[LON-CAPA-users] FW: wxMaxima for single variable calculus labs

Rex Abert ABERTR at tcc.fl.edu
Mon Aug 24 10:53:09 EDT 2015

I saw this on the maxima mailing list and thought it might be of interest to some on this list, as well.

Rex Abert
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Tallahassee Community College
From: Zack Hannan [Zack.Hannan at solano.edu]
Sent: Saturday, August 22, 2015 9:41 PM
To: maxima-discuss at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Maxima-discuss] wxMaxima for single variable calculus labs

For those of you who teach first-year calculus and for students of calculus, I wanted to post a link to the wxMaxima texts I wrote for single variable calculus while on sabbatical this Spring:  http://wxmaximafor.wordpress.com/ .  These works are published under a CC-BY-NC-SA license, and the .pdfs are free. In other words, these are “open-texts”. Combined with the open-source software, it is possible to run calculus labs without placing any additional financial burden on the students or the institution. The books can also be used as an introduction to wxMaxima for those who prefer to learn by example (I count myself among their numbers).

I finally joined this mailing list after many months of trolling through the archives, and I want to thank everyone for the helpful tips that often got me around the roadblocks as I wrote these books.  I look forward to being a more active member of the community here -- these books are starting to take on a life of their own, and I'll most likely be steeped in Maxima for many years to come.

Thanks for everything!

Zak Hannan
Instructor of Math and Physics
Solano Community College, Fairfield, CA
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