[Update in January 2013: in addition to an updated version of the differential portion of the text, I’m pleased to publicly share four additional chapters for integral calculus. See the download page at my GVSU site and/or this post here on the blog.]
After working in seclusion throughout my sabbatical and sharing early drafts with a small and select group of colleagues, the past couple of weeks have marked a big change for me. With this blog, a new Twitter account, an email to a major listserv I’m on, and a talk at Mathfest, I’ve been fortunate to have news of this project to reach a much greater number of people. My sincere thanks to everyone who has shown interest so far, as well as to everyone who has helped spread the word.
Initially, I intended to make the materials available at this point in time by request only. That is, rather than post the full .pdf, I’d just post a sample. Folks could request the full version by direct email to me. I suppose I wanted to maintain some semblance of control over who had access to the text, plus my curiosity pressed me to have some way to know who wanted to look at it and possibly use it.
In one of my conversations with Rob Beezer about his own free and open linear algebra text, he urged me: “Put it out there. Even if it’s only half-baked. Post the .pdf online.” Even only a quarter-baked? Sure.
So, here it is: [Update in January 2013: as noted above, the links below are not to the most up-to-date files, and they obviously don’t include integral calculus.]
The links are to shared Google docs and should open in your browser. From there, you should be able to choose “download” from the File menu if you wish to download the actual .pdf to your own machine. Anyone who has the link can access.
So, a very different sort of initial public offering. But one I’m excited to have out there and for the conversation that hopefully follows. If you choose to download the text or activities workbook and use one of them in any substantial way, I’d very much appreciate hearing from you in either a comment on this post or by direct email at boelkinm at gvsu dot edu.
Again, thanks for your interest. May it be a great fall semester ahead.