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Introduction to Community Psychology

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Jason, Glantsman, and O'Brien

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY

This textbook will show you how to comprehensively analyze, investigate, and address escalating problems of economic inequality, violence, substance abuse, homelessness, poverty, and racism. It will provide you with perspectives and tools to partner with community members and organizations to promote a fair and equitable allocation of resources and opportunities.

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Read more about Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology

Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Hitchman

Publisher: Michael P. Hitchman

License: CC BY-SA

Motivated by questions in cosmology, the open-content text Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology uses Mobius transformations to develop hyperbolic, elliptic, and Euclidean geometry - three possibilities for the global geometry of the universe.

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Read more about Introduction to Financial Mathematics Concepts and Computational Methods

Introduction to Financial Mathematics Concepts and Computational Methods

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Fahim

Publisher: Florida State University

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Introduction to Financial Mathematics: Concepts and Computational Methods serves as a primer in financial mathematics with a focus on conceptual understanding of models and problem solving. It includes the mathematical background needed for risk management, such as probability theory, optimization, and the like. The goal of the book is to expose the reader to a wide range of basic problems, some of which emphasize analytic ability, some requiring programming techniques and others focusing on statistical data analysis. In addition, it covers some areas which are outside the scope of mainstream financial mathematics textbooks. For example, it presents marginal account setting by the CCP and systemic risk, and a brief overview of the model risk. Inline exercises and examples are included to help students prepare for exams on this book.

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Read more about An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers

Copyright Year: 2011

Contributor: Moser

Publisher: The Trillia Group

License: CC BY

This book, which presupposes familiarity only with the most elementary concepts of arithmetic (divisibility properties, greatest common divisor, etc.), is an expanded version of a series of lectures for graduate students on elementary number theory. Topics include: Compositions and Partitions; Arithmetic Functions; Distribution of Primes; Irrational Numbers; Congruences; Diophantine Equations; Combinatorial Number Theory; and Geometry of Numbers. Three sections of problems (which include exercises as well as unsolved problems) complete the text.

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Read more about Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind

Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind

Copyright Year: 2019

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY

Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Mind surveys the central themes in philosophy of mind and places them in a historical and contemporary context intended to engage first-time readers in the field. It focuses on debates about the status and character of the mind and its seemingly subjective nature in an apparently more objective world.

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Read more about Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributors: Matthews and Hendricks

Publisher: Rebus Community

License: CC BY

We often make judgments about good and bad, right and wrong. Philosophical ethics is the critical examination of these and other concepts central to how we evaluate our own and each others’ behavior and choices.

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Read more about Introduction to Game Theory: a Discovery Approach

Introduction to Game Theory: a Discovery Approach

Copyright Year: 2017

Contributor: Nordstrom

Publisher: Jennifer Firkins Nordstrom

License: CC BY-SA

Game theory is an excellent topic for a non-majors quantitative course as it develops mathematical models to understand human behavior in social, political, and economic settings. The variety of applications can appeal to a broad range of students. Additionally, students can learn mathematics through playing games, something many choose to do in their spare time! This text also includes an exploration of the ideas of game theory through the rich context of popular culture. It contains sections on applications of the concepts to popular culture. It suggests films, television shows, and novels with themes from game theory. The questions in each of these sections are intended to serve as essay prompts for writing assignments.

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Read more about Moving Pictures:  An Introduction to Cinema

Moving Pictures: An Introduction to Cinema

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Sharman

Publisher: University of Arkansas

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Textbook for 1000- level Communication course: Introduction to Films Studies

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Read more about Introduction to Curriculum for Early Childhood Education

Introduction to Curriculum for Early Childhood Education

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Paris, Beeve, and Springer

Publisher: College of the Canyons

License: CC BY

Welcome to learning about how to effectively plan curriculum for young children. This textbook will address:

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Read more about Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative

Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Ribó

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

License: CC BY

This concise and highly accessible textbook outlines the principles and techniques of storytelling. It is intended as a high-school and college-level introduction to the central concepts of narrative theory – concepts that will aid students in developing their competence not only in analysing and interpreting short stories and novels, but also in writing them. This textbook prioritises clarity over intricacy of theory, equipping its readers with the necessary tools to embark on further study of literature, literary theory and creative writing. Building on a ‘semiotic model of narrative,’ it is structured around the key elements of narratological theory, with chapters on plot, setting, characterisation, and narration, as well as on language and theme – elements which are underrepresented in existing textbooks on narrative theory. The chapter on language constitutes essential reading for those students unfamiliar with rhetoric, while the chapter on theme draws together significant perspectives from contemporary critical theory (including feminism and postcolonialism). This textbook is engaging and easily navigable, with key concepts highlighted and clearly explained, both in the text and in a full glossary located at the end of the book. Throughout the textbook the reader is aided by diagrams, images, quotes from prominent theorists, and instructive examples from classical and popular short stories and novels (such as Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Franz Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis,’ J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, or Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, amongst many others). Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative can either be incorporated as the main textbook into a wider syllabus on narrative theory and creative writing, or it can be used as a supplementary reference book for readers interested in narrative fiction. The textbook is a must-read for beginning students of narratology, especially those with no or limited prior experience in this area. It is of especial relevance to English and Humanities major students in Asia, for whom it was conceived and written.

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