A Note to Instructors
I was a teacher long before I had the title professor. Sharing what I know has always been as natural as walking to me, but sitting still to write what I know is not as natural, so composing this text has always been one of my greatest challenges. Thank you so much for choosing this text. I thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with your students. Your dedication to education is what makes the student experience so valuable.
A Note to Students
Writing a textbook is really different from teaching class. I have said for years that my students are like my children, except that I don’t have to pay to send them through college. I am happy to claim any of you who have this text. I wish that I could be ...