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Read more about Health Sciences Collection Development: An Overview of Fundamental Knowledge and Practices - 2nd Edition

Health Sciences Collection Development: An Overview of Fundamental Knowledge and Practices - 2nd Edition

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Gau and Kovar-Gough

Publisher: Virginia Commonwealth University

License: CC BY-NC

This work was created by members of the Medical Library Association’s Collection Development Caucus to provide librarians with key concepts about health sciences collection development. The chapters provide an overview of the responsibilities and tasks involved in the development and management of health sciences collections; it is recommended that readers refer to the references and further reading sections in each chapter for a more detailed look at each topic.

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Read more about Organic Chemistry - A Tenth Edition

Organic Chemistry - A Tenth Edition

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: McMurry

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY-NC-SA

John McMurry's Organic Chemistry is renowned as the most clearly written book available for organic chemistry. In John McMurry's words, "I wrote this book because I love writing. I get great pleasure and satisfaction from taking a complicated subject, turning it around until I see it clearly from a new angle, and then explaining it in simple words." In Organic Chemistry: A Tenth Edition from OpenStax, McMurry continues this tradition while updating scientific discoveries, highlighting new applications, scrutinizing every piece of art, and providing example problems to assist students. Organic Chemistry: A Tenth Edition continues to meet the scope and sequence of a two-semester organic chemistry course that follows a functional group approach. A highlighted list of changes along with a detailed table of contents and ancillary descriptions can be found on the Instructor and Student resources sections of this page. John McMurry decided to publish Organic Chemistry: A Tenth Edition under an open license as a tribute to his son, Peter McMurry, who passed away from cystic fibrosis in December 2019. Please click here to learn more about Peter's legacy and to support the fight against cystic fibrosis.

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Read more about Structured Electronics Design: A Conceptual Approach to Amplifier Design - 3rd ed.

Structured Electronics Design: A Conceptual Approach to Amplifier Design - 3rd ed.

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Montagne

Publisher: TU Delft Open

License: CC BY

Many people consider analog electronic circuit design complex. This is because designers can achieve the desired performance of a circuit in many ways. Together, theoretical concepts, circuit topologies, electronic devices, their operating conditions, and the system's physical construction constitute an enormous design space in which it is easy to get lost. For this reason, analog electronics often is regarded as an art rather than a solid discipline.

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Read more about Classical Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing

Classical Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: van Kan, Segal, and Vermolen

Publisher: TU Delft Open

License: CC BY

Partial differential equations are paramount in mathematical modelling with applications in engineering and science. The book starts with a crash course on partial differential equations in order to familiarize the reader with fundamental properties such as existence, uniqueness and possibly existing maximum principles. The main topic of the book entails the description of classical numerical methods that are used to approximate the solution of partial differential equations. The focus is on discretization methods such as the finite difference, finite volume and finite element method. The manuscript also makes a short excursion to the solution of large sets of (non)linear algebraic equations that result after application of discretization method to partial differential equations. The book treats the construction of such discretization methods, as well as some error analysis, where it is noted that the error analysis for the finite element method is merely descriptive, rather than rigorous from a mathematical point of view. The last chapters focus on time integration issues for classical time-dependent partial differential equations. After reading the book, the reader should be able to derive finite element methods, to implement the methods and to judge whether the obtained approximations are consistent with the solution to the partial differential equations. The reader will also obtain these skills for the other classical discretization methods. Acquiring such fundamental knowledge will allow the reader to continue studying more advanced methods like meshfree methods, discontinuous Galerkin methods and spectral methods for the approximation of solutions to partial differential equations.

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Read more about Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing

Numerical Methods in Scientific Computing

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: van Kan, Segal, and Vermolen

Publisher: TU Delft Open

License: CC BY

This is a book about numerically solving partial differential equations occurring in technical and physical contexts and the authors have set themselves a more ambitious target than to just talk about the numerics. Their aim is to show the place of numerical solutions in the general modeling process and this must inevitably lead to considerations about modeling itself. Partial differential equations usually are a consequence of applying first principles to a technical or physical problem at hand. That means, that most of the time the physics also have to be taken into account especially for validation of the numerical solution obtained. This book aims especially at engineers and scientists who have ’real world’ problems. It will concern itself less with pesky mathematical detail. For the interested reader though, we have included sections on mathematical theory to provide the necessary mathematical background. Since this treatment had to be on the superficial side we have provided further reference to the literature where necessary.

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Read more about Essential Mechanics - Statics and Strength of Materials with MATLAB and Octave

Essential Mechanics - Statics and Strength of Materials with MATLAB and Octave

Copyright Year: 2020

Contributor: Venkataraman

Publisher: RIT Scholar Works

License: CC BY

Essential Mechanics - Statics and Strength of Materials with MATLAB and Octave combines two core engineering science courses - “Statics” and “Strength of Materials” - in mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering. It weaves together various essential topics from Statics and Strength of Materials to allow discussing structural design from the very beginning. The traditional content of these courses are reordered to make it convenient to cover rigid body equilibrium and extend it to deformable body mechanics.The e-book covers the most useful topics from both courses with computational support through MATLAB/Octave. The traditional approach for engineering content is emphasized and is rigorously supported through graphics and analysis. Prior knowledge of MATLAB is not necessary. Instructions for its use in context is provided and explained. It takes advantage of the numerical, symbolic, and graphical capability of MATLAB for effective problem solving. This computational ability provides a natural procedure for What if? exploration that is important for design. The book also emphasizes graphics to understand, learn, and explore design. The idea for this book, the organization, and the flow of content is original and new. The integration of computation, and the marriage of analytical and computational skills is a new valuable experience provided by this e-book. Most importantly the book is very interactive with respect to the code as it appears along with the analysis.

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Read more about Werktuigkundige Systemen

Werktuigkundige Systemen

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Cool, Tuijthof, Radaelli, and Vroom

Publisher: TU Delft Open

License: CC BY

Het boek Werktuigkundige Systemen is een compacte inleiding op het systeemdenken in de werktuigbouwkunde, met nadruk op inzicht en grafische methoden, gelardeerd met prikkelende werkingsprincipes en constructie-elementen. Velen merken dat ze nog lang nadat ze het vak gedaan hebben dit boek als naslagwerk gebruiken en het steeds meer gaan waarderen, ook omdat het boek de basis legt voor veel vervolgvakken en projecten.

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Read more about Psychology of Human Relations

Psychology of Human Relations

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Scarbrough

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Understanding human relations is a valuable skill for anyone entering into the job market. The aim of this textbook is to aid readers in understanding their own behaviors and the behaviors of others with the intent of engaging in positive interactions in personal and professional spaces.

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Read more about Elements of Creative Writing

Elements of Creative Writing

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Schraffenberger, Morgan, and Tracey

Publisher: University of Northern Iowa

License: CC BY-NC

This free and open access textbook introduces new writers to some basic elements of the craft of creative writing in the genres of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. The authors—Rachel Morgan, Jeremy Schraffenberger, and Grant Tracey—are editors of the North American Review, the oldest and one of the most well-regarded literary magazines in the United States. They’ve selected nearly all of the readings and examples (more than 60) from writing that has appeared in NAR pages over the years. Because they had a hand in publishing these pieces originally, their perspective as editors permeates this book. As such, they hope that even seasoned writers might gain insight into the aesthetics of the magazine as they analyze and discuss some reasons this work is so remarkable—and therefore teachable. This project was supported by NAR staff and funded via the UNI Textbook Equity Mini-Grant Program.

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Read more about Basic English for Teaching Korean 수업이 참 쉬워지는 한국어 교실 기초 영어

Basic English for Teaching Korean 수업이 참 쉬워지는 한국어 교실 기초 영어

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Kim and Park

Publisher: The University of Sheffield

License: CC BY-NC-SA

The book is titled "Basic English for Teaching Korean," and its primary audience consists of Korean teachers whose native language is not English and who plan to work in an English-speaking country. Given the increasing global demand for learning the Korean language, many individuals aspire to become Korean instructors. Among these future Korean educators, there are those who lack confidence in their English speaking skills and seek guidance on effectively teaching the Korean language using clear and fluent English. They are also interested in acquiring the appropriate terminology and expressions for conveying aspects of the Korean language and culture when instructing in the classroom. Within this book, we will offer a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to teach the Korean language in English.

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