# Newest Textbooks

## How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python

Allen Downey, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Jeff Elkner, Yorktown High School

Chris Meyers, Lane Community College

*How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Learning with Python*is an introduction to programming using Python.

(6 reviews)

## Physical Modeling in MATLAB

Allen Downey, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Most books that use MATLAB are aimed at readers who know how to program. This book is for people who have never programmed before. As a result, the order of presentation is unusual. The book starts with scalar values and works up to vectors and matrices very gradually. This approach is good for beginning programmers, because it is hard to understand composite objects until you understand basic programming semantics. But there are problems:

(7 reviews)

## The Little Book of Semaphores

Allen B. Downey, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

*The Little Book of Semaphores* is a free (in both senses of the word) textbook that introduces the principles of synchronization for concurrent programming.

(3 reviews)

## Basics of Fluid Mechanics

Genick Bar-Meir

The topic of fluid mechanics is common to several disciplines: mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, and civil engineering. In fact, it is also related to disciplines like industrial engineering, and electrical engineering. While the emphasis is somewhat different in this book, the common material is presented and hopefully can be used by all. One can only admire the wonderful advances done by the previous geniuses who work in this field. In this book it is hoped to insert, what and when a certain model is suitable than other models.

(8 reviews)

## Fundamentals of Compressible Flow Mechanics

Genick Bar-Meir

This book deals with an introduction to the flow of compressible substances (gases). The main difference between compressible flow and almost incompressible flow is not the fact that compressibility has to be considered. Rather, the difference is in two phenomena that do not exist in incompressible flow. The first phenomenon is the very sharp discontinuity (jump) in the flow in properties. The second phenomenon is the choking of the flow. Choking is when downstream variations don't effect the flow. Though choking occurs in certain pipe flows in astronomy, there also are situations of choking in general (external) flow.

(2 reviews)

## Vector Calculus

Michael Corral, Schoolcraft College

This is a text on elementary multivariable calculus, designed for students who have completed courses in single-variable calculus. The traditional topics are covered: basic vector algebra; lines, planes and surfaces; vector-valued functions; functions of 2 or 3 variables; partial derivatives; optimization; multiple integrals; line and surface integrals.

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## Calculus for the Life Sciences: A Modeling Approach Volume 1

James L. Cornette, Iowa State University

Ralph A. Ackerman, Iowa State University

Our writing is based on three premises. First, life sciences students are motivated by and respond well to actual data related to real life sciences problems. Second, the ultimate goal of calculus in the life sciences primarily involves modeling living systems with difference and differential equations. Understanding the concepts of derivative and integral are crucial, but the ability to compute a large array of derivatives and integrals is of secondary importance. Third, the depth of calculus for life sciences students should be comparable to that of the traditional physics and engineering calculus course; else life sciences students will be short changed and their faculty will advise them to take the 'best' (engineering) course.

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## OpenIntro Statistics

David M. Diez, Harvard School of Public Health

Christopher D. Barr, Harvard School of Public Health

Mine Cetinkaya-Rundel, Duke University

*OpenIntro Statistics 3rd Edition* strives to be a complete introductory textbook of the highest caliber. Its core derives from the classic notions of statistics education and is extended by recent innovations. The textbook meets high quality standards and has been used at Princeton, Vanderbilt, UMass Amherst, and many other schools. We look forward to expanding the reach of the project and working with teachers from all colleges and schools. The chapters of this book are as follows:

(12 reviews)

## College Physics

Multiple Authors, Openstax College

This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems.

(38 reviews)

## Introduction to Sociology 2e

Multiple Authors, OpenStax

*Introduction to Sociology 2e* adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, relevant examples.

(44 reviews)