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Read more about Elements of Linear Algebra

Elements of Linear Algebra

Contributor: Wilson

Publisher: Virginia Tech Publishing

The textbook is a proof-based introduction to the core topics of linear algebra including abstract vector spaces and linear maps, diagonalizable operators, and inner product spaces with applications including the singular value decomposition (SVD). The textbook is meant as a second course in linear algebra for students who have completed a first course in linear algebra as well as an introduction to proofs course.

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Read more about Teaching in the University: Learning from the Experiences of Graduate Students & Faculty

Teaching in the University: Learning from the Experiences of Graduate Students & Faculty

Contributors: Westfall-Rudd, Vengrin, and Elliott-Engel

Publisher: Virginia Tech Publishing

The primary objective of this book is to provide a resource for graduate teaching assistants who are looking for practical strategies and guidance as they begin their careers as postsecondary STEM educators. The text will be designed to address a comprehensive list of topics to support the professional development of new faculty, recognizing that those holding academic faculty positions within a college or university are expected to be active in teaching, discovery, and outreach.

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Read more about Literature Genres: Serial Killers and Violence in Pop Culture

Literature Genres: Serial Killers and Violence in Pop Culture

Contributor: Guyant

Publisher: TRAILS

This textbook is an upper division literary genres text focused on violence and serial killers in literature and pop culture. The text includes links to current and classic literature readings, multimedia presentations, lecture outlines, project prompts, and assessments. ​

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Read more about Calculus Survey for Enivronmental Science majors

Calculus Survey for Enivronmental Science majors

Contributors: Seacrest, Seacrest, Levine, and Anderson

Publisher: TRAILS

This is an intro level survey textbook covering all learning outcomes for Calculus using authentic biology and environmental sciences examples, applications, and content.

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Read more about Technical Writing for Chemistry, Biology, and Engineering majors

Technical Writing for Chemistry, Biology, and Engineering majors

Contributors: Wettstein, Russell, Morrissey, and Browne

Publisher: TRAILS

a technical writing textbook that includes upper division technical writing skills, technical communication, and statistical methods with relevant examples and specifications for engineering, chemistry, and biology fields. This textbook includes ancillary example sheets and instructional videos

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Read more about Technical Mathematics

Technical Mathematics

Contributors: Heinrichs, Brown, and Rehberger

Publisher: TRAILS

a textbook for technical mathematics specifically for the Machining Industry. This text will include not only the basic math principles required for technical and machining mathematics, but also business math concepts to best prepare students for optimal job placement.

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Read more about Exploring Earth: An Introduction to Earth Science

Exploring Earth: An Introduction to Earth Science

Contributor: Laó-Dávila

Publisher: Oklahoma State University

Open textbook for introductory geology courses

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Read more about Introduction to Data Science

Introduction to Data Science

Publisher: University of Arkansas

An overview of data science for first-year data science students. The text provides a basic understanding of the disciplines within data science such that they can function on an interdisciplinary team. It also provides the knowledge needed to make an informed selection of a Concentration within the data science program.

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Read more about Critical Feminist Methodologies

Critical Feminist Methodologies

Contributors: Bailey and Essmiller

Publisher: Oklahoma State University

This resource will be the initial product of an open pedagogy project completed as part of a graduate level critical feminist methodologies course. The introduction to the book will set the stage by providing the epistemological and theoretical grounding of the course materials, describe the materials the students read, and provide information about the exemplar assignment. The main body of of the text will include scholarly discussions and analyses of thematically grouped exemplar work representative of critical feminist methodologies. Complementary to each scholarly analysis will be pieces focused on the work created from the perspective of the population and voices addressed in the exemplar.

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Read more about Introduction to Biosystems Engineering

Introduction to Biosystems Engineering

Contributors: Holden, Wolfe, Ogejo, and Cummins

Publishers: American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) in association with VT Publishing and Virginia Tech Publishing

The discipline of Biosystems Engineering emerged in the 1990s from the traditional strongholds of agricultural engineering and food engineering. Biosystems engineering integrates engineering science and design with applied biological, environmental, and agricultural sciences. This book is targeted at 1st and 2nd year university-level students with an interest in biosystems engineering but who are not yet familiar with the breadth and depth of the subject. It is designed as a coherent educational resource, also available for download as individual digital chapters. The book can be used as a localized, customizable text for introductory courses in Biosystems Engineering globally. It is written as a series of stand-alone chapters organized under six major topics: Food and Bioprocessing; Environment; Buildings and Infrastructure; Information and Communications Technology and Data; Machinery Systems; and Energy. Each chapter is organized around stated learning outcomes and describes key concepts, applications of the concepts, and worked examples.

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