Hey all, again no math, sorry, although I hope you do/did enjoy the most recent lesson on dihedral groups. As I mentioned in my last blog post (“My Absence“), I’m currently in the process of finishing up lecture notes for an intensive three-week long high school course. Seeing as the course starts tomorrow, I’m just about done with them. Upon polishing them up, though, I got an idea.
I’ve received emails from readers who have read through the entire site and who want to keep reading and exploring math. This is absolutely fantastic, and you have no idea how happy emails like that make me. The problem is, however, that I have very few ideas for “what comes next” (i.e., what comes after the site (there’s still lots of content that I will be providing here in the future)), because quite honestly the only thing that comes next is a hardcore college math textbook. These might be a little daunting for someone who’s fresh off my site, but there simply is nothing to fill this void (that I know about, at least).
This brings me to my idea. Instead of just posting my lecture notes online, what I’ve done is turn them into a full-fledged book. It’s well over a hundred pages of math (and some physics), some of which we’ve seen here already, and the vast majority of which will comprise the next few hundred lessons on the site. The book will, of course, move much more quickly than the site, for otherwise it’d be 5,000 pages long. It is intended to be a bridge between this site, for example, and a full on college textbook. It will hopefully be completely done in the next couple of weeks.
Unfortunately there’s not enough time in the day to write content fast enough for some of my extra keen readers (which again, is a great thing), but I hope that this book will provide what these keen readers are looking for. I’d love to hear what you think about all of this, and I hope you continue to read the site regardless of if you want/like/read/buy the book. Once this is done, I’ll be pumping out lessons at my former pace, I promise!