Engineering Books For Sale

Last modified on December 28th, 2008

It seems that after eight years of university I’ve acquired a fairy large array of engineering books. Since I haven’t read any of them in years, I figure I might as well sell a few of them off. Here’s a list of some of them. If you’re interested, drop me a comment. Also, please feel free to forward this list on to any physics or electrical engineering students.

  • Materials Science and Engineering, William D. Callister
  • Digital Signal Processing, Emmanuel C. Ifeachor
  • Introduction to Electrodymanics, Griffiths
  • Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, Griffiths
  • Microprocessor Systems Design, Clements
  • Computer Networks, Andrew Tanenbaum
  • Modern Control Systems, Dorf & Bishop
  • Digital Image Processing, Gonzalez & woods
  • Fluid Mechanics, WhiteSOLD
  • Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, Boyce and DiPrima
  • Optics, Hecht
  • Microelectronic Circuits, Sedra and Smith
  • Contemporary Logic Design, Katz
  • Micro-Optics, Elements, Systems and Applications, Herzig
  • ADSL/VDSL Priciples, Rauschmayer
  • Calculus of Several Variables, Robert Adams (I have two of these for some reason)
  • Electric Circuits, Nilsson & Riedel

11 responses to “Engineering Books For Sale”

  1. A.J.Rowley says:

    If only I were in engineering!

    You might include the ISBN — it’s the first thing I look for when scouting used since it’s easier to verify you have the exact version.

  2. Tyler says:

    Not quite sure if you have or not, but what about posting the list at BCIT, UBC, or SFU?

    Craiglist I’m sure would be a good place too? Though I guess you’re not back in the city are ya?

  3. Dan says:

    A few of these have caught my eye;

    Introduction to Electrodymanics
    Introduction to Quantum Mechanics
    Microprocessor Systems Design
    Microelectronic Circuits
    Electric Circuits

    At best though I am a hobbyist and at worst, completely ignorant (but curious) lol … these may be far, far out of my league but I wonder if there’s value in taking them off your hands anyway.

    How much??

  4. Duane Storey says:

    Unless you’re doing anything hardcore, most of them will probably be quite useless. The last one is an introduction to electronics. Everything else is a 3rd or 4th year book and probably depends on a lot of math or science background. If you’re still interested let me know, but I don’t want you to get something that will be as useless to you as they current are to me.

  5. Dan says:

    I appreciate that. I am not so hardcore so I suppose they Would be pretty useless in this case. Thanks anyway 🙂

  6. Gregg says:

    You can try plugging the ISBN’s here, if they will take them they will also pay most of the shipping (all if you ship from the US). Problem is, the publishers purposely release new editions every couple of years with no new content but a re-arrangement of the pages in order to make statements like “read pages 187-212” only work with the right edition, so many textbooks quickly become valueless. I had dozens of text books that I tried to get rid of, but they were old editions that no one would take and I ended up recycling them.

  7. Duane Storey says:

    Yah, I suspect most of them are useless. Which sucks because there are thousands of dollars worth of books here. To all you current students – sell your books before leaving school! You’ll never use them again.

  8. Gregg says:

    I’ll second that; I saved them thinking I’d be different and wish I hadn’t. And this was before you could look up everything on the internet, and yet I never looked at them again.

    I do remember have a Calculus 101 professor at UBC who was a cool guy. The text book was actually written by the guy who got to choose the text book for the first year students (read thousands of sales of his own text book each year), and I don’t think our prof liked that. He told us how text books worked and told us to buy any edition as cheap as we could, and then would give out homework as “read pages 100-115 in the blue edition or pages 92-107 in the red edition or pages 107-122 in the green edition” (each version had a different colour cover).

  9. Duane Storey says:

    The guy you’re referring to is Robert Adams, and yes, he wrote at least two books on calculus and then pushed them to all his students. He wasn’t that great of a teacher, and his book was terrible. Talk about a conflict of interest.

  10. Gregg says:

    Yeah, Robert Adams, now that you say the name I recognize it. I also remember that in talking to many of my peers I was lucky not to be in his class, because when the lousy text book didn’t make sense (which it often did not) and you went to the teacher, he explained it exactly the same (after all, he wrote the book), and so that just left the TA. That year Adam’s TA was his daughter.

  11. Jon Chui says:

    Hey Duane,

    I’m freshly minted from Engineering Physics @ UBC last spring (so maybe not so fresh), and realized that we have almost 60% of the same textbooks! I saw from linkedin that you graduated in early 2000 though?!?! That’s pretty crazy! Instead, here’s a visual collection of my textbooks.

    I’ve been following you for a while now, & just wanted to let you know I love what you’ve done with BraveNewCode as well as your website, photography, & blogs! You’re a real inspiration to me for sure.

    I tried to get some of my fizzers to join a startup but none of them wanted to! Just wondering if you had similar experiences back in the day? Would love to take you out for coffee and hear your experiences after fizz as well! I’m very much trying to decide my carreer path & realizing that an internship at Microsoft doesn’t entitle me to anything in the startup world!

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