Results: 320 Open Textbooks
  • Introductory Business Statistics (Tiemann)

    Author(s): Thomas K. Tiemann, Elon University

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: The book "Introductory Business Statistics" by Thomas K. Tiemann explores the basic ideas behind statistics, such as populations, samples, the difference between data and information, and most importantly sampling distributions. The author covers topics including descriptive statistics and frequency distributions, normal and t-distributions, hypothesis testing, t-tests, f-tests, analysis of variance, non-parametric tests, and regression basics. Using real-world examples throughout the text, the...[more]

  • Combinatorics: Enumeration, Graph Theory, and Design Theory

    Author(s): Joy Morris, University of Lethbridge

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Combinatorics provides an introduction to enumeration, graph theory, and design theory. It is aimed at upper-level undergraduate students and the exercises expect some mathematical sophistication, including a reasonable ability to construct proofs. The text is designed to be used in an undergraduate course, but could be suitable for independent study by a student with some mathematical background and understanding of proofs. It does not assume any background knowledge of combinatorics.

  • Differential Calculus for the Life Sciences

    Author(s): Leah Edelstein-Keshet, University of British Columbia

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Calculus arose as a tool for solving practical scientific problems through the centuries. However, it is often taught as a technical subject with rules and formulas (and occasionally theorems), devoid of its connection to applications. In this textbook, the applications form an important focal point, with emphasis on life sciences. This places the techniques and concepts into practical context, as well as motivating quantitative approaches to biology taught to undergraduates. While many of the ...[more]

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  • Active Calculus - 2017 edition

    Author(s): Matthew Boelkins, David Austin, Steven Schlicker, Grand Valley State University

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Active Calculus (2017 edition) may be used as a stand-alone textbook for a standard first semester college calculus course or as a supplement to a more traditional text. Chapters 1–4 address the typical topics for differential calculus, while Chapters 5–8 provide the standard topics of integral calculus, including a chapter on differential equations (Chapter 7) and on infinite series (Chapter 8). In Active Calculus, we endeavor to actively engage students in learning the subject through an acti...[more]

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  • Precalculus (Stitz-Zeager)

    Author(s): Carl Stitz, Jeff Zeager

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Precalculus is an introductory text. The material is presented at a level intended to prepare students for calculus while also giving them relevant mathematical skills that can be used in other classes. The authors describe their approach as "Functions First," believing introducing functions first will help students understand new concepts more completely. Each section includes homework exercises, and the answers to most computational questions are included in the text (discussion questions are...[more]

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  • Practical Meteorology: An Algebra-based Survey of Atmospheric Science

    Author(s): Roland Stull, UBC

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: The author designed this book for students and professionals who want to understand and apply basic meteorological concepts, but who don’t need to derive equations. To make this book accessible to more people, the author converted the equations into algebra. With algebraic approximations to the atmosphere, you can see the physical meaning of each term and you can plug in numbers to get usable answers. No previous knowledge of meteorology is needed — the book starts from the ...[more]

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  • A First Course in Linear Algebra (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Ken Kuttler, Bringham Young University, Ilijas Farah, York University, The Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: This text, originally by Ken Kuttler, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team as a first course in linear algebra for science and engineering students who have an understanding of basic algebra. All major topics of linear algebra are available in detail, as well as proofs of important theorems. In addition, connections to topics covered in advanced courses are introduced. The text is designed in a modular fashion to maximize flexibility and facilitate adaptation to a given course outlin...[more]

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  • Linear Algebra with Applications (Lyryx)

    Author(s): W. Keith Nicholson, University of Calgary, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: After being traditionally published for many years Linear Algebra with Applications by W. Keith Nicholson is now released as an open educational resource and part of Lyryx with Open Texts! Overall, the aim of the text is to achieve a balance among computational skills, theory, and applicationsof linear algebra. It is a relatively advanced introduction to the ideas and techniques of linear algebra targeted for science and engineering students who need to understand not only how to use these meth...[more]

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  • Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality in BC

    Author(s): Morgan Westcott, LinkBC, Geoffrey Bird, Royal Roads University, Peter Briscoe, Ray Freeman, Royal Roads University, Kelly Glazer, Keith Henry, Terry Hood, Heather Knowles, Micki McCartney, Vancouver Island University, Donna Owens, George Brown College, Lynda Robinson, Vancouver Island University, Eugene Thomlinson, Royal Roads University, Griff Tripp, Don Webster, Capilano University, Rebecca Wilson-Mah, Royal Roads University

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: This textbook is an introduction to the tourism and hospitality industry in British Columbia, and is written with a first year college and university audience in mind. It is a collaborative work with input from educators, industry leaders, employers, and past graduates of BC’s tourism and hospitality management programs. All chapters have been reviewed by experts in the field. Each chapter is organized thematically moving from a global, then national, and finally provincial context. Chapters co...[more]

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  • Global Corruption: Law, Theory & Practice

    Author(s): Gerry Ferguson, University of Victoria

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: Created as part of the UNODC’s Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative (ACAD), Global Corruption: Law, Theory & Practice is a key resource for lawyers, public officials, and business persons of tomorrow on anti-corruption laws and strategies. This book has been specifically created to make it easier for professors to offer a law school course on global corruption. The first chapter sets out the general context of global corruption: its nature and extent, and some views on its historical, social, ec...[more]

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