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# Project: PlanetMath Outlines Series

We already have some “topic articles” which could be a good start, but long term it would be useful to add a *lot* of content. We can take the Schuam’s Outline series as a model. Replicating this material and giving it away for free would take a lot of work.

Assuming all the books are of roughly the same size, we would want to have something like 6000 expository chapters, 60000 problems, and 20000 solutions. Presumably we have a good start on the expository texts with the current PlanetMath encyclopedia, but in order to finish the outline in a reasonable timeframe, we’ll need at least 10000 new problems per year. That sounds like a lot of work, but luckily we have an “ace in the hole”: the PlanetMath Books project. In short: if we find, scan, and OCR all of the *public domain* mathematics books in existence, we will have tons and tons of text to work with. Some further details are described in this issue in our organizational issue tracker.

If we get a big influx of new content, we’re going to have to figure out how to upload it without disturbing users. At the same time, we will presumably want to use the existing encyclopedia as the “framework” within which to organize everything.

Accordingly, here is a list of outlines (copied-and-modified from the Schuam’s website) that we might eventually want to provide. As time goes by I will try to link them to new “collections” that walk people through the relevant content on PlanetMath. Note that this doesn’t represent all of the outlines ever published in the Schuam’s series – and we might not get to all of these. We might also come up with our own outlines! Accordingly, I’m making this article world editable. Please feel free to add to the list, link to new collections, and discuss other ways to build PlanetMath’s resources!

- 1.
PlanetMath Outline of Abstract Algebra

- 2.
PlanetMath Outline of Advanced Calculus

- 3.
PlanetMath Outline of Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists

- 4.
PlanetMath Outline of Astronomy

- 5.
PlanetMath Outline of Basic Business Mathematics

- 6.
PlanetMath Outline of Basic Electricity

- 7.
PlanetMath Outline of Basic Mathematics for Electricity and Electronics

- 8.
PlanetMath Outline of Basic Mathematics with Applications to Science and Technology

- 9.
PlanetMath Outline of Beginning Calculus

- 10.
PlanetMath Outline of Beginning Finite Mathematics

- 11.
PlanetMath Outline of Beginning Statistics

- 12.
PlanetMath Outline of Bookkeeping and Accounting

- 13.
PlanetMath Outline of Calculus

- 14.
PlanetMath Outline of College Algebra

- 15.
PlanetMath Outline of College Mathematics

- 16.
PlanetMath Outline of Differential Equations

- 17.
PlanetMath Outline of Discrete Mathematics

- 18.
PlanetMath Outline of Electronic Devices and Circuits

- 19.
PlanetMath Outline of Elements of Statistics I: Descriptive Statistics and Probability

- 20.
PlanetMath Outline of Essential Computer Mathematics

- 21.
PlanetMath Outline of Geometry

- 22.
PlanetMath Outline of Intermediate Algebra

- 23.
PlanetMath Outline of Introduction to Probability and Statistics

- 24.
PlanetMath Outline of Introductory Surveying

- 25.
PlanetMath Outline of Lagrangian Dynamics

- 26.
PlanetMath Outline of Logic

- 27.
PlanetMath Outline of (Mathematical Handbook of) Formulae and Tables

- 28.
PlanetMath Outline of Mathematics for Liberal Arts Majors

- 29.
PlanetMath Outline of Mathematics for Nurses

- 30.
PlanetMath Outline of Mathematics for Physics Students

- 31.
PlanetMath Outline of Mathematics of Finance

- 32.
PlanetMath Outline of Matrix Operations

- 33.
PlanetMath Outline of Operating Systems

- 34.
PlanetMath Outline of Partial Differential Equations

- 35.
PlanetMath Outline of Physics for Engineering and Science

- 36.
PlanetMath Outline of Precalculus

- 37.
PlanetMath Outline of Principles of Accounting I

- 38.
PlanetMath Outline of Probability and Statistics

- 39.
PlanetMath Outline of Probability

- 40.
PlanetMath Outline of Review of Elementary Mathematics

- 41.
PlanetMath Outline of Statistics

- 42.
PlanetMath Outline of Statistics for Engineers

- 43.
PlanetMath Outline of Thermodynamics With Chemical Applications

- 44.
PlanetMath Outline of Mathematical Analysis

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## Comments

## Note that we can use the existing "topic entries" to help

Maybe we should start by converting them into ”collections”?

Existing topic entries can be found via http://planetmath.org/search/site/topics.

## Project: PlanetMath Outlines Series

Add 44. outline of mathematical analysis.

## Re: #44, outline of mathematical analysis

Will do!

## While the general idea of

While the general idea of convering them to collections sounds right, it will take some thought and planning to do it in a correct way which embodies the goals which we had in mind when designing and building the system of topic and index entries. While collections are a better representation than lists in entries, there is additional structure which should be indicated which might involve things like recursively embedding

^{}collections or metadata or some such.Unless there is some urgent reason to do this right away, I would like to wait until after some more of the minumum plan stuff gets out of the way to focus on this task without becoming overloaded and confused. Anyway, now that we have this note here, this can serve as a reminder and a place for posting discussion and making notes in the meanwhile.