Category Publishing

“Why I self-publish with Amazon”

I stumbled across this great post by Robert Ghrist of the University of Pennsylvania.  More people should read and follow it.  I’ll add that I agree with nearly everything he says and add one additional positive that’s not explicit:  by self-publishing on Amazon, you can also release your work electronically for free (if you so […]

Active Calculus 2018 Workbooks – now available in print

New for 2018, we’ve created bound, print versions of the activities workbooks for Active Calculus.  There’s one for chapters 1-4 (the typical first semester differential calculus material), and another for chapters 5-8 (the typical second semester integral calculus). Each workbook is 8.5×11″ in size with a soft-bound cover.  The activities are printed on the faces […]

Active Calculus 2018 – new edition

I’m excited to share several updates to Active Calculus: 1. New 2018 edition of Active Calculus – single variable The 2018 HTML version is now live at https://activecalculus.org/single/.  The PDF will be posted in the near future on a new page at GVSU’s ScholarWorks site.  And the 2018 edition will be available for purchase on Amazon […]

Prelude to Active Calculus – feedback sought

I’ve been awarded a sabbatical for the fall semester of 2018 to write a new free, open-source textbook for GVSU’s new MTH 124: Functions and Models.  The purpose of this course is to prepare students not-yet-ready for calculus for a first semester course in calculus. MTH 124 has run for three semesters at Grand Valley, […]

A few updates to the HTML version of Active Calculus

I’ve made the following corrections to fix some typos and other errors: The statement of the quotient rule in Section 2.5 mistakenly stipulated that the derivative of the denominator be nonzero, when of course it’s the denominator function itself must be nonzero. In Exercise #6 in Section 3.4, the cost of the top was accidentally […]

A new home for Active Calculus: https://activecalculus.org

I’m pleased to announce that the HTML version of Active Calculus will now be found at https://activecalculus.org/single/. At https://activecalculus.org/ 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 […]

“Priced at nearly $100 less than the competition”

(I’m overdue to post something meaningful in this space, but today’s email made this post irresistible).  Following is clipped from my email, and here’s a direct link to the text: https://he.kendallhunt.com/product/calculus.  The tag line is “Priced at nearly $100 less than the competition, …” and when you click through to their web page, you see […]