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Author(s): Steve Schlicker, David Austin, Matt Boelkins; Grand Valley State University
Updated: May 8, 2020
Description: In Active Calculus Multivariable, we endeavor to actively engage students in learning the subject through an activity-driven approach in which the vast majority of the examples are completed by students. Where many texts present a general theory of calculus followed by substantial collections of worked examples, we instead pose problems or situations, consider possibilities, and then ask students to investigate and explore. Following key activities or examples, the presentation normally include...[more]
Author(s): Rod Gehl, Justice Institute of British Columbia, Darryl Plecas, University of the Fraser Valley
Updated: May 7, 2020
Description: Introduction to Criminal Investigation, Processes, Practices, and Thinking, as the title suggests, is a teaching text describing and segmenting criminal investigations into its component parts to illustrate the craft of criminal investigation. Delineating criminal investigation within the components of task-skills and thinking-skills, this book describes task-skills such incident response, crime scene management, evidence management, witness management, and forensic analysis, as essential found...[more]
Author(s): Anna Kuczynska, University of Fraser Valley
Updated: May 5, 2020
Description: This textbook is intended for adult learners who wish to review and improve their algebra skills. The content covers all the ABE outcomes for the Algebraic Math - Advanced Level. The concepts are explained concisely, but with enough depth to provide students with the background necessary for success in college or university level mathematics. The ample number of examples and exercises makes this text a great resource for students as well as for instructors.
Author(s): Meizhong Wang, College of New Caledonia
Updated: Apr 15, 2020
Description: This textbook is a concise, understandable, and effective guide on intermediate level mathematics. This book can be used by Adult Basic Education programs at colleges; students in community colleges, high schools, tutoring, or resource rooms; self-study readers, including new teachers to brush up on their mathematics; professionals as a quick review of some basic mathematic formulas and concepts; and by parents to help their children with homework. In this book, each topic, concept, term, and p...[more]
Author(s): Jeffrey W. Schnick, Ph.D., Saint Anselm College
Updated: Apr 8, 2020
Description: Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students. This is the first of two textbooks for this course.
Author(s): Susan Carter (Editor), University of Southern Queensland
Updated: Apr 2, 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]
Author(s): Shantel Ivits, Vancouver Community College
Updated: Mar 30, 2020
Description: This reader contains nine original stories about healing, discovery, survival, relationships, justice, and connections to the land explored through the lens of the plant world. These stories, written specifically for adults, are designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 1. This level 1 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view,...[more]
Author(s): Andrew Fraknoi, David Morrison, Sidney C. Wolff
Updated: Mar 9, 2020
Description: Astronomy is written in clear non-technical language, with the occasional touch of humor and a wide range of clarifying illustrations. It has many analogies drawn from everyday life to help non-science majors appreciate, on their own terms, what our modern exploration of the universe is revealing. Astronomy was written, updated, and reviewed by a broad range of astronomers and astronomy educators in a strong community effort. Astronomy has information and images from the New Horizons exploratio...[more]
Author(s): Stefan Hugtenburg, TU Delft, Neil Yorke-Smith, TU Delft
Updated: Mar 6, 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.
Author(s): Paul Webb, Roger Williams University
Updated: Mar 6, 2020
Description: Introduction to Oceanography is a textbook appropriate to an introductory-level university course in oceanography. The book covers the fundamental geological, chemical, physical and biological processes in the ocean, with an emphasis on the North Atlantic region.
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