The pain points of traditional print edition textbooks are obvious: For starters they're heavy, with the average physics textbook weighing in at a burdensome 3.6 pounds. They're also expensive, especially when you factor in the average college student's limited budget, typically costing hundreds of dollars every semester.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Would You Use A Physics Digital Textbook?
With more and more universities and schools accommodating the use of tablets for their students, many textbooks publishers are beginning to migrate their books to be used on one of these devices. Certainly, right off the bat, one can see a convenience factor in not having to always carry these books, especially the heavy ones (Halliday and Resnick, anyone?).