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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 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 Introduction to Sociology - 3e

Introduction to Sociology - 3e

Copyright Year: 2015

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.

(60 reviews)

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Read more about College Physics

College Physics

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributors: Urone, Hinrichs, and Dirks

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY

This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems.

(46 reviews)

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Read more about OpenIntro Statistics - Fourth Edition

OpenIntro Statistics - Fourth Edition

Copyright Year: 2015

Contributors: Diez, Barr, and Cetinkaya-Rundel

Publisher: OpenIntro

License: CC BY-SA

OpenIntro Statistics covers a first course in statistics, providing a rigorous introduction to applied

(19 reviews)

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Read more about Precalculus

Precalculus

Copyright Year: 2013

Contributors: Stitz and Zeager

Publisher: Stitz Zeager Open Source Mathematics

License: CC BY-NC-SA

A casual glance through the Table of Contents of most of the major publishers' College Algebra books reveals nearly isomorphic content in both order and depth. Our Table of Contents shows a different approach, one that might be labeled “Functions First.” To truly use The Rule of Four, that is, in order to discuss each new concept algebraically, graphically, numerically and verbally, it seems completely obvious to us that one would need to introduce functions first. (Take a moment and compare our ordering to the classic “equations first, then the Cartesian Plane and THEN functions” approach seen in most of the major players.) We then introduce a class of functions and discuss the equations, inequalities (with a heavy emphasis on sign diagrams) and applications which involve functions in that class.

(2 reviews)

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Read more about An Introduction to Formal Logic

An Introduction to Formal Logic

Copyright Year: 2012

Contributor: Magnus

Publisher: Fecundity

License: CC BY-SA

forall x is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with identity, logical systems that significantly influenced twentieth-century analytic philosophy. After working through the material in this book, a student should be able to understand most quantified expressions that arise in their philosophical reading.

(9 reviews)

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Read more about Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

Copyright Year: 2015

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

License: CC BY-NC-SA

When you teach Introduction to Psychology, do you find it difficult — much harder than teaching classes in statistics or research methods? Do you easily give a lecture on the sympathetic nervous system, a lecture on Piaget, and a lecture on social cognition, but struggle with linking these topics together for the student? Do you feel like you are presenting a laundry list of research findings rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge? Have you wondered how to ensure your course is relevant to your students? Introduction to Psychology utilizes the dual theme of behavior and empiricism to make psychology relevant to intro students. The author wrote this book to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. Five or ten years from now, he does not expect his students to remember the details of most of what he teaches them. However, he does hope that they will remember that psychology matters because it helps us understand behavior and that our knowledge of psychology is based on empirical study.

(22 reviews)

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Read more about Introduction to Economic Analysis

Introduction to Economic Analysis

Copyright Year: 2009

Contributors: McAfee and Lewis

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This book presents standard intermediate microeconomics material and some material that, in the authors' view, ought to be standard but is not. Introductory economics material is integrated. Standard mathematical tools, including calculus, are used throughout. The book easily serves as an intermediate microeconomics text, and can be used for a relatively sophisticated undergraduate who has not taken a basic university course in economics.

(4 reviews)

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Read more about Business Information Systems: Design an App for That

Business Information Systems: Design an App for That

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributors: Frost, Pike, Kenyo, and Pels

Publisher: Saylor Foundation

License: CC BY-NC-SA

We set out to design an introductory course governed by four themes:

(5 reviews)

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