Results: 382 Open Textbooks
  • A Brief Introduction to Engineering Computation with MATLAB

    Author(s): Serhat Beyenir, British Columbia Institute of Technology

    Updated: Jul 29, 2021

    Description: A Brief Introduction to Engineering Computation with MATLAB is specifically designed for students with no programming experience. However, students are expected to be proficient in First Year Mathematics and Sciences and access to good reference books are highly recommended. Students are assumed to have a working knowledge of the Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows operating systems. The strategic goal of the course and book is to provide learners with an appreciation for the role computation plays ...[more]

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  • An Introduction to Philosophy

    Author(s): W. Russ Payne, Bellevue College

    Updated: Jul 21, 2021

    Description: The goal of this text is to present philosophy to newcomers as a living discipline with historical roots. While a few early chapters are historically organized, the goal in the historical chapters is to trace a developmental progression of thought that introduces basic philosophical methods and frames issues that remain relevant today. Later chapters are topically organized. These include philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, areas where philosophy has shown dramatic recent progress. Th...[more]

  • Human Resource Management (University of Minnesota)

    Author(s): Author removed at request of original publisher; adaptation by the University of Minnesota

    Updated: Jun 28, 2021

    Description: Human Resource Management teaches HRM strategies and theories that any manager—not just those in HR—needs to know about recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating people.

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  • Histories of Indigenous Peoples and Canada

    Author(s): John Douglas Belshaw, Thompson Rivers University, Sarah Nickel, University of Saskatchewan, Chelsea Horton, Vancouver Island University

    Updated: Jun 14, 2021

    Description: Since the 18th century, the historical study of “Indians,” “Natives,” and “Aboriginals” in universities and colleges was contextualized within the story of colonization and growing European influence. Whatever justification might be mustered for that practice, it had real and dire effects: Canadians — including many Indigenous people — came to understand Indigenous histories as tangential, small, unimportant, and even a blind alley. This kind of thinking enabled Canadian authorities and citizen...[more]

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  • Introduction to Financial Accounting - 2021A (Lyryx)

    Author(s): H. Dauderis, D. Annand, T. Jensen, Lyryx Learning

    Updated: Jun 10, 2021

    Description: Introduction to Financial Accounting, originally by D. Annand and H. Dauderis, is intended for a first course in introductory financial accounting. It has been extensively edited by Athabasca University and reflects current International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). A corporate approach is utilized versus beginning with a sole proprietorship emphasis and then converting to a corporate approach. The textbook focuses on core introductory financial accounting topics that match pre-requis...[more]

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  • A First Course in Linear Algebra - 2021A (Lyryx)

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

    Updated: Jun 3, 2021

    Description: A First Course in Linear Algebra, originally by K. Kuttler, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team as a first course for the general students who have an understanding of basic high school algebra and intend to be users of linear algebra methods in their profession, from business & economics to science students. All major topics of linear algebra are available in detail, as well as justifications of important results. In addition, connections to topics covered in advanced courses are ...[more]

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  • Embedded Controllers using C and Arduino

    Author(s): James Fiore, Mohawk Valley Community College, OpenSUNY

    Updated: Jun 3, 2021

    Description: This text introduces embedded controller systems using the inexpensive and widely available Arduino hardware platform and the C programming language. It is intended for students in Electrical Engineering and Electrical Engineering Technology programs at the Associate and Baccalaureate levels. Unlike many Arduino texts, this text does not rely solely on the Arduino libraries. Rather, it “gets under the hood” and directly accesses I/O ports, pins and DDR, as would be expected in a traditional col...[more]

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  • Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

    Author(s): Michael A. Caulfield, Washington State University Vancouver

    Updated: Jun 1, 2021

    Description: This is an unabashedly practical guide for the student fact-checker. It supplements generic information literacy with the specific web-based techniques that can get you closer to the truth on the web more quickly. We will show you how to use date filters to find the source of viral content, how to assess the reputation of a scientific journal in less than five seconds, and how to see if a tweet is really from the famous person you think it is or from an impostor. We’ll show you how to find p...[more]

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  • Calculus: Early Transcendentals - 2021A (Lyryx)

    Author(s): David Guichard, Whitman College, Lyryx Learning Team, Jim Bailey, College of the Rockies, Mark Blenkinsop, Carleton University, Michael Cavers, University of Calgary, Gregory Hartman, Virginia Military Institute, Joseph Ling, University of Calgary

    Updated: May 26, 2021

    Description: Calculus: Early Transcendentals, originally by D. Guichard, has been redesigned by the Lyryx editorial team. Substantial portions of the content, examples, and diagrams have been redeveloped, with additional contributions provided by experienced and practicing instructors. This approachable textbook provides a comprehensive understanding of the necessary techniques and concepts of the typical Calculus course sequence, and is suitable for the standard Calculus I, II and III courses. To practice...[more]

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  • Principles of Microeconomics - 2021A (Lyryx)

    Author(s): Douglas Curtis, Ian Irvine, Lyryx Learning Team

    Updated: May 26, 2021

    Description: Principles of Microeconomics is an adaptation of the textbook, Microeconomics: Markets, Methods, and Models by D. Curtis and I. Irvine, which provides concise yet complete coverage of introductory microeconomic theory, application and policy in a Canadian and global environment. This adaptation employs methods that use equations sparingly and do not utilize calculus. The key issues in most chapters are analyzed by introducing a numerical example or case study at the outset. Students are introd...[more]

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