This solution manual contains the answers to the odd numbered exercises in the text. The exercises are all written in pdf format. Please forward any errors to James Orlin.
Since the solution manual of mine contains every exercise given in the book,my question is: In order to publish or distribute publicly this manual, do I have to first request the consent of the publisher of the book?
[Editors note: A solution manual is an accompaniment to a textbook that provides the answers and/or techniques to solve the exercises given in said textbook. Other names for these include: answers keys and teacher's handbook.]
In many ways, creating a solution key is actually a very similar activity to writing fan fiction: you like the original so much that you're adding you're filling in the gaps that the creator left with your own additions. As such I would expect that your solution key falls into a similar legal grey area. You are creating a derivative work, but:
Right now, without having talked to the company, you can in good faith put your solution key online, with appropriate attribution and making sure to point people to the original textbook, and trust that it's a reasonable interpretation of fair use. From here, the most likely scenarios are:
Therefore, reproducing them and their solutions as a separate work would require reproducing a "substantial portion" of the work. It could reasonably be argued that anyone who bought the book in order to do the exercises (for a textbook, this is anyone who is studying for an exam) would be more likely to purchase your derivative work, so you would have harmed their market by publishing.
However, it would be in the publisher's interest to change some of the questions in their next edition, and then sell their own solution book, so odds are your book would only work for a single edition.
Between them, the authors have spent more than 100 years using various textbook solutions manuals. In our experience, none are without errors. If you happen to find one in our solutions manual, do let us know.
At this level of sophistication, most textbooks do not have solution manuals written by the author. You may be able to find solutions written by readers, especially for textbooks that have seen long-term and widespread use. For example, a simple search should lead you to several reader-written solution manuals to Rudin's Real and Complex Analysis.
You'll probably have trouble finding complete solutions for newer textbooks (e.g. Stein & Shakarchi's Real Analysis), simply by virtue of the fact that students have not been using these for as long as Rudin's books. But you can probably cobble together a decent list of solutions still.
I would suggest being resourceful, up to and not including the point of having access to solutions. Even asking help from a peer is a lot more likely to elicit someone giving a constructive hint instead of a less constructive solution.
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A solutions manual for instructors is available containing exercises and solutions for Feedback Systems. In addition to the exercises listed in the text, additional exercises are included here that are of a more specialized nature or too long to easily fit in the text.
The solutions manual is only available to instructors and will not be distributed online or made available to students. Instructors who are sent the solutions manual must agree not to post the solutions on publicly accessible Internet sites or otherwise make them available to students outside of the course for which it is being used.
This manual contains exercises and solutions for Feedback Systems. In addition to the exercises printed in the text, additionalexercises are included here that are of a more specialized nature ortoo long to easily fit in the book. (Note: some of the solutions forthe supplemental exercises are not yet complete and others have not been ascarefully checked for errors. Use with caution.) Two version of the solutions manual are available:
Many of the solutions in the text were contributed by students andcolleagues. Primary contributors for problems and solutions arelisted in the individual exercises. Problems and solutions withoutcontributors listed are contributions from the primary authors, oftenbased on problems assigned in courses.
Instructors are welcome to contribute additional exercises or improvedsolutions, which will be included in future editions of the solutionsmanual at the authors' discretion. Interested instructors shouldcontact the authors for information about formatting and style forcontributed exercises and solutions.
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Featuring the same methodology as previous editions plus enhanced mathematical content, Homeschool Kits contain a non-consumable student edition textbook, consumable tests and worksheets for one student, and a solutions manual. All three components of the Homeschool Kit come softbound. The Student Edition Text uses a two-color page layout, as opposed to the black and white pages of prior editions. Tests and Worksheets include a significant amount of fact drill practice, course tests, as well as various forms for recording student progress. Solutions Manual contains solutions to all problems in the text and tests. 2b1af7f3a8