Results: 306 Open Textbooks
  • forall x: An Introduction to Formal Logic - Fall 2019 Edition (Calgary)

    Author(s): Aaron Thomas-Bolduc, Richard Zach; University of Calgary

    Updated: Sep 9, 2019

    Description: This is a textbook on formal logic. The book is divided into nine parts. Part I introduces the topic and notions of logic in an informal way, without introducing a formal language yet. Parts II–IV concern truth-functional languages. In it, sentences are formed from basic sentences using a number of connectives (‘or’, ‘and’, ‘not’, ‘if . . . then’) which just combine sentences into more complicated ones. We discuss logical notions such as entailment in two ways: semantically, using the method of...[more]

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  • Financial Strategy for Public Managers

    Author(s): Sharon Kioko, Justin Marlowe, University of Washington

    Updated: Sep 5, 2019

    Description: Financial Strategy for Public Managers is a new generation textbook for financial management in the public sector. It offers a thorough, applied, and concise introduction to the essential financial concepts and analytical tools that today’s effective public servants need to know. It starts “at the beginning” and assumes no prior knowledge or experience in financial management. Throughout the text, Kioko and Marlowe emphasize how financial information can and should inform every aspect of public...[more]

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  • forall x: An Introduction to Formal Logic - Fall 2018 Edition (Calgary Remix)

    Author(s): Aaron Thomas-Bolduc, Richard Zach; University of Calgary

    Updated: Sep 4, 2019

    Description: THIS BOOK WILL BE ARCHIVED ON February 1, 2020 AS IT HAS BEEN REPLACED BY A NEW EDITION. This is a textbook on formal logic. The book is divided into eight parts. Part I introduces the topic and notions of logic in an informal way, without introducing a formal language yet. Parts II–IV concern truth-functional languages. In it, sentences are formed from basic sentences using a number of connectives (‘or’, ‘and’, ‘not’, ‘if . . . then’) which just combine sentences into more complicated ones. We...[more]

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  • Sets, Logic, Computation: An Open Introduction to Metalogic

    Author(s): Richard Zach; University of Calgary

    Updated: Sep 4, 2019

    Description: Sets, Logic, Computation is an introductory textbook on metalogic. It covers naive set theory, first-order logic, sequent calculus and natural deduction, the completeness, compactness, and Löwenheim-Skolem theorems, Turing machines, and the undecidability of the halting problem and of first-order logic. The audience is undergraduate students with some background in formal logic, e.g., what is covered by forall x. NOTE: It's title has been changed from "Sets, Logic, Computation: An Open Logic Te...[more]

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  • Working in the Food Service Industry

    Author(s): The BC Cook Articulation Committee, go2HR

    Updated: Sep 3, 2019

    Description: Workplace Safety in the Foodservice Industry is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series, and therefore can be used to support a wide variety of programs that offer training in foodservice skills. Workplace Safety covers British Columbia le...[more]

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  • Principles of Social Psychology

    Author(s): Charles Stangor, University of Maryland

    Updated: Sep 3, 2019

    Description: Have you ever had trouble teaching the various topics of social psychology and fitting them together to form a coherent field? Dr. Stangor felt like he was presenting a laundry list of ideas, research studies, and phenomena, rather than an integrated set of principles and knowledge. He wondered how his students could be expected to remember and understand the many phenomena that social psychologists study? How could they tell what was most important? It was then that he realized a fresh approac...[more]

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  • Chemistry - 2e (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Paul Flowers, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Klaus Theopold, University of Delaware, Richard Langley, Stephen F. Austin State University, William R. Robinson, PhD

    Updated: Aug 22, 2019

    Description: Chemistry 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. The textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. The book also includes a number of innovative features, including interactive exercises and real-world applications, designed to enhance student learning. The second edition has been revised to incorpor...[more]

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  • Forest Measurements: An Applied Approach

    Author(s): Joan DeYoung, Mt. Hood Community College, OpenOregon

    Updated: Aug 21, 2019

    Description: This is a forest measurements textbook written for field technicians. Silvicultural applications and illustrations are provided to demonstrate the relevance of the measurements. Special “technique tips” for each skill are intended to help increase data collection accuracy and confidence. These include how to avoid common pitfalls, effective short cuts, and essentials for recording field data correctly. The emphasis is on elementary skills; it is not intended to be a timber cruising guide.

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  • Introduction to Psychology (Stangor)

    Author(s): Charles Stangor

    Updated: Aug 19, 2019

    Description: This textbook includes learning objectives, key takeaways, exercises and critical thinking activities, and a marginal glossary of key terms. In short, I think that this book will provide a useful and productive synthesis between your goals and the goals of your students. I have tried to focus on the forest rather than the trees and to bring psychology to life—in ways that really matter—for the students. At the same time, the book maintains content and conceptual rigor, with a strong focus on th...[more]

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  • Business Math: A Step-by-Step Handbook

    Author(s): Jean-Paul Olivier; Red River College of Applied Arts, Science, & Technology

    Updated: Aug 19, 2019

    Description: Business math is the study of mathematics required by the field of business. Business professionals will work with taxes, gross earnings, product prices, and currency exchange; they will be offered loans, lines of credit, mortgages, leases, savings bonds, and other financial tools. This textbook covers all of these topics and how these financial tools can maximize their earnings and minimize their costs. It also discusses how to execute smart monetary decisions both personally and for their bus...[more]

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