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Read more about Chemistry: Atoms First - 2e

Chemistry: Atoms First - 2e

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Flowers, Neth, and Robinson

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Chemistry: Atoms First 2e is a peer-reviewed, openly licensed introductory textbook produced through a collaborative publishing partnership between OpenStax and the University of Connecticut and UConn Undergraduate Student Government Association.

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Read more about Signal Computing: Digital Signals in the Software Domain

Signal Computing: Digital Signals in the Software Domain

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Stiber, Zhang Stiber, and Larson

Publisher: Michael Stiber, Eric Larson

License: CC BY-SA

In this book, you will learn how digital signals are captured, represented, processed, communicated, and stored in computers. The specific topics we will cover include: physical properties of the source information (such as sound or images), devices for information cap- ture (microphones, cameras), digitization, compression, digital signal representation (JPEG, MPEG), digital signal processing (DSP), and network communication. By the end of this book, you should understand the problems and solutions facing signal computing systems development in the areas of user interfaces, information retrieval, data structures and algo- rithms, and communications.

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Read more about Open Logic Project

Open Logic Project

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Zach, Arana, Avigad, Dean, Russell, Wyatt, and Yap

Publisher: Open Logic Text

License: CC BY

The Open Logic Text is an open-source, collaborative textbook of formal meta-logic and formal methods, starting at an intermediate level (i.e., after an introductory formal logic course). Though aimed at a non-mathematical audience (in particular, students of philosophy and computer science), it is rigorous.

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Read more about Think DSP: Digital Signal Processing in Python

Think DSP: Digital Signal Processing in Python

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Downey

Publisher: Green Tea Press

License: CC BY-NC

Think DSP is an introduction to Digital Signal Processing in Python.

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Read more about Think Complexity: Exploring Complexity Science with Python - 2e

Think Complexity: Exploring Complexity Science with Python - 2e

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Downey

Publisher: Green Tea Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Complexity Science is an interdisciplinary field—at the intersection of mathematics, computer science, and natural science—that focuses on discrete models of physical and social systems. In particular, it focuses on complex systems, which are systems with many interacting components.

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Read more about Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics Made Simple

Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics Made Simple

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Downey

Publisher: Green Tea Press

License: CC BY-NC

Think Bayes is an introduction to Bayesian statistics using computational methods.

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Read more about International Economics: Theory and Policy

International Economics: Theory and Policy

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Suranovic

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This text strives to reach a median between these two approaches. First, I believe that students need to learn the theory and models to understand how economists understand the world. I also think these ideas are accessible to most students if they are explained thoroughly. This text presents numerous models in some detail, not by employing advanced mathematics, but rather by walking students through a detailed description of how a model's assumptions influence its conclusions. Second, and perhaps more important, students must learn how the models connect with the real world. I believe that theory is done primarily to guide policy. We do positive economics to help answer the normative questions; for example, what should a country do about its trade policy or its exchange rate policy? The results from models give us insights that help us answer these questions. Thus this text strives to explain why each model is interesting by connecting its results to some aspect of a current policy issue. A prime example is found in Chapter 11 "Evaluating the Controversy between Free Trade and Protectionism" of this book, which addresses the age-old question of whether countries should choose free trade or some type of selected protection. The chapter demonstrates how the results of the various models presented throughout the text contribute to our understanding of this long-standing debate.

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Read more about Sustaining the Commons

Sustaining the Commons

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributors: Anderies and Janssen

Publisher: Arizona State University

License: CC BY-NC-ND

This textbook discusses the main framework, concepts and applications of the work of Elinor Ostrom and her colleagues for an undergraduate audience. We began teaching a course on collective and the commons in 2007 at Arizona State University. Initially we made use of Ostrom's classic book “Governing the Commons”, but this book was not written for an undergraduate audience. Moreover, many new insights have been developed since the 1990 publication of “Governing the Commons”. Therefore we decided to write our own textbook, which we have been using since the Spring of 2012.

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Read more about Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Living with Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest

Copyright Year: 2004

Contributor: Yeats

Publisher: Oregon State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

In this expanded new edition of Living with Earthquakes, Robert Yeats, a leading authority on earthquakes in California and the Pacific Northwest, describes the threat posed by the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a great earthquake fault which runs for hundreds of miles offshore from British Columbia to northern California. New research reveals subtle movements on the deepest part of this fault every 14-15 months — building up strain toward the next major earthquake.

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Read more about The Intelligent Troglodyte’s Guide to Plato’s Republic

The Intelligent Troglodyte’s Guide to Plato’s Republic

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Drabkin

Publisher: A.T. Still University

License: CC BY

The Republic of Plato is one of the classic gateway texts into the study and practice of philosophy, and it is just the sort of book that has been able to arrest and redirect lives. How it has been able to do this, and whether or not it will be able to do this in your own case, is something you can only discover for yourself. The present guidebook aims to help a person get fairly deep, fairly quickly, into the project. It divides the dialogue into 96 sections and provides commentary on each section as well as questions for reflection and exploration. It is organized with a table of contents and is stitched together with a system of navigating bookmarks. Links to external sites such as the Perseus Classical Library are used throughout. This book is suitable for college courses or independent study.

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