Results: 24 Open Textbooks
  • Mechanics

    Author(s): Ben Crowell, Fullerton College

    Updated: Apr 10, 2019

    Description: This is a calculus-based book meant for the first semester of a first year survey course taken by engineering and physical science majors. It has a traditional order of topics whereby force is discussed before energy. It is divided into 17 chapters that cover a review of high school physics, scaling and estimation, vectors, velocity, acceleration, forces, circular motion, gravity, conservation of energy, work, conservation of momentum and angular momentum, vibrations, and resonance. A treatment...[more]

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  • Linear Algebra with Applications (Lyryx)

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

    Updated: Mar 29, 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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  • Active Calculus - 2017 edition

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

    Updated: Mar 29, 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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  • Active Calculus Multivariable

    Author(s): Steve Schlicker, David Austin, Matt Boelkins; Grand Valley State University

    Updated: Mar 29, 2019

    Description: In Active Calculus Multivariable, we endeavor to actively engage students in learning the subject through an activity-driven approach in which the vast majority of the examples are completed by students. Where many texts present a general theory of calculus followed by substantial collections of worked examples, we instead pose problems or situations, consider possibilities, and then ask students to investigate and explore. Following key activities or examples, the presentation normally include...[more]

  • A First Course in Linear Algebra (Lyryx)

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

    Updated: Mar 29, 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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  • Introductory Statistics (Saylor)

    Author(s): Douglas S. Shafer, Zhiyi Zhang

    Updated: Mar 29, 2019

    Description: This book is meant to be a textbook for a standard one-semester introductory statistics course for general education students.Over time the core content of this course has developed into a well-defined body of material that is substantial for a one-semester course. The authors believe that the students in this course are best served by a focus on the core material and not by an exposure to a plethora of peripheral topics. Therefore in writing this book we have sought to present material that co...[more]

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  • Calculus-Based Physics II

    Author(s): Jeffrey W. Schnick, Ph.D., Saint Anselm College

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: Calculus-Based Physics is an introductory physics textbook designed for use in the two-semester introductory physics course typically taken by science and engineering students. This is the second of two textbooks for this course.

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  • Calculus: Early Transcendentals

    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: Mar 28, 2019

    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 text 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 and ...[more]

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  • Brief Calculus

    Author(s): Benjamin Crowell, Light and Matter

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: This short text is designed more for self-study or review than for classroom use; full solutions are given for nearly all the end-of-chapter problems. For a more traditional text designed for classroom use, see Fundamentals of Calculus ( The focus is mainly on integration and differentiation of functions of a single variable, although iterated integrals are discussed. Infinitesimals are used when appropriate, and are treated more rigorously than in old book...[more]

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  • Sim Labs for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator

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

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: This Simulator laboratory (SIMLAB) book was created to provide ancillary resources for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator courses. It is intended to act as a collection of exercises to help our students merge the theory covered in the classroom with the practice performed in the labs.

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