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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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Read more about Operating Systems and Middleware: Supporting Controlled Interaction

Operating Systems and Middleware: Supporting Controlled Interaction

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributor: Hailperin

Publisher: Max Hailperin

License: CC BY-SA

In this book, you will learn about all three kinds of interaction. In all three cases, interesting software techniques are needed in order to bring the computations into contact, yet keep them suffciently at arm's length that they don't compromise each other's reliability. The exciting challenge, then, is supporting controlled interaction. This includes support for computations that share a single computer and interact with one another, as your email and word processing programs do. It also includes support for data storage and network communication. This book describes how all these kinds of support are provided both by operating systems and by additional software layered on top of operating systems, which is known as middleware.

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Read more about Anatomy and Physiology 2e - 2e

Anatomy and Physiology 2e - 2e

Copyright Year: 2021

Contributors: Betts, Young, and Wise

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

Anatomy and Physiology 2e is developed to meet the scope and sequence for a two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body systems. The revision focuses on inclusive and equitable instruction and includes new student support. Illustrations have been extensively revised to be clearer and more inclusive. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology 2e also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams. Please learn more about the changes by previewing the preface.

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Read more about A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra

A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra

Copyright Year: 2009

Contributor: Shoup

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

License: CC BY-NC-ND

All of the mathematics required beyond basic calculus is developed “from scratch.” Moreover, the book generally alternates between “theory” and “applications”: one or two chapters on a particular set of purely mathematical concepts are followed by one or two chapters on algorithms and applications; the mathematics provides the theoretical underpinnings for the applications, while the applications both motivate and illustrate the mathematics. Of course, this dichotomy between theory and applications is not perfectly maintained: the chapters that focus mainly on applications include the development of some of the mathematics that is specific to a particular application, and very occasionally, some of the chapters that focus mainly on mathematics include a discussion of related algorithmic ideas as well.

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Read more about Information Systems for Business and Beyond

Information Systems for Business and Beyond

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributors: Bourgeois, Smith, Wang, and Mortati

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC

This book is written as an introductory text, meant for those with little or no experience with computers or information systems. While sometimes the descriptions can get a little bit technical, every effort has been made to convey the information essential to understanding a topic while not getting bogged down in detailed terminology or esoteric discussions.

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Read more about The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming

The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributor: Mendez

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Web development is an evolving amalgamation of languages that work in concert to receive, modify, and deliver information between parties using the Internet as a mechanism of delivery. While it is easy to describe conceptually, implementation is accompanied by an overwhelming variety of languages, platforms, templates, frameworks, guidelines, and standards. Navigating a project from concept to completion often requires more than mastery of one or two complementing languages, meaning today's developers need both breadth, and depth, of knowledge to be effective.

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Read more about Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity

Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity

Copyright Year: 2014

Contributor: Steinberg

Publisher: Open SUNY

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity attempts to make the study of literature more than simply another school subject that students have to take. At a time when all subjects seem to be valued only for their testability, this book tries to show the value of reading and studying literature, even earlier literature. It shows students, some of whom will themselves become teachers, that literature actually has something to say to them. Furthermore, it shows that literature is meant to be enjoyed, that, as the Roman poet Horace (and his Renaissance disciple Sir Philip Sidney) said, the functions of literature are to teach and to delight. The book will also be useful to teachers who want to convey their passion for literature to their students. After an introductory chapter that offers advice on how to read (and teach) literature, the book consists of a series of chapters that examine individual literary works ranging from The Iliad to Charles Dickens' Bleak House. These chapters can not substitute for reading the actual works. Rather they are intended to help students read those works. They are attempts to demystify the act of reading and to show that these works, whether they are nearly three thousand or less than two hundred years old, still have important things to say to contemporary readers.

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Read more about Linear Algebra, Theory And Applications

Linear Algebra, Theory And Applications

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Kuttler

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-SA

This is a book on linear algebra and matrix theory. While it is self contained, it will work best for those who have already had some exposure to linear algebra. It is also assumed that the reader has had calculus. Some optional topics require more analysis than this, however.

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Read more about Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications

Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Judson

Publisher: University of Puget Sound

License: Free Documentation License (GNU)

This text is intended for a one- or two-semester undergraduate course in abstract algebra. Traditionally, these courses have covered the theoretical aspects of groups, rings, and fields. However, with the development of computing in the last several decades, applications that involve abstract algebra and discrete mathematics have become increasingly important, and many science, engineering, and computer science students are now electing to minor in mathematics. Though theory still occupies a central role in the subject of abstract algebra and no student should go through such a course without a good notion of what a proof is, the importance of applications such as coding theory and cryptography has grown significantly.

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