3 copies of Rudin.
Pdfs are easily available.
Alternative analysis books could be purchased for $70-80 if you must have a new copy of the latest edition.
Also you seem to think a textbook is worth less than a dollar
>protip: there isn't. the books are identical with the exception of a few examples and citations
This isn't the 23rd edition of a freshman text. If the editions are spaced out over 10 years from each other, there's usually sizable improvements.
>Also you seem to think a textbook is worth less than a dollar
No but go into your local book store and compare the prices of those niche books and standard textbooks. Something ain't right.
>in a field that relies purely on logic
>in a subfield that's been around for centuries
>>that's been around for centuries
I'm so sick of people pull that one out of their asses. The majority of STEM subjects have been created in the 20th century. "Metric spaces" have only been around since 1906.
Dude, I had to rent from Amazon to avoid getting destroyed by my bookstore. They wanted me to pay 226$ just to rent my Numerical Analysis book.
If only my Professor used the 9th edition to teach, then I could have used a free PDF.
that doesn't work when a shitload of the legal professions are based on actual application. you'd have to have an apprentice period with some formal training somewhere.
>teacher posts all the homework problems online
>book is 250$
>just get some Dover book written in the 1940's for like 6$
>all the material is the fucking same
lol you guys are straight retarded
LU decomposition from freshman linear algebra was only invented by Turing in 1948. QR was in 1958. Schrodinger Equation was 1925. Transistors appeared in 1947. FORTRAN came in 1957. C++ was 1983. NP-completeness was 1971. Linear Programming was solved in polynomial time in 1979. Chaos Theory only began to appear in 1961. The US unleashed AIDs in 1981. Fermat's Last Theorem was proved in 1994. The discovery that math and logic were just social constructs created to disproportionately disenfranchise minorities was unearthed in 2015.
The only ancient shit you learn is basic arithmetic (and Euclidean Geometry but no one learns that anymore) in grade school. High school mathematics didn't start appearing until the 16th century and meaningful stuff didn't happen until the 19th century.
I remember a news story a few months ago talking about how people buy them cheap once summer starts and jacks up the price near the start of fall. I would recommend buying them then, although pirating would probably be the best option.