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Read more about College Physics - 2e

College Physics - 2e

Copyright Year: 2022

Contributors: Urone, Hinrichs, and Dirks

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

College Physics 2e introduces topics conceptually and progresses through clear explanations in the context of career-oriented, practical applications, and meets the scope and sequence of an algebra-based physics course. The narrative of physics and scientific discovery has been even further expanded to focus on including more diverse contributors to the field. Building on the success of the first edition the authors have increased focus on interdisciplinary connections, including enhancements to biological and medical applications. The problem solving approach has been revised to further unify conceptual, analytical, and calculation skills within the learning process, the authors have integrated a wide array of strategies and supports throughout the text for students.

(47 reviews)

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Read more about Introduction to Sociology - 3e

Introduction to Sociology - 3e

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Conerly, Holmes, and Tamang

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Introduction to Sociology 3e aligns to the topics and objectives of many introductory sociology courses. It is arranged in a manner that provides foundational sociological theories and contexts, then progresses through various aspects of human and societal interactions. The new edition is focused on driving meaningful and memorable learning experiences related to critical thinking about society and culture. The text includes comprehensive coverage of core concepts, discussions and data relevant to a diverse audience, and features that draw learners into the discipline in powerful and personal ways. Overall, Introduction to Sociology 3e aims to center the course and discipline as crucial elements for understanding relationships, society, and civic engagement; the authors seek to lay the foundation for students to apply what they learn throughout their lives and careers.

(63 reviews)

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Read more about American Government and Politics in the Information Age

American Government and Politics in the Information Age

Copyright Year: 2016

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This text is a comprehensive introduction to the vital subject of American government and politics. Governments decide who gets what, when, how (See Harold D. Lasswell, Politics: Who Gets What, When, How, [New York: McGraw-Hill, 1936]); they make policies and pass laws that are binding on all a society's members; they decide about taxation and spending, benefits and costs, even life and death.

(13 reviews)

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Read more about Business English for Success

Business English for Success

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributor: McLean

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Business English for Success is a creative solution to a common challenge across Business Communication courses: Business English or Business Presentations? Some classes place an equal emphasis on oral and written communication. If that's the case for you check out our text Business Communication for Success. If, however, your class places the emphasis squarely on written communication and writing proficiency, then Business English for Success is for you.

(8 reviews)

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Read more about Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Copyright Year: 2015

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Criminal Law uses a two-step process to augment learning, called the applied approach. First, after building a strong foundation from scratch, Criminal Law introduces you to crimes and defenses that have been broken down into separate components. It is so much easier to memorize and comprehend the subject matter when it is simplified this way. However, becoming proficient in the law takes more than just memorization. You must be trained to take the laws you have studied and apply them to various fact patterns. Most students are expected to do this automatically, but application must be seen, experienced, and practiced before it comes naturally. Thus the second step of the applied approach is reviewing examples of the application of law to facts after dissecting and analyzing each legal concept. Some of the examples come from cases, and some are purely fictional. All the examples are memorable, even quirky, so they will stick in your mind and be available when you need them the most (like during an exam). After a few chapters, you will notice that you no longer obsess over an explanation that doesn't completely make sense the first time you read it—you will just skip to the example. The examples clarify the principles for you, lightening the workload significantly.

(19 reviews)

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Read more about Essentials of Geographic Information Systems

Essentials of Geographic Information Systems

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Campbell and Shin

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated with mapping, this book provides a gentle, yet substantive, introduction to the use and application of digital maps, mapping, and GIS.

(15 reviews)

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Read more about Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis

Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributor: Fallows

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The reason why Randall Fallows wrote Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis is simple: to help give students a better understanding of how to discover, develop, and revise an analytical essay. Here is how his 5 chapter book goes about doing just that:

(14 reviews)

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Read more about General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications

General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Averill and Eldredge

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The overall goal of the authors with General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications was to produce a text that introduces the students to the relevance and excitement of chemistry.

(10 reviews)

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Read more about Beginning Excel 2019

Beginning Excel 2019

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributors: Brown, Lave, and Romey

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook was written for a community college introductory course in spreadsheets utilizing Microsoft Excel. While the figures shown utilize Excel 2019, the textbook was written to be applicable to other versions of Excel as well. The book introduces new users to the basics of spreadsheets and is appropriate for students in any major who have not used Excel before. This textbook includes instructions for Excel for Mac also.

(24 reviews)

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Read more about Human Resource Management

Human Resource Management

Copyright Year: 2016

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Human Resource Management teaches HRM strategies and theories that any manager—not just those in HR—needs to know about recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating people.

(24 reviews)

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