# Pure Textbooks

## Vector Calculus

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributor: Corral

Publisher: Michael Corral

License: Free Documentation License (GNU)

This is a text on elementary multivariable calculus, designed for students who have completed courses in single-variable calculus. The traditional topics are covered: basic vector algebra; lines, planes and surfaces; vector-valued functions; functions of 2 or 3 variables; partial derivatives; optimization; multiple integrals; line and surface integrals.

(1 review)

## Calculus for the Life Sciences: A Modeling Approach Volume 1

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Cornette and Ackerman

Publisher: A.T. Still University

License: CC BY-NC-ND

Our writing is based on three premises. First, life sciences students are motivated by and respond well to actual data related to real life sciences problems. Second, the ultimate goal of calculus in the life sciences primarily involves modeling living systems with difference and differential equations. Understanding the concepts of derivative and integral are crucial, but the ability to compute a large array of derivatives and integrals is of secondary importance. Third, the depth of calculus for life sciences students should be comparable to that of the traditional physics and engineering calculus course; else life sciences students will be short changed and their faculty will advise them to take the 'best' (engineering) course.

(1 review)

## Precalculus

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributors: Stitz and Zeager

Publisher: Stitz Zeager Open Source Mathematics

License: CC BY-NC-SA

A casual glance through the Table of Contents of most of the major publishers' College Algebra books reveals nearly isomorphic content in both order and depth. Our Table of Contents shows a different approach, one that might be labeled “Functions First.” To truly use The Rule of Four, that is, in order to discuss each new concept algebraically, graphically, numerically and verbally, it seems completely obvious to us that one would need to introduce functions first. (Take a moment and compare our ordering to the classic “equations first, then the Cartesian Plane and THEN functions” approach seen in most of the major players.) We then introduce a class of functions and discuss the equations, inequalities (with a heavy emphasis on sign diagrams) and applications which involve functions in that class.

(2 reviews)

## College Trigonometry

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Stitz and Zeager

Publisher: Stitz Zeager Open Source Mathematics

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Covers chapters 10-11 of Precalculus.

(2 reviews)

## Whitman Calculus

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributor: Guichard

Publisher: David Guichard

License: CC BY-NC-SA

An introductory level single variable calculus book, covering standard topics in differential and integral calculus, and infinite series. Late transcendentals and multivariable versions are also available.

(6 reviews)

## Linear Algebra

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Hefferon

Publisher: Jim Hefferon

License: CC BY-SA

This text covers the standard material for a US undergraduate first course: linear systems and Gauss's Method, vector spaces, linear maps and matrices, determinants, and eigenvectors and eigenvalues, as well as additional topics such as introductions to various applications. It has extensive exercise sets with worked answers to all exercises, including proofs, beamer slides for classroom use, and a lab manual for computer work. The approach is developmental. Although everything is proved, it introduces the material with a great deal of motivation, many computational examples, and exercises that range from routine verifications to a few challenges. Ancillary materials are available at the publisher link.

(4 reviews)

## A First Course in Linear Algebra

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributor: Beezer

Publisher: Robert Beezer

License: Free Documentation License (GNU)

A First Course in Linear Algebra is an introductory textbook aimed at college-level sophomores and juniors. Typically students will have taken calculus, but it is not a prerequisite. The book begins with systems of linear equations, then covers matrix algebra, before taking up finite-dimensional vector spaces in full generality. The final chapter covers matrix representations of linear transformations, through diagonalization, change of basis and Jordan canonical form. Determinants and eigenvalues are covered along the way.

(11 reviews)

## Elementary Algebra

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributor: Redden

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

It is essential to lay a solid foundation in mathematics if a student is to be competitive in today's global market. The importance of algebra, in particular, cannot be overstated, as it is the basis of all mathematical modeling used in applications found in all disciplines. Traditionally, the study of algebra is separated into a two parts, elementary algebra and intermediate algebra. This textbook, Elementary Algebra, is the first part, written in a clear and concise manner, making no assumption of prior algebra experience. It carefully guides students from the basics to the more advanced techniques required to be successful in the next course.

(12 reviews)

## College Algebra

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributors: Stitz and Zeager

Publisher: Stitz Zeager Open Source Mathematics

License: CC BY-NC-SA

College Algebra is an introductory text for a college algebra survey course. The material is presented at a level intended to prepare students for Calculus while also giving them relevant mathematical skills that can be used in other classes. The authors describe their approach as "Functions First," believing introducing functions first will help students understand new concepts more completely.

(11 reviews)

## Calculus

Copyright Year: 1991

Contributor: Strang

Publisher: Wellesley-Cambridge Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Published in 1991 by Wellesley-Cambridge Press, the book is a useful resource for educators and self-learners alike. It is well organized, covers single variable and multivariable calculus in depth, and is rich with applications.

(3 reviews)