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My friend and graduate school colleague Tom Pfaff of Ithaca College has done a lot of great work on issues related to sustainability.  He has a wonderful collection of free resources for instructors at his blog, In particular, you can find sources of real world data for your classes – especially stats, calc, or any […]

A new home for Active Calculus:

I’m pleased to announce that the HTML version of Active Calculus will now be found at At you’ll find a landing page that includes an overview of features of the text, links to the various versions of the text, and notes about some ancillaries that are available upon request.  The PDF version remains at […]

More Linear Algebra

Many years ago, Gil Strang wrote a wonderful short essay titled “Too Much Calculus.”  His thesis:  calculus and linear algebra are imbalanced in the curriculum.  Even as the author of a calculus text, I totally agree.  Our students need more linear algebra, more in terms of time, exposure, and understanding. My phenomenally talented friend and […]

Active Calculus 2017 – print copy now via Amazon

In an earlier post, I noted that the 2017 version of Active Calculus – Single Variable was available for purchase via CreateSpace.  There were some minor technical issues with getting the text available on Amazon, but those have now been reconciled, and you can find it directly at this link.  It’s even available for Amazon […]

Active Calculus 2017 – print copy available

The bound, print copy of Active Calculus 2017 is available from CreateSpace for $19.50.  As soon as the Amazon site page for the book is built, I will post the URL for it, too.

2017 version of Active Calculus: more updates + notes on differences from 2016

Here are several updates to follow my most recent post. + The 2017 PDF version has been finalized and posted online; the HTML has been slightly updated as a result of work to get the PDF looking suitable. If you have previously been accessing the HTML via my site, be sure to refresh your browser […]

2017 version of Active Calculus (single variable)

I’m excited to announce several changes to single variable Active Calculus along with some corresponding updates that will occur over the next month or so. + There is now a new HTML version of the text. Thanks to Rob Beezer’s Mathbook XML (now called PreTeXt), this output format is optimized for viewing on a range […]