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Read more about Whitman Calculus

Whitman Calculus

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributor: Guichard

Publisher: David Guichard

License: CC BY-NC-SA

An introductory level single variable calculus book, covering standard topics in differential and integral calculus, and infinite series. Late transcendentals and multivariable versions are also available.

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Read more about Writing for Success

Writing for Success

Copyright Year: 2015

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.

(48 reviews)

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Read more about An Introduction to Formal Logic

An Introduction to Formal Logic

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Magnus

Publisher: Fecundity

License: CC BY-SA

forall x is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with identity, logical systems that significantly influenced twentieth-century analytic philosophy. After working through the material in this book, a student should be able to understand most quantified expressions that arise in their philosophical reading.

(9 reviews)

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Read more about College Trigonometry

College Trigonometry

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Stitz and Zeager

Publisher: Stitz Zeager Open Source Mathematics

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Covers chapters 10-11 of Precalculus.

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Read more about Precalculus

Precalculus

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributors: Stitz and Zeager

Publisher: Stitz Zeager Open Source Mathematics

License: CC BY-NC-SA

A casual glance through the Table of Contents of most of the major publishers' College Algebra books reveals nearly isomorphic content in both order and depth. Our Table of Contents shows a different approach, one that might be labeled “Functions First.” To truly use The Rule of Four, that is, in order to discuss each new concept algebraically, graphically, numerically and verbally, it seems completely obvious to us that one would need to introduce functions first. (Take a moment and compare our ordering to the classic “equations first, then the Cartesian Plane and THEN functions” approach seen in most of the major players.) We then introduce a class of functions and discuss the equations, inequalities (with a heavy emphasis on sign diagrams) and applications which involve functions in that class.

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Read more about Light and Matter

Light and Matter

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributor: Crowell

Publisher: Benjamin Crowell

License: CC BY-SA

This is an introductory text intended for a one-year introductory course of the type typically taken by biology majors, or for AP Physics B. Algebra and trig are used, and there are optional calculus-based sections.

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Read more about International Trade: Theory and Policy

International Trade: Theory and Policy

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributor: Suranovic

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

International Trade: Theory and Policy is built on Steve Suranovic's belief that to understand the international economy, students need to learn how economic models are applied to real world problems. It is true what they say, that ”economists do it with models.“ That's because economic models provide insights about the world that are simply not obtainable solely by discussion of the issues. International Trade: Theory and Policy presents a variety of international trade models including the Ricardian model, the Heckscher-Ohlin model, and the monopolistic competition model. It includes trade policy analysis in both perfectly competitive and imperfectly competitive markets.

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Read more about Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Copyright Year: 2008

Contributor: Stewart

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook covers physical-oceanographic processes, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering. In addition to the classical topics, the author includes discussions of heat fluxes, the role of the ocean in climate, the deep circulation, equatorial processes including El Nino, data bases used by oceanographers, the role of satellites and data from space, ship-based measurements, and the importance of vorticity in understanding oceanic flows. Students should have studied differential equations and introductory college physics, although math is de-emphasized.

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Read more about Introduction to Probability

Introduction to Probability

Copyright Year: 1997

Contributors: Grinstead and Snell

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

License: Free Documentation License (GNU)

Probability theory began in seventeenth century France when the two great French mathematicians, Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat, corresponded over two problems from games of chance. Problems like those Pascal and Fermat solved continuedto influence such early researchers as Huygens, Bernoulli, and DeMoivre in establishing a mathematical theory of probability. Today, probability theory is a wellestablished branch of mathematics that finds applications in every area of scholarlyactivity from music to physics, and in daily experience from weather prediction topredicting the risks of new medical treatments.

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Read more about Introductory Chemistry

Introductory Chemistry

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributor: Ball

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

David W. Ball of Cleveland State University brings his new survey of general chemistry text, Introductory Chemistry, to the market with a fresh theme that will be sure to hold student interest: "Chemistry is Everywhere." Introductory Chemistry is intended for a one-semester introductory or preparatory chemistry course. Throughout the chapters, David presents two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook, that chemistry is everywhere.

(15 reviews)

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