January 2017 Update

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January 2017 Update

Carl Stitz
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Hi, folks,

During the Fall 2016 semester, Jeff and I were granted sabbaticals to work on the Precalculus book.

As of today, we have a good rough draft of the "college algebra" portion of the textbook done (Chapters 1-9) and plan to finish editing this part of the book this coming semester.  We also have taken our review material and organized it into an appendix.  

The "trigonometry" portion (chapters 10 and 11) will have to wait until summer.

Please note that the third edition will never "go away."  So many of you have built courses and materials around it.  The .pdfs and source code for the corrected third edition will remain a fixture on the site moving forward.

I've uploaded the TOC for the 4th edition so you can get a sneak peak of what it will look like.

Thanks, and Happy New Year,

Carl
Precalc4TOC.pdf

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Re: January 2017 Update

Joe H
Carl,

Have you reworked any of the formatting or other "non-content" features of the book for the fourth edition? The new TOC is very interesting. Do you still envision the print copies being split as before?

 - Joe
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Re: January 2017 Update

Carl Stitz
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Hi, Joe,

Jeffrey's the editor, so he's in charge of breaking up my (still overly long) paragraphs and what-not and we're looking at doing some organization in the homework sections as well.

Because of lulu's 740 page limit, we're stuck with two volumes.  

Thanks,
Carl
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Re: January 2017 Update

Carl Stitz
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In reply to this post by Joe H
PS - We will continue to keep the third edition available in perpetuity.