Category Publishing

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 […]

More from AIM: developments in free & open math texts

So much to share, so just going to go with a bulleted list for now.  Hope to flesh out more over the coming months. The American Institute of Mathematics is a cool place and they have an excellent organizational scheme.  About 30 of us with shared interests are fully funded to be here for the […]

Professor disciplined for not using a for-profit text, written by his department chair

This post on the Chronicle’s site basically speaks for itself:  a text, written by the dept chair, was used for 25 years and had “never been questioned“.  When a faculty member tried to do otherwise, he was disciplined. All I can say is:  good grief.  Update:  via Adam Glessner, there appears to be much more to […]

Active Calculus: Single Variable, 2015 Version now available

This summer, in addition to working with Steve and David on AC3, I went through the original single-variable version and implemented changes to correct typos, clarify questions, and more in response to over 100 suggestions I received from users.  To all of you who sent those to me:  thank you. I’m pleased to say that […]

AC3 is almost here

The multivariable edition of Active Calculus, to which I alluded in an earlier post, is almost ready to be shared publicly.  Steve Schlicker, David Austin, and I have been hard at work for much of the summer, and are pleased to announce that on or around Monday, August 3, we will publish a PDF file for […]

Active Calculus: things in the works this summer

Having survived both the Michigan winter and the Grand Valley winter semester, I’m excited to get working more regularly on some items related to Active Calculus.  Here’s an overview of my summer projects, two of which serve as a call for contributions from interested parties: – working on Multivariable Active Calculus Steve Schlicker, David Austin, and […]

Active Calculus – Print on Demand — almost here

In my mail today, I got a printed copy of the proof for the book.  It was incredibly fun to see the text go from its purely electronic format and the planned cover image and see it actually become the print copy, lying on my dining room table in 3D: More details to follow as […]