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Introduction to Statistical Thinking

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributor: Yakir

Publisher: Benjamin Yakir

License: CC BY

The target audience for this book is college students who are required to learn statistics, students with little background in mathematics and often no motivation to learn more. It is assumed that the students do have basic skills in using computers and have access to one. Moreover, it is assumed that the students are willing to actively follow the discussion in the text, to practice, and more importantly, to think.

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Read more about Informal Calculus with Applications to Biological and Environmental Sciences

Informal Calculus with Applications to Biological and Environmental Sciences

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Seacrest, Seacrest, Levine, and Anderson

Publisher: TRAILS

License: CC BY

This book is an approachable introduction to calculus with applications to biology and environmental science. For example, one application in the book is determining the volume of earth moved in the 1959 earthquake that created Quake Lake. Another application uses differential equations to model various biological examples, including moose and wolf populations at Isle Royale National Park, ranavirus in amphibians, and competing species of protozoa. The text focuses on intuitive understanding of concepts, but still covers most of the algebra and calculations common in a survey of calculus course.

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Read more about PSYC 2200: Elementary Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

PSYC 2200: Elementary Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributor: Oja

Publisher: LibreTexts

License: CC BY-SA

Welcome to behavioral statistics, a statistics textbook for social science majors!

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Read more about Technical Mathematics - 2nd Edition

Technical Mathematics - 2nd Edition

Copyright Year: 2024

Contributor: Chase

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This developmental-level mathematics textbook is intended for career-technical students.

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Read more about Math in Society: Mathematics for liberal arts majors

Math in Society: Mathematics for liberal arts majors

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Lee

Publisher: Portland Community College Math Department

License: CC BY-SA

We dedicate this book to our students. May you have greater ease in paying for college and grow your proficiency and confidence in math.

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Read more about Introduction to Game Theory: a Discovery Approach

Introduction to Game Theory: a Discovery Approach

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Nordstrom

Publisher: Jennifer Firkins Nordstrom

License: CC BY-SA

Game theory is an excellent topic for a non-majors quantitative course as it develops mathematical models to understand human behavior in social, political, and economic settings. The variety of applications can appeal to a broad range of students. Additionally, students can learn mathematics through playing games, something many choose to do in their spare time! This text also includes an exploration of the ideas of game theory through the rich context of popular culture. It contains sections on applications of the concepts to popular culture. It suggests films, television shows, and novels with themes from game theory. The questions in each of these sections are intended to serve as essay prompts for writing assignments.

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Read more about Quantitative Problem Solving in Natural Resources

Quantitative Problem Solving in Natural Resources

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Moore

Publisher: Iowa State University

License: CC BY-SA

This text is intended to support courses that bridge the divide between mathematics typically encountered in U.S. high school curricula and the practical problems that natural resource students might engage with in their disciplinary coursework and professional internships.

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Read more about Statistical Thinking for the 21st Century

Statistical Thinking for the 21st Century

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Poldrack

Publisher: Russell Poldrack

License: CC BY-NC

Statistical thinking is a way of understanding a complex world by describing it in relatively simple terms that nonetheless capture essential aspects of its structure, and that also provide us some idea of how uncertain we are about our knowledge. The foundations of statistical thinking come primarily from mathematics and statistics, but also from computer science, psychology, and other fields of study.

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Read more about Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology

Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Hitchman

Publisher: Michael P. Hitchman

License: CC BY-SA

Motivated by questions in cosmology, the open-content text Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology uses Mobius transformations to develop hyperbolic, elliptic, and Euclidean geometry - three possibilities for the global geometry of the universe.

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Read more about Answering questions with data: Introductory Statistics for Psychology Students

Answering questions with data: Introductory Statistics for Psychology Students

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Crump

Publisher: Crump Lab

License: CC BY-SA

This is a free textbook teaching introductory statistics for undergraduates in Psychology. This textbook is part of a larger OER course package for teaching undergraduate statistics in Psychology, including this textbook, a lab manual, and a course website. All of the materials are free and copiable, with source code maintained in Github repositories.

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