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2011 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 30-August 3, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska

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Why Not Make Physics Textbooks Free?
  Location: HC 3029
  Date: Tuesday, Aug.2
  Time: 8:30 AM -9:00 AM
  Author: Justin Peatross, Brigham Young University
  Co-Author(s): Michael J. Ware
  Abstract: We have authored an upper-division optics textbook that is freely available at We call on physicists everywhere to join the Internet age and share their knowledge without charge. Electronic tools make it easy to produce and distribute a professional product. The small royalty from traditional publishing comes with a huge overhead that makes your work pricy for students. Why not forego it?
  Footnotes: AAPT sponsor: Harold Stokes
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