Results: 333 Open Textbooks
  • Math for Trades: Volume 1

    Author(s): Chad Flinn, Mark Overgaard; BCIT

    Updated: Aug 25, 2020

    Description: The Math for Trades: Volume 1 textbook represents the building blocks for math training. The book includes whole numbers, fractions, decimals, and percents. The material is presented from a trades perspective with easy-to-understand examples and video explanations accompanying questions. The goal of this volume is to get students prepared for the more advanced topics that they will encounter during their trades math education.

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  • The Originals: Classic Readings in Western Philosophy

    Author(s): Edited by Jeff McLaughlin, Thompson Rivers University

    Updated: Aug 19, 2020

    Description: It is important for students not only to get an appreciation and understanding of philosophy but also to be exposed to the very words and ideas of those who have shaped our thinking over the centuries. Accordingly, the title of this collection hints at the facts that these readings are from the original sources and that these philosophers were the originators of many of the issues we still discuss today. Major areas of philosophy covered here are: Ethics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy o...[more]

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  • Words of Wisdom: Intro to Philosophy

    Author(s): Jody Ondich, Lake Superior College

    Updated: Aug 18, 2020

    Description: Words of wisdom can come from anyone. In this text, we discuss topics ranging from “Are humans good by nature?” to “Is there a God?” to “Do I have the right to my own opinion?” Philosophy is the study of wisdom and can emerge in our conversations in places like social media, school, the family dinner table, and even the car. This text uses materials that are 2,500 years old and materials that were in the news recently. Wise people come in all shapes and types, and from every culture on earth. P...[more]

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  • Creating Online Learning Experiences

    Author(s): Matt Crosslin, et al.; University of Texas at Arlington

    Updated: Aug 7, 2020

    Description: This book provides an updated look at issues that comprise the online learning experience creation process. As online learning evolves, the lines and distinctions between various classifications of courses has blurred and often vanished. Classic elements of instructional design remain relevant at the same time that newer concepts of learning experience are growing in importance. However, problematic issues new and old still have to be addressed. This handbook explores many of these topics for n...[more]

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  • Notes on Diffy Qs: Differential Equations for Engineers

    Author(s): Jiri Lebl

    Updated: Aug 5, 2020

    Description: A first course on differential equations, aimed at engineering students. The prerequisite for the course is the basic calculus sequence. This OER is usable as a standalone textbook or as a companion to a course using another book, such as Edwards and Penney, Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems: Computing and Modeling or Boyce and DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (section correspondence to these two is given). The author developed and used thi...[more]

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  • Introduction to Sociology - 2e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Heather Griffiths, Fayetteville State University, Nathan Keirns, Zane State College, Eric Strayer, Hartnell College, Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Georgia Perimeter College

    Updated: Aug 5, 2020

    Description: Introduction to Sociology - 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, ...[more]

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  • Basic Analysis: Introduction to Real Analysis - Volume 2

    Author(s): Jiri Lebl

    Updated: Aug 5, 2020

    Description: This book is a continuation of Basic Analysis: Introduction to Real Analysis - Volume 1. Volume II continues into multivariable analysis, starting with differential calculus, including inverse and implicit function theorems, continuing with differentiation under the integral and path integrals, which are often not covered in a course like this, and multivariable Riemann integral. Finally, there is also a chapter on power series, Arzelà–Ascoli, Stone–Weierstrass, and Fourier series. Together, th...[more]

  • Basic Analysis I: Introduction to Real Analysis - Volume 1

    Author(s): Jiri Lebl

    Updated: Aug 5, 2020

    Description: This is a course in undergraduate real analysis, also known as advanced calculus. The book works for both basic courses for students who do not necessarily wish to go to graduate school and also more advanced courses that prepare students for graduate study and cover topics such as metric spaces. A prerequisite for the course is a basic proof course. This book starts with analysis on the real line, going through sequences, series, and then into continuity, the derivative, and the Riemann integr...[more]

  • Line D - Organizational Skills Competency D-3: Read Drawings and Specifications

    Author(s): Camosun College

    Updated: Aug 5, 2020

    Description: Some of the most important documents used in the workplace are the technical drawings, diagrams, and schematics that specify how fabrication and construction tasks will be carried out, or describe the composition and assembly of equipment. One of the essential skills for anyone involved in a trade is the ability to correctly interpret drawings. If you are in a construction or fabrication industry, you will need to be able to examine a drawing, take information from it, and visualize the finishe...[more]

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  • Tasty Bits of Several Complex Variables

    Author(s): Jiri Lebl

    Updated: Aug 5, 2020

    Description: This book is a polished version of the author’s notes for a course entitled Several Complex Variables. It should be suitable for a semester-long topics course or for self-study as an introduction to the subject. The prerequisites are decent knowledge of vector calculus, basic real analysis, and a working knowledge of complex analysis in one variable. It should be accessible to beginning graduate students after a complex analysis course, and perhaps even very advanced undergraduates. This is eno...[more]

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