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Read more about Beyond Lean: Simulation in Practice - Second Edition

Beyond Lean: Simulation in Practice - Second Edition

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributor: Standridge

Publisher: Grand Valley State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Lean thinking, as well as associated processes and tools, have involved into a ubiquitous perspective for improving systems particularly in the manufacturing arena. With application experience has come an understanding of the boundaries of lean capabilities and the benefits of getting beyond these boundaries to further improve performance. Discrete event simulation is recognized as one beyond-the-boundaries of lean technique. Thus, the fundamental goal of this text is to show how discrete event simulation can be used in addition to lean thinking to achieve greater benefits in system improvement than with lean alone. Realizing this goal requires learning the problems that simulation solves as well as the methods required to solve them. The problems that simulation solves are captured in a collection of case studies. These studies serve as metaphors for industrial problems that are commonly addressed using lean and simulation.

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Read more about Introduction to Human Osteology

Introduction to Human Osteology

Copyright Year: 2010

Contributors: Hall, Beals, Neumann, Neumann, and Madden

Publisher: Grand Valley State University

License: CC BY-NC

This text was designed for use in the human osteology laboratory classroom. Bones are described to aid in identification of skeletonized remains in either an archaeological or forensic anthropology setting. Basic techniques for siding, aging, sexing, and stature estimation are described. Both images of bone and drawings are included which may be used for study purposes outside of the classroom. The text represents work that has been developed over more than 30 years by its various authors and is meant to present students with the basic analytical tools for the study of human osteology.

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Read more about Mathematical Reasoning: Writing and Proof, Version 2.1

Mathematical Reasoning: Writing and Proof, Version 2.1

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributor: Sundstrom

Publisher: Grand Valley State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Mathematical Reasoning: Writing and Proofis designed to be a text for the ?rst course in the college mathematics curriculum that introduces students to the processes of constructing and writing proofs and focuses on the formal development of mathematics. The primary goals of the text are to help students:

(5 reviews)

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Read more about Writing Spaces Web Writing Style Guide

Writing Spaces Web Writing Style Guide

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Barton, Kalmbach, and Lowe

Publisher: Grand Valley State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The Writing Spaces Web Writing Style Guide was created as a crowdsourcing project of Collaborvention 2011: A Computers and Writing Unconference. College writing teachers from around the web joined together to create this guide (see our Contributors list). The advice within it is based on contemporary theories and best practices.

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Read more about Discover Psychology 2.0: A Brief Introductory Text

Discover Psychology 2.0: A Brief Introductory Text

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributors: Biswas-Diener and Diener

Publisher: Noba

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook presents core concepts common to introductory courses. The 15 units cover the traditional areas of intro-to-psychology; ranging from biological aspects of psychology to psychological disorders to social psychology. This book can be modified: feel free to add or remove modules to better suit your specific needs. Each module in this book is accompanied by instructor's manual, PowerPoint presentation, test items, adaptive student quiz, and reading anticipation guide.

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Read more about Introduction to Psychology: The Full Noba Collection

Introduction to Psychology: The Full Noba Collection

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Biswas-Diener and Diener

Publisher: Noba

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook represents the entire catalog of Noba topics. It contains 90 learning modules covering every area of psychology commonly taught in introductory courses. This book can be modified: feel free to rearrange or remove modules to better suit your specific needs.Please note that the publisher requires you to login to access and download the textbooks.

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Read more about The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook

The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Bernnard, Bobish, Bullis, Hecker, Holden, Hosier, Jacobson, and Loney

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Good researchers have a host of tools at their disposal that make navigating today's complex information ecosystem much more manageable. Gaining the knowledge, abilities, and self-reflection necessary to be a good researcher helps not only in academic settings, but is invaluable in any career, and throughout one's life. The Information Literacy User's Guide will start you on this route to success.

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Read more about Principles of Economics - 3e

Principles of Economics - 3e

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Greenlaw, Shapiro, and MacDonald

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Principles of Economics 3e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The third edition takes a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The text uses conversational language and ample illustrations to explore economic theories, and provides a wide array of examples using both fictional and real-world scenarios. The third edition has been carefully and thoroughly updated to reflect current data and understanding, as well as to provide a deeper background in diverse contributors and their impacts on economic thought and analysis. For example, the third edition highlights the research and views of a broader group of economists. Brief references and deeply explored socio-political examples have been updated to showcase the critical – and sometimes unnoticed – ties between economic developments and topics relevant to students.

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Read more about Principles of Macroeconomics - 3e

Principles of Macroeconomics - 3e

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Greenlaw, Shapiro, and Taylor

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Principles of Macroeconomics 3e covers the scope and sequence of most one semester introductory macroeconomics courses. The third edition takes a balanced approach to the theory and application of macroeconomics concepts. The text uses conversational language and ample illustrations to explore economic theories, and provides a wide array of examples using both fictional and real-world scenarios. The third edition has been carefully and thoroughly updated to reflect current data and understanding, as well as to provide a deeper background in diverse contributors and their impacts on economic thought and analysis. For example, the third edition highlights the research and views of a broader group of economists. Brief references and deeply explored socio-political examples have also been updated to showcase the critical – and sometimes unnoticed – ties between economic developments and topics relevant to students.

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Read more about Principles of Microeconomics

Principles of Microeconomics

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Taylor, Greenlaw, and Dodge

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Principles of Economics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters.

(18 reviews)

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