Your math textbooks may be costing you an arm and a leg, so you might be surprised to learn that there are plenty of professional-quality math textbooks available for free in PDF. Here we've selected some of the best available free math textbooks. Many thanks to Georgia Tech's very extensive listing of free math textbooks. |

### The Best Free Math Textbooks

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Book of Proof | Known as a text that students actually read. Approved by American Institute of Mathematics. Aesthetically pleasing page layout, original exercises. | Hammack | Author's webpage for text | MAA Book Review | Proofs |

Introduction to Probability | Many examples to highlight ideas. Download page includes answers to odd-numbered problems and many supplements to the text's discussions, e.g. Java applets. | Grinstead & Snell | Download page | PDF answers to odd-numbered questions | Probability |

Elementary Linear Algebra | Don't let the title fool you--this is a harder book than Hefferon's intro. Shorter, sophisticated notation. Includes solutions. Can download one chapter at a time. | Matthews | Download page | Author's website | Linear Algebra |

Linear Algebra | Detailed. Great place to start. Can save textbook and answer key PDFs in same directory and click on exercises in textbook to bring up their solutions. | Hefferon | Download page | PDF of answers to exercises | Linear Algebra |

Linear Algebra | Concise & organized textbook-turned-website. Whenever the text refers to an example or theorem, you can click on it to expand the details. | Robert A. Beezer | Online Textbook homepage | Author's website | Linear Algebra |

Euclid's Elements | No math textbook list is complete without Euclid's Elements, which was "The Book" in math for 2000 years. | Euclid | Download page | Some versions on Amazon | Geometry |

Calculus | Prof. Strang is extremely gifted at teaching. Instructor's manual and student's study guide also available free. | Strang | Download page by MIT OCW | Read reviews on Amazon | Calculus |

Complex Variables | Graduate year-long course. Includes all solutions. Now that's rare. | Ash | Download page | On Amazon | Analysis, complex |

An Introduction to Measure Theory | Terence Tao | Preprint PDF of text | On Amazon | Analysis | |

Algebraic Topology | Conversational and readable. First taste of AT? Read first few pages of each of Ch 0, 1, 2, 4. Covers many topics outside normal grad course in algebraic topology as well. | Hatcher | Download page (author's website) | On Amazon | Algebraic topology |

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