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    Read more about BSc Optics - 2nd edition

    BSc Optics - 2nd edition

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    Contributors: Konijnenberg, Adam, and Urbach

    Publisher: TU Delft Open

    License: CC BY

    This book treats optics at the level of students in the later stage of their bachelor or the beginning of their master. It is assumed that the student is familiar with Maxwell’s equations. Although the book takes account of the fact that optics is part of electromagnetism, special emphasis is put on the usefulness of approximate models of optics, their hierarchy and limits of validity. Approximate models such as geometrical optics and paraxial geometrical optics are treated extensively and applied to image formation by the human eye, the microscope and the telescope.

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    Read more about An Outline History of East Asia to 1200

    An Outline History of East Asia to 1200

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    Contributor: Schneewind

    Publisher: eScholarship

    License: CC BY-NC

    This is the second edition of the open access textbook that arose out of a course at the University of California, San Diego, called HILD 10: East Asia: The Great Tradition. The course covers what have become two Chinas, Japan, and two Koreas from roughly 1200 BC to about AD 1200. As we say every Fall in HILD 10: “2400 years, three countries, ten weeks, no problem.” The book does not stand alone: the teacher should assign primary and secondary sources, study questions, dates to be memorized, etc. The maps mostly use the same template to enable students to compare them one to the next.

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    Read more about Energy and Human Ambitions on a Finite Planet

    Energy and Human Ambitions on a Finite Planet

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    Contributor: Murphy

    Publisher: eScholarship

    License: CC BY-NC

    Where is humanity going? How realistic is a future of fusion and space colonies? What constraints are imposed by physics, by resource availability, and by human psychology? Are default expectations grounded in reality?

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    Read more about Mindful Technical Writing: An Introduction to the Fundamentals

    Mindful Technical Writing: An Introduction to the Fundamentals

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    Contributors: Atkinson and Corbitt

    Publisher: TRAILS

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Welcome to Mindful Technical Writing: An Introduction to the Fundamentals, an open textbook designed for use in co-requisite course pairings of developmental writing and introductory technical writing, or indeed in other lower-division college writing courses that focus on building study skills alongside effective workplace and academic writing skills. It offers a no-cost alternative to commercial products, combining practical guidance with interactive exercises and thoughtfully designed writing opportunities.

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    Read more about American Literature I: An Anthology of Texts From Early America Through the Civil War

    American Literature I: An Anthology of Texts From Early America Through the Civil War

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    Contributor: Kurtz

    Publisher: VIVA

    License: CC BY-SA

    This book offers an anthology of texts that includes letters, journals, poetry, newspaper articles, pamphlets, sermons, narratives, and short fiction written in and about America beginning with collected oral stories from Native American tribes and ending with the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Many major and minor authors are included, providing a sampling of the different styles, topics, cultures, and concerns present during the formation and development of America through the mid-nineteenth century.

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    Read more about Language and Culture in Context - A Primer on Intercultural Communication

    Language and Culture in Context - A Primer on Intercultural Communication

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    Contributor: Godwin-Jones

    Publisher: Virginia Commonwealth University

    License: CC BY-NC

    The text introduces some of the key concepts in intercultural communication as traditionally presented in (North American) courses and textbooks, namely the study of differences between cultures, as represented in the works and theories of Edward Hall and Geert Hofstede. Common to these approaches is the prominence of context, leading to a view of human interactions as dynamic and changeable, given the complexity of language and culture, as human agents interact with their environments.

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    Read more about General Biology II: Survey of Molecular Life and Genetics

    General Biology II: Survey of Molecular Life and Genetics

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    Contributors: Bartee and Anderson

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY

    BI102: Survey of Molecular Life and Genetics is intended for one term of the introductory biology course for non-science majors taught at many two- and four-year colleges. The concepts of genetics, as they apply to the study of life, are introduced, including the principles of inheritance, genetics, and gene regulation.

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    Read more about General Biology I: Survey of Cellular Biology

    General Biology I: Survey of Cellular Biology

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    Contributors: Bartee and Anderson

    Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

    License: CC BY

    BI101: Survey of Cellular Biology is intended for one term of the introductory biology course for non-science majors taught at many two- and four-year colleges. The concepts of cellular biology, as they apply to the study of life, are introduced, including parts of a cell, metabolism, and homeostasis.

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    Read more about Rain or Shine

    Rain or Shine

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    Contributors: Ochsner, Howerton, and Ellis

    Publisher: Oklahoma State University

    License: CC BY

    This text is an introduction to soil physical properties and processes.

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    Read more about Her Şey Bir Merhaba ile Başlar

    Her Şey Bir Merhaba ile Başlar

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    Contributor: Okur

    Publisher: COERLL

    License: CC BY-SA

    Her Şey Bir Merhaba ile Başlar was developed for intermediate level Turkish language courses at the University of Texas at Austin. Intermediate learners and their instructors may use it for different purposes: self-study, classroom instruction, tutoring, or as a pastime. The lessons in Her Şey Bir Merhaba ile Başlar integrate reading, listening and viewing comprehension, writing and speaking practice, grammar, vocabulary, and cultural activities. Dozens of audio and video clips of Turkish speakers describing their lives, their culture, and their country support and enhance these activities. The Her Şey Bir Merhaba ile Başlar textbook, interactive H5P exercises, and YouTube channel comprise a media-rich open educational resource (OER) developed by Dr. Jeannette Okur at the University of Texas at Austin and published by the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning under the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Grant #P229A180003, with additional support from the UT Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services and the UT Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

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