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Albert Tarantola has made a number of his books available for free from his web page,
including
Elements
of Physics and a new edition of his classic Inverse
Problem Theory
Petr Krysl has released under the GPL his SOFEA
Matlaboriented OO toolkit for finite element analysis.
There is a nice book that goes with this too. Jon Claerbout has all or parts of several of his geophysics books available electronically. Click here to venture west to Stanford University. Lecture notes and survey papers from Paderborn on mathematics and computer science. This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics by John Baez, is one of the very best things on the WWW. Baez also has lots of other interesting works available from his web site. His tutorial on general relativity is superb. Several nice books on continuum mechanics (in French) by Jean Garrigues from the Ecole Superieure de Mechanique de Marseilles. Jim Berryman of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has written Lecture Notes on Nonlinear Inversion and Tomography, which you can download by clicking here. The Free Software Foundation maintains lists of freely accessible books on various topics. Hundreds of nontechnical books including many of the great works of literature online from Project Gutenberg.

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