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OpenStax Calculus Volume 3

Online Textbook for Calculus 3


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Kyle Knee
Kyle Knee (Faculty)
2 years ago
Comprehensiveness: This text covers standard content of calculus 3 and includes some standard additional topics. (5) Accuracy: Content is generally accurate. A few typos persists which can cause confusion, especially in problem sets. (3) Relevance Longevity: Text is relatively current, but seems to lack a use of pictures/diagrams which could better help to explain certain ideas (4) Clarity: The writing is easy to follow, but again more diagrams would be useful. There is much to be desired in the way content is laid out on the page. The general structure in positioning and font makes it hard to naturally/effortlessly distinguish certain kinds of important ideas. (3) Consistency: (5) Modularity: It is difficult to assess the modularity without teaching using specifically this text, however there does appear to be some minor problems (as expected) to changing the organizational structure of the content. (4) Organization Structure Flow: Good flow and structure of content. Example at the end of each section are nice to have. (4) Interface: Interface could be better. One gets the sense that it is difficult to determine when certain ideas are introduced and are moved on from. Content within a section almost feels too adjacent and more spacing or collapsible windows would be helpful in improving the interface. (3) Grammatical Errors: No errors that I have observed thus far. (5) Cultural Relevance: N/A.