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    Read more about Exploring Public Speaking - 4th Edition

    Exploring Public Speaking - 4th Edition

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    Contributors: Tucker, LeHew, Burger, Daniel, Drye, Hunsicker, and Mendes

    Publisher: University System of Georgia

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Exploring Public Speaking is a usable, zero-cost textbook for basic public speaking courses or courses that include basic public speaking skills as one of their primary learning outcomes. The free, open nature of the text means that instructors are able to use all or part of it, and add their own materials. Standout features include coverage of PowerPoint, audience analysis and responsiveness, ethics in public speaking, persuasion, special occasion speeches, and structure of speeches. Because it was written by communication professors with decades of experience in the classroom, Exploring Public Speaking is made to fit the needs of basic public speaking students.

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    Read more about Comparative Politics: A Practical Guide for a Globalizing World

    Comparative Politics: A Practical Guide for a Globalizing World

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    Contributors: Oberle, Kelley, Robson, Cook, Pepin, Brimhall, Patten, Williams, and Chambers

    Publisher: Colorado Mesa University

    License: CC BY-NC

    Comparative Politics: A Practical Guide for a Globalizing World is perhaps the first to be written with an emphasis on case studies from the Global South and other alternative perspectives in comparative politics. This text focuses on themes and case studies that are often missing in more traditional comparative politics textbooks, and thus is best accompanied by other resources to give students a foundation in the fundamentals.

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    Read more about From theORy to application: learning to optimize with Operations Research in an interactive way

    From theORy to application: learning to optimize with Operations Research in an interactive way

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    Contributors: Bombelli, Atasoy, Fazi, and Boschma

    Publisher: TU Delft Open

    License: CC BY

    This book serves as a comprehensive roadmap for navigating the realm of Operations Research (OR). From laying down fundamental mathematical principles to crafting precise modeling techniques and their solution methods, it culminates in a panoramic view of OR models mirroring real-world operations. Delving into diverse applications-from assignment problems to network problems like graph coloring and minimum spanning trees, and navigating through routing problems that are very common in logistics-the book equips readers with practical insights. Each model is accompanied by meticulously detailed examples, seamlessly integrated with hyperlinked codes accessible via an open repository. Moreover, it introduces an engaging dimension with hyperlinks to three serious games replicating some cornerstone OR models, offering a playful yet educational environment for solo or group experimentation.

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    Read more about Electrolysers, Fuel Cells and Batteries: Analytical Modelling

    Electrolysers, Fuel Cells and Batteries: Analytical Modelling

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    Contributor: Haverkort

    Publisher: TU Delft Open

    License: CC BY

    Electrochemical engineering deals with electrochemical devices like electrolysers, fuel cells, and batteries. While several excellent books exist in this long-standing and still growing field, their focus is usually on chemistry or phenomenology. In this textbook, we focus on mathematical modelling of the physical phenomena involved. Instead of resorting to numerical modelling, the aim is to derive simplified analytical models that maximise understanding. Porous electrodes, ion mass transport, and multiphase flow are central themes in this book. Examples include modelling the water saturation in a fuel cell diffusion layer, the gas fraction and current distribution in an alkaline water electrolyser, the potential distribution in a binary electrolyte inside porous battery electrode, and the concentration distribution in the flow channel of a redox flow battery. This makes for a diverse, challenging, and stimulating journey, for both students and researchers.

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    Read more about Private Pilot for Airplane Category Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-6C)

    Private Pilot for Airplane Category Airman Certification Standards (FAA-S-ACS-6C)

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    Contributor: Federal Aviation Administration

    Publisher: Federal Aviation Administration

    License: CC0

    The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Safety Standards, Regulatory Support Division, Airman Testing Standards Branch, has published the Private Pilot for Airplane Category Airman Certification Standards (ACS) to communicate the aeronautical knowledge, risk management, and flight proficiency standards for private pilot certification in the airplane category, single-engine land and sea; and multiengine land and sea classes.

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    Read more about Radiobiology Textbook

    Radiobiology Textbook

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    Contributor: Baatout

    Publisher: Springer

    License: CC BY

    This open access textbook focuses on the various aspects of radiobiology. The goal of radiobiological research is to better understand the effects of radiation exposure at the cellular and molecular levels in order to determine the impact on health. This book offers a unique perspective, by covering not only radiation biology but also radiation physics, radiation oncology, radiotherapy, radiochemistry, radiopharmacy, nuclear medicine, space radiation biology & physics, environmental and human radiation protection, nuclear emergency planning, molecular biology and bioinformatics, as well as the ethical, legal and social considerations related to radiobiology. This range of disciplines contributes to making radiobiology a broad and rather complex topic. This textbook is intended to provide a solid foundation to those interested in the basics and practice of radiobiological science. It is a learning resource, meeting the needs of students, scientists and medical staff with an interest in this rapidly evolving discipline, as well as a teaching tool, with accompanying teaching material to help educators.

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    Dublin Core Quick Start

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    Contributors: Mathesis, VandeKamp, and Bateman

    Publisher: University of Iowa

    License: CC BY

    This book is designed as a quick introduction to authoring metadata using basic elements from the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

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    Read more about Alternativas de alimentación para rumiantes

    Alternativas de alimentación para rumiantes

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    Contributors: Cargua-Chávez, Carrillo-Cruz, and Cedeño-García

    Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Se examina estrategias para optimizar la alimentación de rumiantes mediante el cultivo y manejo de diferentes forrajes en Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador. En el primer capítulo, se destaca cómo el encalado y la fertilización mejoran el rendimiento del maíz, enfatizando en dosis óptimas de nutrientes. El segundo capítulo aborda la fertilización orgánica del pasto Mombasa bajo sombra de naranja, resaltando la superioridad de la pollinaza en el incremento de rendimiento y calidad del forraje. Los capítulos siguientes se centran en la edad óptima de corte para maximizar la biomasa del pasto Cuba OM-22, el manejo del King Grass como alternativa forrajera para el sector ganadero, y el desarrollo del forraje verde hidropónico de sorgo y maíz a dos densidades de siembra, demostrando que técnicas específicas de manejo y cultivo pueden significativamente influir en la productividad y sostenibilidad de la alimentación rumiante. A través de estos estudios, el libro propone soluciones prácticas y sustentables para mejorar la nutrición de rumiantes en entornos tropicales.

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    Read more about La Revolución de la Inteligencia Artificial en la Educación Superior

    La Revolución de la Inteligencia Artificial en la Educación Superior

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    Contributors: Silva-Peñafiel, Castillo-Parra, Tixi-Gallegos, and Urgiles-Rodríguez

    Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Se analiza el impacto transformador de la inteligencia artificial (IA) en la educación superior, destacando las innovaciones tecnológicas y sus aplicaciones prácticas. Se enfoca en cómo la IA está redefiniendo los métodos de enseñanza y aprendizaje, ofreciendo personalización y eficiencia en los procesos educativos. En los primeros capítulos, se expone la evolución y las definiciones fundamentales de la IA, subrayando su creciente integración en la educación y cómo esta tecnología promete personalizar la experiencia de aprendizaje, adaptando los contenidos a las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes. Además, se examinan los sistemas de gestión del aprendizaje impulsados por IA, que facilitan una instrucción adaptativa y personalizada, y las herramientas de evaluación y retroalimentación automatizada, que proporcionan análisis instantáneos y comentarios personalizados. Se discuten los desafíos éticos y legales asociados, especialmente en términos de privacidad y seguridad de los datos, junto con la necesidad de un marco ético para el uso responsable de la IA en entornos educativos. Los capítulos finales abordan casos de estudio y aplicaciones prácticas de la IA en la educación superior, resaltando implementaciones exitosas y lecciones aprendidas que podrían guiar futuras investigaciones y desarrollos en el campo.

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    Read more about Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera, su Aplicación Financiera, Contable y Tributaria

    Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera, su Aplicación Financiera, Contable y Tributaria

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    Contributor: Navarrete-Zambrano

    Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    El libro se centra en las Normas Internacionales de Información Financiera (NIIF) y su relevancia en el ámbito financiero, contable y tributario. Estas normas buscan garantizar que la información financiera presentada en los estados financieros sea comparable, transparente y de alta calidad, ayudando a los inversores y otros usuarios a tomar decisiones económicas informadas. El libro aborda diversos temas relacionados con las NIIF y NIC, como el marco conceptual para la información financiera, la presentación de estados financieros, instrumentos financieros, arrendamientos, inventarios, estado de flujo de efectivo, impuestos diferidos, propiedad, planta y equipo, entre otros. Es una herramienta esencial para profesionales y estudiantes en el campo de la contabilidad y finanzas que buscan comprender y aplicarlas en su trabajo diario.

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