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Old 01-11-2018, 12:04 AM
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Question Old textbooks - Still useful to anyone?

Hi AOers! Long time no chat!

I’m doing a bit of early spring cleaning, and I found some old actuarial, calculus, stat, and risk management textbooks. Do any of you still have a use for these? I hate to toss them, but they are at least 15 years old. If any of you could use them for your studies or reference, let me know and I’ll send them to you.

See photo. The top and bottom books come with solutions manuals.



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The SOA used to take in old Transactions and such to donate to actuarial programs in developing countries. They might be able to do likewise for your textbooks!
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It took me a while to figure out how you got them to float like that
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You know how Batman and Robin on the old TV series climbed up walls with nary a sweat? I'd rather not spoil it for you.


OP, your old books are nearly worthless. The info is correct, in that no new math has been discovered or ideated. But they take up space, so they're more trouble than they are worth.
Drop them off at your nearby library if you don't want them anymore.
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You can also hide scotch tape by making a cone out of a strip of tape
(a mobius strip of tape is not very effective)
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You can get $50 for one of them: https://www.amazon.com/Actuarial-Mat.../dp/0938959468
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Bowers is considered a classic text (YMMV).
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