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Read more about x86-64 Assembly Language Programming with Ubuntu

x86-64 Assembly Language Programming with Ubuntu

Ed Jorgensen, University of Nevada

The purpose of this text is to provide a reference for University level assembly language and systems programming courses. Specifically, this text addresses the x86-64 instruction set for the popular x86-64 class of processors using the Ubuntu 64-bit Operating System (OS). While the provided code and various examples should work under any Linux-based 64-bit OS, they have only been tested under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit). The x86-64 is a Complex Instruction Set Computing (CISC) CPU design. This refers to the internal processor design philosophy. CISC processors typically include a wide variety of instructions (sometimes overlapping), varying instructions sizes, and a wide range of addressing modes. The term was retroactively coined in contrast to Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC3).

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Introduction to Oceanography

Paul Webb

Introduction to Oceanography is a textbook appropriate to an introductory-level university course in oceanography. The book covers the fundamental geological, chemical, physical and biological processes in the ocean, with an emphasis on the North Atlantic region.

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Writing for Electronic Media

Brian Champagne

Welcome to Writing for Electronic Media, an OER textbook. OER stands for Open Educational Resource, which means it’s free for all who access. Since it is electronic, I will do what I can to keep it updated with the changing media. People’s viewing habits are changing as they migrate to mobile sources, social media, and kitten videos.Television News is still a dominant #1 source, and radio is still the safest way to stay informed in your car. Hopefully, you already have some journalism background. This book does not teach the who, what, when, where, why, and how of reporting; its goal is to teach how to present the journalism you already know via electronic media, primarily television.

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Read more about Mythology Unbound: An Online Textbook for Classical Mythology

Mythology Unbound: An Online Textbook for Classical Mythology

Jessica Mellenthin

Susan O. Shapiro

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Read more about Speaking of Culture

Speaking of Culture

Nolan Weil

“Speaking of Culture” is a collection of instructor-authored background readings intended to accompany other activities, discussions, experiences, projects, and readings for IELI 2470 – Cross-Cultural Perspectives, a course offered by faculty in the Intensive English Language Institute at Utah State University. Its main purpose is to define culture and other concepts often associated with it.

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Read more about Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Catherine Wilson, University of York

Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint addresses in a novel format the major topics and themes of contemporary metaethics, the study of the analysis of moral thought and judgement. Metathetics is less concerned with what practices are right or wrong than with what we mean by ‘right’ and ‘wrong.’

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Read more about Teaching Mathematics at Secondary Level

Teaching Mathematics at Secondary Level

Tony Gardiner, University of Birmingham

Teaching Mathematics is nothing less than a mathematical manifesto. Arising in response to a limited National Curriculum, and engaged with secondary schooling for those aged 11 ̶ 14 (Key Stage 3) in particular, this handbook for teachers will help them broaden and enrich their students’ mathematical education. It avoids specifying how to teach, and focuses instead on the central principles and concepts that need to be borne in mind by all teachers and textbook authors—but which are little appreciated in the UK at present.

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Read more about The Essence of Mathematics Through Elementary Problems

The Essence of Mathematics Through Elementary Problems

Alexandre Borovik, University of Manchester

Tony Gardiner, University of Birmingham

It is increasingly clear that the shapes of reality – whether of the natural world, or of the built environment – are in some profound sense mathematical. Therefore it would benefit students and educated adults to understand what makes mathematics itself ‘tick’, and to appreciate why its shapes, patterns and formulae provide us with precisely the language we need to make sense of the world around us. The second part of this challenge may require some specialist experience, but the authors of this book concentrate on the first part, and explore the extent to which elementary mathematics allows us all to understand something of the nature of mathematics from the inside.


 


The Essence of Mathematics consists of a sequence of 270 problems – with commentary and full solutions. The reader is assumed to have a reasonable grasp of school mathematics. More importantly, s/he should want to understand something of mathematics beyond the classroom, and be willing to engage with (and to reflect upon) challenging problems that highlight the essence of the discipline.

 

The book consists of six chapters of increasing sophistication (Mental Skills; Arithmetic; Word Problems; Algebra; Geometry; Infinity), with interleaved commentary. The content will appeal to students considering further study of mathematics at university, teachers of mathematics at age 14-18, and anyone who wants to see what this kind of elementary content has to tell us about how mathematics really works.

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Read more about Let's Get Writing!

Let's Get Writing!

Elizabeth Browning

Kirsten DeVries

Kathy Boylan

Jenifer Kurtz

Katelyn Burton

This introduction is designed to exemplify how writers think about and produce text. The guiding features are the following:

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Read more about Creating Online Learning Experiences

Creating Online Learning Experiences

Matt Crosslin, University of Texas at Arlington

Brett Benham, University of Texas at Arlington

Justin T. Dellinger, University of Texas at Arlington

Amber Patterson, City of Mesquite, Texas

Peggy Semingson, The University of Texas at Arlington

Catherine A. Spann, University of Colorado

Brittany Usman, University of Texas at Arlington

Harriet Watkins

Justin T. Dellinger, University of Texas at Arlington

Rebecca Heiser, Penn State University

Katerina Riviou, Greece & Open University of Netherlands

Brittany Usman, University of Texas at Arlington

This book provides an updated look at issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between various classifications of courses has blurred and often vanished. Classic elements of instructional design remain relevant at the same time that newer concepts of learning experience are growing in importance. However, problematic issues new and old still have to be addressed. This handbook explores many of these topics for new and experienced designers alike, whether creating traditional online courses, open learning experiences, or anything in between.

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