Results: 313 Open Textbooks
  • Opening Eyes into Inclusion and Diversity

    Author(s): Susan Carter (Editor), University of Southern Queensland

    Updated: Feb 11, 2020

    Description: In Australia and internationally much still needs to occur to promote inclusive practices in education and society with many educators not feeling equipped to recognise or appreciate diversity or cater effectively for inclusion. With embedded audio–visual components, this open textbook is designed to enhance the quality of the reader’s experience with each chapter posing key understandings underpinning inclusion and diversity. Readers are encouraged to answer questions on culture, special learn...[more]

  • Fundamentals of Business

    Author(s): Stephen J. Skripak, Richard Parsons, Anastasia Cortes, Anita Walz

    Updated: Feb 5, 2020

    Description: An introductory textbook in business that covers a variety of topics: The Foundations of Business, Economics and Business, Ethics and Social Responsibility, Business in a Global Environment, Forms of Business Ownership, Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business, Management and Leadership, Structuring Organizations, Operations Management, Motivating Employees,Managing Human Resources, Union/Management Issues, Marketing: Providing Value to Customers, Pricing Strategy, Hospitality and Tourism, Account...[more]

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  • Brief Calculus

    Author(s): Benjamin Crowell, Light and Matter

    Updated: Feb 5, 2020

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON June 1, 2020 AS IT NO LONGER MEETS OUR COLLECTION CRITERIA. AFTER THIS DATE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE TEXTBOOK IN THE OER BY DISCPLINE GUIDE'S CHAPTER ON MATH (https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/chapter/math/). This short text is designed more for self-study or review than for classroom use; full solutions are given for nearly all the end-of-chapter problems. For a more traditional text designed for classroom use, see Fundamentals of Calculus (http://www.light...[more]

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  • Business Math: A Step-by-Step Handbook

    Author(s): Jean-Paul Olivier; Red River College of Applied Arts, Science, & Technology

    Updated: Feb 5, 2020

    Description: Business math is the study of mathematics required by the field of business. Business professionals will work with taxes, gross earnings, product prices, and currency exchange; they will be offered loans, lines of credit, mortgages, leases, savings bonds, and other financial tools. This textbook covers all of these topics and how these financial tools can maximize their earnings and minimize their costs. It also discusses how to execute smart monetary decisions both personally and for their bus...[more]

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  • Delftse Foundations of Computation

    Author(s): Stefan Hugtenburg, TU Delft, Neil Yorke-Smith, TU Delft

    Updated: Feb 4, 2020

    Description: Delftse Foundations of Computation is a textbook for an introductory course in theoretical computer science. It includes topics from propositional and predicate logic, proof techniques, set theory and the theory of computation, along with practical applications to computer science. It has no prerequisites other than a general familiarity with computer programming.

  • Prose Fiction: An Introduction to the Semiotics of Narrative

    Author(s): Ignasi Ribó, Mae Fah Luang University

    Updated: Feb 4, 2020

    Description: 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 that will aid students in developing their competence not only in analyzing and interpreting short stories and novels, but also in writing them. Prose Fiction prioritizes clarity over intricacy of theory, equipping its readers with the necessary tools to embark on further study of literature...[more]

  • Introductory Chemistry - 1st Canadian Edition

    Author(s): Jessie A. Key, Vancouver Island University, David W Ball, Cleveland State University

    Updated: Feb 4, 2020

    Description: The goal of this textbook is not to make you an expert. True expertise in any field is a years-long endeavor. Here I will survey some of the basic topics of chemistry. This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry. Throughout each chapter, I present two features that reinforce the theme of the textbook—that chemistry is all around you. The first is a feature titled, appro...[more]

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  • Concept Development Studies in Chemistry

    Author(s): John S Hutchinson, Rice University

    Updated: Feb 4, 2020

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON JUNE 1, 2020, AS IT NO LONGER MEETS OUR COLLECTION CRITERIA. AFTER THIS DATE, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THE TEXTBOOK IN THE OER BY DISCPLINE GUIDE (https://opentextbc.ca/oerdiscipline/chapter/chemistry/). "Concept Development Studies in Chemistry" is an on-line textbook for an Introductory General Chemistry course. Each module develops a central concept in Chemistry from experimental observations and inductive reasoning. This approach complements an interactive or ...[more]

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  • Understanding Document Accessibility

    Author(s): Digital Education Strategies, The Chang School

    Updated: Feb 3, 2020

    Description: With much of the world gone digital, learning to create documents that are accessible to everyone is becoming a necessary skill. Intended for a general audience, this free resource reviews a wide range of document authoring applications, including the tools they contain for creating accessible documents, and tests them to ensure they do not contain potential barriers. Learn how to create accessible word processed documents, spreadsheets, presentation slides, and PDF documents, among others, so ...[more]

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  • University Physics - Volume 2 (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Samuel J. Ling, Truman State University, Jeff Sanny, Loyola Marymount University, William Moebs (retired), Loyola Marymount University

    Updated: Feb 3, 2020

    Description: University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigo...[more]

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