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Read more about Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication

Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication

Copyright Year: 2016

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

According to the author, the world did not need another introductory text in mass communication. But the world did need another kind of introductory text in mass communication, and that is how Understanding Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication was birthed.

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Read more about Programming Fundamentals - A Modular Structured Approach using C++

Programming Fundamentals - A Modular Structured Approach using C++

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributor: Busbee

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

License: CC BY

Programming Fundamentals - A Modular Structured Approach using C++ is written by Kenneth Leroy Busbee, a faculty member at Houston Community College in Houston, Texas. The materials used in this textbook/collection were developed by the author and others as independent modules for publication within the Connexions environment. Programming fundamentals are often divided into three college courses: Modular/Structured, Object Oriented and Data Structures. This textbook/collection covers the first of those three courses.

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Read more about Algorithms and Data Structures With Applications to Graphics and Geometry

Algorithms and Data Structures With Applications to Graphics and Geometry

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Nievergelt and Hinrichs

Publisher: Global Text Project

License: CC BY

An introductory coverage of algorithms and data structures with application to graphics and geometry.

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Read more about Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology

Copyright Year: 2009

Contributors: Seifert and Sutton

Publisher: University of Manitoba

License: CC BY

Chapters in the text can be assigned either from beginning to end, as with a conventional printed book, or they can be selected in some other sequence to meet the needs of particular students or classes. In general the first half of the book focuses on broader questions and principles taken from psychology per se, and the second half focuses on somewhat more practical issues of teaching. But the division between “theory” and “practice” is only approximate; all parts of the book draw on research, theory, and practical wisdom wherever appropriate. Chapter 2 is about learning theory, and Chapter 3 is about development; but as we point out, these topics overlap with each other as well as with the concerns of daily teaching. Chapter 4 is about several forms of student diversity (what might be called individual differences in another context), and Chapter 5 is about one form of diversity that has become prominent in schools recently—students with disabilities. Chapter 6 is about motivation, a topic that is heavily studied by psychological researchers, but that also poses perennial challenges to classroom teachers.

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Read more about Fundamentals of Mathematics

Fundamentals of Mathematics

Copyright Year: 2008

Contributors: Burzynski and Ellis

Publisher: OpenStax CNX

License: CC BY

Fundamentals of Mathematics is a work text that covers the traditional study in a modern prealgebra course, as well as the topics of estimation, elementary analytic geometry, and introductory algebra. It is intended for students who:

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Read more about The Adventure of Physics - Vol. II: Relativity

The Adventure of Physics - Vol. II: Relativity

Copyright Year: 1990

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

License: CC BY-NC-ND

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Curiosity about how people, animals, things, images and empty space move leads to many adven- tures. This volume presents the best of them in the domains of relativity and cosmology. In the study of motion – physics – special and general relativity form two important building blocks.

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Read more about The Adventure of Physics - Vol. III: Light, Charges, and Brains

The Adventure of Physics - Vol. III: Light, Charges, and Brains

Copyright Year: 1990

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

License: CC BY-NC-ND

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Curiosity about how people, animals, things, images and space move leads to many adventures. This volume presents the adventures one encounters when exploring everything electric. The story ranges from the weighing of electric current to the use of magnetic fields to heal bone fractures and up to the understanding of the human brain.

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Read more about The Adventure of Physics -  Vol. IV: The Quantum of Change

The Adventure of Physics - Vol. IV: The Quantum of Change

Copyright Year: 1990

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

License: CC BY-NC-ND

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Have you ever asked: Why do people, animals, things, images and space move? The answer leads to many adventures; this volume presents those due to the discovery that there is a smallest change value in nature. This smallest change value, the quantum of action, leads to what is called quantum physics. In the structure of modern physics, quantum physics covers three points; this volume covers the introduction to the point in the lower right: the foundations of quantum theory.

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Read more about The Adventure of Physics - Vol. V: Motion Inside Matter - Pleasure, Technology, and Stars

The Adventure of Physics - Vol. V: Motion Inside Matter - Pleasure, Technology, and Stars

Copyright Year: 1990

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

License: CC BY-NC-ND

This book is written for anybody who is curious about nature and motion. Curiosity about how bodies, images and empty space move leads to many adventures. This volume presents the best adventures about the motion inside people, inside animals, and inside any other type of matter – from the largest stars to the smallest nuclei.

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Read more about The Adventure of Physics - Vol. VI: The Strand Model - A Speculation on Unification

The Adventure of Physics - Vol. VI: The Strand Model - A Speculation on Unification

Copyright Year: 2008

Contributor: Schiller

Publisher: Motion Mountain

License: CC BY-NC-ND

This book is written for anybody who is intensely curious about nature and motion. Have you ever asked: Why do people, animals, things, images and empty space move? The answer leads to many adventures, and this book presents one of the best of them: the search for a precise, unified and final description of all motion.

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