# Category Archives: Publishing

## New workbooks: now with space between prompts

I’m excited to announce a change in the layout of the workbooks for Active Calculus (Single) and Active Prelude. Thanks to some recent developments in the PreTeXt worksheet environment and especially thanks to Mitch Keller’s technical expertise and production genius, … Continue reading

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## Math with all the feels

The following is a guest post from David Austin. David is Professor of Mathematics at Grand Valley State University, author of the free OER text Understanding Linear Algebra, chair of the American Institute of Mathematics’ Open Textbook Initiative Editorial Board, … Continue reading

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## Three notes about updated HTML for APC and ACS

For all Active Calculus texts, users should always view the HTML version of each as the definitive version: the HTML is easiest and fastest to update. You can always see the last date the HTML was updated by going to … Continue reading

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## Active Calculus 2019 updates

I’m excited to share several important updates: 1. new landing page at https://activecalculus.org 2. updated versions of Active Calculus (single variable, 2018 edition) in HTML, PDF, and print (with updated activities workbooks [1-4], [5-8], too) 3. updated version of Active Prelude … Continue reading

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## Active Preparation for Calculus

[August 2019 update: I re-named the text “Active Prelude to Calculus” as part of recent summer 2019 editing. I won’t change the title again :-). All else below still applies, with updated links.] Back in May, I wrote of my … Continue reading

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## “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 … Continue reading

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## 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 … Continue reading

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## 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 … Continue reading

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## 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 … Continue reading

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## 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 … Continue reading

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