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 […]

As usual, fall semester flew by. On Monday, August 28, I met with my two classes for the first time, and on that day we did an activity that I recounted in a Facebook post, where I wrote: “I followed Stan Yoshinobu‘s wonderful first day lead and asked my students as they met one another […]

(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:  The tag line is “Priced at nearly $100 less than the competition, …” and when you click through to their web page, you see […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]