Results: 303 Open Textbooks
  • Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-4: Use Multimeters

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Whether you choose to work in an electrical trade, a mechanical trade, or one of the construction trades, you will probably be faced with using and/or maintaining a variety of electrical measuring instruments. This Competency will introduce you to three basic meters for measuring voltage, current, and resistance. You must have a basic understanding of the purpose and operation of each type of meter before you attempt to use one. If you connect a meter incorrectly, you not only risk damaging the...[more]

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  • Line E - Electrical Fundamentals Competency E-1: Describe the Basic Principles of Electricity

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: You will use electricity daily. Vehicles and machinery are started and often operated by electricity. Electric tools make the performance of your job easier and more efficient. However, to use electricity safely and effectively, it is important to understand electricity’s terminology and principles.The following list of lines and competencies was generated with the goal of creating an entry-level trades training resource, while still offering the flexibility for lines to be used as stand-alone ...[more]

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  • Trigonometry and Single Phase AC Generation for Electricians

    Author(s): Chad Flinn, BCIT

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: To understand electrical theory, it is important to have a grasp of trigonometry. Whether we are talking about single phase or polyphase power, trigonometry is a key concept. This textbook, divided into three sections and provides easy-to-understand and enjoyable lessons on trigonometry, vectors, and AC generation for those training and working as electricians.

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  • British Columbia in a Global Context

    Author(s): Arthur Green, Okanagan College, Siobhan McPhee, University of British Columbia, Aviv Ettya, University of the Fraser Valley, Britta Ricker, Simon Fraser University, Cristina Temenos, Simon Fraser University

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: This first year geography textbook takes a holistic approach to geography by incorporating elements of physical, human and regional geography, as well as bringing in methods and perspectives from spatial information science.. This textbook applies a fundamental geographical approach to understanding our globally changing world by looking at local processes which are linked to larger global processes and events. For example, mining and its effects are a global issue and we can see how these unfo...[more]

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  • World Regional Geography

    Author(s): Caitlin Finlayson, University of Mary Washington

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: World Regional Geography presents an overview of the discipline by introducing students to key themes and concepts in the discipline of geography through a study of the world’s regions. This text approaches geography as experts understand the discipline, focusing on connections and an in-depth understanding of core themes. This thematic approach, informed by pedagogical research, provides students with an introduction to thinking geographically. This text emphasizes depth over breadth by arrang...[more]

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  • Geographic Information System Basics

    Author(s): Jonathan E. Campbell, UCLA, Michael Shin, UCLA

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Essentials of Geographic Information Systems integrates key concepts behind the technology with practical concerns and real-world applications. Recognizing that many potential GIS users are nonspecialists or may only need a few maps, this book is designed to be accessible, pragmatic, and concise. Essentials of Geographic Information Systems also illustrates how GIS is used to ask questions, inform choices, and guide policy. From the melting of the polar ice caps to privacy issues associated wit...[more]

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  • Nature of Geographic Information

    Author(s): David DiBiase, Penn State

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The purpose of this text is to promote understanding of the Geographic Information Science and Technology enterprise (GIS&T, also known as "geospatial").

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  • Environmental Biology

    Author(s): Matthew R. Fisher, Editor, Open Oregon

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Environmental Biology enables students to develop a nuanced understanding of today’s most pressing environmental issues. This text helps students grasp the scientific foundation of these issues so that they can better understand the world around them and their impact upon it. This open textbook covers the most salient environmental issues, from a biological perspective. The text is designed for an introductory-level college science course. Topics include the fundamentals of ecology, biodivers...[more]

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  • Database Design - 2nd Edition

    Author(s): Adrienne Watt, Douglas College, Nelson Eng, Douglas College

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Database Design - 2nd Edition covers database systems and database design concepts. New to this edition are SQL info, additional examples, key terms, and review exercises at the end of each chapter.

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  • Information Systems

    Author(s): Richard T. Watson

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Students need to understand systems and the systems concept, and they need to understand the role of ICT in enabling systems. Students will learn the characteristics of good systems (e.g., intuitive, likable, error-resistant, fast, flexible, and the like). Knowing the characteristics of good systems will permit students to demand well designed systems and to suggest how existing systems should be changed. Students need to understand the affordances, directions, and limits of hardware, software,...[more]

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