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Read more about Principles of Macroeconomics

Principles of Macroeconomics

Copyright Year: 2016

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Recognizing that a course in economics may seem daunting to some students, we have tried to make the writing clear and engaging. Clarity comes in part from the intuitive presentation style, but we have also integrated a number of pedagogical features that we believe make learning economic concepts and principles easier and more fun. These features are very student-focused. The chapters themselves are written using a “modular” format. In particular, chapters generally consist of three main content sections that break down a particular topic into manageable parts. Each content section contains not only an exposition of the material at hand but also learning objectives, summaries, examples, and problems. Each chapter is introduced with a story to motivate the material and each chapter ends with a wrap-up and additional problems. Our goal is to encourage active learning by including many examples and many problems of different types.

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Read more about Principles of Economics

Principles of Economics

Copyright Year: 2016

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book is intended for a two-semester course in Economics taught out of the social sciences or business school. Principles of Economics aims to teach considerable range and depth of Economic concepts through an approachable style and methodology. The authors take a three-pronged approach to every chapter: The concept is covered with a “Heads Up” to ward off confusion, a real-world application for that concept, and a “You Try It” section to make sure students are staying on top of the concept.

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Read more about Personal Finance

Personal Finance

Copyright Year: 2009

Contributors: Siegel and Yacht

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Personal Finance by Rachel Siegel and Carol Yacht is a comprehensive Personal Finance text which includes a wide range of pedagogical aids to keep students engaged and instructors on track.

(17 reviews)

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Read more about Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior

Copyright Year: 2017

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Organizational Behavior bridges the gap between theory and practice with a distinct "experiential" approach.

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Read more about Microeconomics: Theory Through Applications

Microeconomics: Theory Through Applications

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Cooper and John

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Russell Cooper and Andrew John have written an economics text aimed directly at students from its very inception. You're thinking, ”Yeah, sure. I've heard that before.“

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Read more about Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Hefferon

Publisher: Jim Hefferon

License: CC BY-SA

This text covers the standard material for a US undergraduate first course: linear systems and Gauss's Method, vector spaces, linear maps and matrices, determinants, and eigenvectors and eigenvalues, as well as additional topics such as introductions to various applications. It has extensive exercise sets with worked answers to all exercises, including proofs, beamer slides for classroom use, and a lab manual for computer work. The approach is developmental. Although everything is proved, it introduces the material with a great deal of motivation, many computational examples, and exercises that range from routine verifications to a few challenges. Ancillary materials are available at the publisher link.

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Read more about Introductory Chemistry

Introductory Chemistry

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributor: Ball

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

David W. Ball of Cleveland State University brings his new survey of general chemistry text, Introductory Chemistry, to the market with a fresh theme that will be sure to hold student interest: "Chemistry is Everywhere." Introductory Chemistry is intended for a one-semester introductory or preparatory chemistry course. Throughout the chapters, David presents two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook, that chemistry is everywhere.

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Read more about Introduction to Probability

Introduction to Probability

Copyright Year: 1997

Contributors: Grinstead and Snell

Publisher: American Mathematical Society

License: Free Documentation License (GNU)

Probability theory began in seventeenth century France when the two great French mathematicians, Blaise Pascal and Pierre de Fermat, corresponded over two problems from games of chance. Problems like those Pascal and Fermat solved continuedto influence such early researchers as Huygens, Bernoulli, and DeMoivre in establishing a mathematical theory of probability. Today, probability theory is a wellestablished branch of mathematics that finds applications in every area of scholarlyactivity from music to physics, and in daily experience from weather prediction topredicting the risks of new medical treatments.

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Read more about Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Copyright Year: 2008

Contributor: Stewart

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This textbook covers physical-oceanographic processes, theories, data, and measurements, targeted at upper-division undergraduates and graduate students in oceanography, meteorology, and ocean engineering. In addition to the classical topics, the author includes discussions of heat fluxes, the role of the ocean in climate, the deep circulation, equatorial processes including El Nino, data bases used by oceanographers, the role of satellites and data from space, ship-based measurements, and the importance of vorticity in understanding oceanic flows. Students should have studied differential equations and introductory college physics, although math is de-emphasized.

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Read more about Information Systems: A Manager's Guide to Harnessing Technology

Information Systems: A Manager's Guide to Harnessing Technology

Copyright Year: 2015

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Information Systems: A Manager's Guide to Harnessing Technology is intended for use in undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Management Information Systems and Information Technology.

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