It is an amazing work of art, mathematics, and entertainment wrapped up in a short, easy to read text. I look forward to reading and re-reading it many times.
He mentions a multivariable edition as forthcoming. I hope he still plans to release it someday.
I also signed up for Dr. Ghrist’s Calculus: Single Variable course offered on Coursera, which is where I learned of this awesome work. A brief summary of his course follows. I look forward to taking it to reconnect with my engineering roots in mathematics.
Calculus: Single Variable
This brisk course covers the core ideas of single-variable Calculus with emphases on conceptual understanding and applications. The course is ideal for students beginning in the engineering, physical, and social sciences. Distinguishing features of the course include:
- the introduction and use of Taylor series and approximations from the beginning;
- a novel synthesis of discrete and continuous forms of Calculus;
- an emphasis on the conceptual over the computational; and
- a clear, dynamic, unified approach.