Affordable textbooks with concise lessons that are actually fun to read.

Imagine a single textbook that covers high school math, calculus, and mechanics. Calculus and mechanics are often taught as separate subjects, but this book integrates the two subjects into a coherent whole. Learning mechanics and calculus in parallel is much easier and more interesting.

The book begins with a review chapter on numbers, algebra, equations, functions, in order to make the study of mechanics and calculus accessible for all readers.

This textbook covers all the material of a university-level course through lessons written in a style that is precise and concise. Linear algebra is the foundation of science and engineering.

In the later chapters of the book, readers get a chance to apply their linear algebra skills to solving problems in chemistry, electronics, economics, probability theory, machine learning, computer graphics, signal processing, and even quantum mechanics.

Worried about an upcoming exam? Don't be. The math and physics book will teach you everything you need to know about equations, functions, vectors, forces, momentum, energy, limits, derivatives, integrals, sequences, and series. The linear algebra book will teach you everyting you need to know about liner algebra and its applications.

The books include hundreds of solved problems to help you succeed on your exams.

Curious to learn math and physics but never had the time? Now's your chance!

Try the practice problems to test your understanding.

Beef up your math skills and get rid of *math phobia*.
Discover a beautiful subject that can bring you tons of *knowledge buzz*.

Doing math is like playing with LEGO. It's fine if you don't want to play, but you'd be missing out on a lot of fun.

Isn't math hard?

Can't I just learn math from the web?

I'm in Arts. I don't care about math.

You can learn math and physics, **regardless of your math background.**

- Enjoy clear explanations
- Review all the prerequisites
- Learn how the topics and concepts are topics are connected
- Understanding, not memorization
- Test yourself by solving problems
- Kick ass on your finals!

Finally, math textbooks that don't suck.

It's literally two heavy textbooks packed into a very light and small book. I love the book. My only problem has been when I am working through it in the library and start laughing out loud—you have great examples.

Learning calculus in university? You need this book. It's that simple. It is both concise and helpful. For me it was a lifesaver.

I like the conversational tone of your writing. It's almost like I'm learning math from a friend.

I studied electrical engineering, physics, and computer science at McGill University, tracing the mathematical connections between these subjects.

I have more than 15 years of teaching experience as a private tutor, and I've helped many students overcome their fear of math and ace their exams. My teaching strategy focusses on explaining the connections between concepts.

I started Minireference Publishing Co. to bring much-needed changes to the textbook industry. Using open source software and print-on-demand technology, we produce high-quality textbooks at a fraction of the price of mainstream textbooks.

Only have a few days before your mechanics final? Unprocrastinate with this tutorial.

- Vectors
- Projectile motion
- Force diagrams
- Momentum
- Energy
- Angular motion
- Simple harmonic motion

Linear algebra tutorial on fast-forward.

Halfway through linear algebra and feeling lost? Don't give up! This tutorial guides the way.

- Vectors and matrices
- Linear transformations
- Matrix representations
- Eigenvalues and eigenvectors

A summary of the upcoming linear algebra book.

An introduction to the computer algebra system SymPy, which you can use to solve math problems.

- High school math problems
- Calculus problems
- Mechanics problems
- Linear algebra problems

Recommended reading for people who fear math; once you learn SymPy, math problems fear you!

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Apr 2017: **NO BULLSHIT guide to LINEAR ALGEBRA** v2 launch.

Aug 2016: Version 5.1 of the book released through all channels.

Jan 2016: The book reached top five bestsellers on Amazon.com in Calculus and is picking up excellent reviews.

Sept 2014: Fifth edition released with 250+ new solved problems, content improvements to the text (working with a professional editor), and a new SymPy tutorial in appendix.

Mar 2014:
**NO BULLSHIT guide to LINEAR ALGEBRA** released;
well received on HN.

Apr 2013: Featured on an episode of the TechZing Show. See postscript here.

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