David Austin

Department of Mathematics
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, Michigan 49401

E-mail: austind [at] gvsu [dot] edu
Office: MAK 2273
Phone: 616-331-3431
Fax: 616-331-3120

Understanding Linear Algebra

An open-access linear algebra textbook written in PreTeXt

Making linear algebra meaningful

A presentation to Project NExT, July 2017

figures.py: April 12


A software package for creating dynamic mathematical illustrations

Spherical Easel

A spherical drawing program


A spreadsheet for learning mathematics. No other spreadsheet like it!

AMS Feature Column

Monthly Essays on Mathematical Topics


Moving Remy in Harmony: Pixar's Use of Harmonic Functions

Puzzling Over Exact Cover Problems

We Recommend a Singular Value Decomposition

No Static at All: Frequency modulation and music synthesis

Trees, Teeth, and Time: The mathematics of clock making

Percolation: Slipping through the Cracks

Random Numbers: Nothing Left to Chance

Pulling digits out of Pi

Image Compression: Seeing What's Not There

That knotty DNA

How Google Finds Your Needle in the Web's Haystack

Voronoi Diagrams and a Day at the Beach

When kissing involves trigonometry

Penrose tilings tied up in ribbons

Penrose tiles talk across miles

The center of population of the United States

Sage Days 9

an ACCELERATE BC Graduate training event. Don't miss it!

A recent talk on circle packings

PS, I love you!

A recent talk on PostScript

Mathematical Graphics

The MSRI Summer School - Reed College, June 18 - July 2, 2005

More happy campers

Mathematical Graphics

The MSRI Summer School - Reed College, July 13 - July 26, 2003

Happy campers

University of British Columbia Calculus Online

Online notes and more for a calculus course. Written with Leah Keshet using some of David Maxwell's Java tools. A little creaky, but loved by some.

Term one

Term two

Postscript and Geometry

A seminar talk from 2001

Calculus Demonstrations

Some Java Demonstrations