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An affordable textbook with concise lessons that are fun to read.

Enjoy a comprehensive review of high school math, and lessons that integrate calculus and mechanics concepts into a coherent whole.

Worried about an upcoming exam? Don't be. Give me three weeks of your attention and I'll teach you everything you need to know about equations, functions, vectors, forces, momentum, energy, limits, derivatives, integrals, sequences, and series.

The textbook comes with 250+ 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 concise explanations that get to the point.
- Review prerequisites from high school math.
- Learn the connections between math and physics.
- Focus on understanding, not memorization.
- Test your knowledge on 250+ solved problems.
- Kick ass on your calculus and mechanics finals.

Finally, a math textbook that doesn'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 fields.

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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- Book pricing for optimal growth: Startups should focus on number of units on sale, not margins.
- Scaling sales, a quantitative approach: An analysis of the conversion rates for this site.
- Marketing problem: How can I communicate the true value of the book to students.
- Linear algebra concept maps: Detailed graphs of the connections between the concepts of linear algebra.
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- Exams suck: We should reward students for their effort not their grades.
- TechZing Interview: The founding story of the company and thoughts on the future of publishing.

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.

Jan 2013: The No BS guide to Math & Physics was announced on Hacker News, and topped the homepage for a whole day.

- No Bullshit guide to Linear Algebra: Everything you need to know about vectors, linear transformations, matrices, and vector spaces. (Fall 2015, pre-release available)
- Calculus tutorial: A condensed survival guide to differential calculus, integral calculus, sequences, and series. (FREE, Jan 2016)
- No BS Guide to Math & Physics II: multivariable calculus, optics, electricity & magnetism, vector calculus. (Summer 2016)

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