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21st Century American Government and Politics  v.1.0
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Textbook focusing on American Government and the specificities of the American political system. In covering American government and politics, this text:
• introduces the intricacies of the Constitution, the complexities of federalism, the meanings of civil liberties, and the conflicts over civil rights;
• explains how people are socialized to politics, acquire and express opinions, and participate in political life;
• describes interest groups, political parties, and elections—the intermediaries that link people to government and politics;
• details the branches of government and how they operate; and
• shows how policies are made and affect people’s lives.

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Political Science
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Author:
David L. Paletz
Diana Owen
Timothy E. Cook
Date Added:
12/29/2012
AC Circuits
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This eBook was written as the sequel to the eBook titled DC Circuits, which was written in 2016 by Chad Davis. This eBook covers Alternating Current (AC) circuit theory as well us a brief introduction of electronics. It is broken up into seven modules. Module 1 covers the basic theory of AC signals. Since only DC sources are used in the first eBook, details of AC signals such as sinusoidal waveforms (or sine waves), square waves, and triangle waves are provided. Module 2, titled AC Circuits Math Background, covers the mathematics background needed for solving AC circuit problems. The background material in Modules 1 and 2 are combined in Module 3 to solve circuits with AC sources that include resistors, inductors, and capacitors (RLC circuits).

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/ac-circuits

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Engineering
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AC Electrical Circuit Analysis: A Practical Approach
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Welcome to the AC Electrical Circuit Analysis, an open educational resource (OER). The goal of this text is to introduce the theory and practical application of analysis of AC electrical circuits. It assumes familiarity with DC circuit analysis. If you have not studied DC circuit analysis, it is strongly recommended that you read the companion OER text, DC Electrical Circuit Analysis before continuing. Both texts are offered free of charge under a Creative Commons non-commercial, share-alike with attribution license. For your convenience, along with the free pdf and odt files, print copies are available at a very modest charge. Check my web sites for links.

This text is based on the earlier Workbook for AC Electrical Circuits, which it replaces. The original expository text has been greatly expanded and includes many examples along with computer simulations. For the convenience of those who used the Workbook, many of the problem sets are the same, with some re-ordering depending on the chapter.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Fundamentals
Chapter 2: Series RLC Circuits
Chapter 3: Parallel RLC Circuits
Chapter 4: Series-Parallel RLC Circuits
Chapter 5: Analysis Theorems and Techniques
Chapter 6: Nodal and Mesh Analysis
Chapter 7: AC Power
Chapter 8: Resonance
Chapter 9: Polyphase Power
Chapter 10: Decibels and Bode Plots

Subject:
Electronic Technology
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Textbook
Author:
James M. Fiore
Date Added:
07/27/2020
ANTH101: Free textbook and hub for teaching cultural anthropology
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* a free alternative to expensive Introduction to Cultural Anthropology textbooks

* includes a full textbook and several original videos

* includes 10 "challenges" (assignments)

* a hub of original and found resources for teaching and learning anthropology

* a “connected course” of many faculty around the world sharing instructional materials

* an open course freely available to anyone online

* an emerging producer of original anthropological videos and other digital content

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Anthropology
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Author:
Michael Wesch
Ryan Klataske
Tom Woodward
Date Added:
11/11/2019
APEX Calculus
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APEX Calculus is a calculus textbook written for traditional college/university calculus courses. It has the look and feel of the calculus book you likely use right now (Stewart, Thomas & Finney, etc.). The explanations of new concepts is clear, written for someone who does not yet know calculus. Each section ends with an exercise set with ample problems to practice & test skills (odd answers are in the back).

Access also available here: http://www.apexcalculus.com/

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Limits
Chapter 2: Derivatives
Chapter 3: The Graphical Behavior of Functions
Chapter 4: Applications of the Derivative
Chapter 5: Integration
Chapter 6: Techniques of Antidifferentiation
Chapter 7: Applications of Integration
Chapter 8: Sequences and Series
Chapter 9: Curves in the Plane
Chapter 10: Vectors
Chapter 11: Vector Valued Functions
Chapter 12: Functions of Several Variables
Chapter 13: Multiple Integrations
Chapter 14: Vector Analysis

Subject:
Calculus
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Author:
Brian Heinold
Dimplekumar Chalishajar
Gregory Hartman
Troy Siemers
Date Added:
01/01/2014
APEX PreCalculus
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This text was written as a prequel to the APEXCalculus series, a three–volume series on Calculus. This text is not intended to fully prepare students with all of the mathematical knowledge they need to tackle Calculus, rather it is designed to review mathematical concepts that are often stumbling blocks in the Calculus sequence. It starts basic and builds to more complex topics. This text is written so that each section and topic largely stands on its own, making it a good resource for students in Calculus who are struggling with the supporting mathemathics found in Calculus courses. The topics were chosen based on experience; several instructors in the Applied Mathemathics Department at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) compiled a list of topics that Calculus students commonly struggle with, giving the focus of this text. This allows for a more focused approach; at first glance one of the obvious differences from a standard Pre-Calculus text is its size.

Table of Contents
1 Numbers and Functions

1.1 Real Numbers
1.2 Introduction to Functions
1.3 Factoring and Expanding
1.4 Radicals and Exponents
1.5 Logarithms and Exponential Functions
2 Basic Skills for Calculus

2.1 Linear Functions
2.2 Solving Inequalities
2.3 Function Domains
2.4 Graphs and Graphing
2.5 Completing the Square
3 Solving and Trigonometric Functions

3.1 Solving for Variables
3.2 Intersections
3.3 Fractions and Partial Fractions Decomposition
3.4 Introduction to Trigonometric Functions
3.5 Trigonometric Functions and Triangles

Subject:
Mathematics
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Textbook
Author:
Amy Givler Chapman
Jessica Libertini
Meagan Herald
Date Added:
06/23/2020
Abnormal Psychology
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This text has been created from a combination of original content and materials compiled and adapted from existing open educational resources.

Chapter 1: Defining & Classifying Abnormal Behaviour
Chapter 1 Introduction
1.1 Defining Psychopathology
1.2 Cultural Expectations
1.3 Clinical Assessment
1.4 Diagnosing and Classifying Abnormal Behavior
Summary and Self-Test: Defining & Classifying Abnormal Behaviour

Chapter 2: Perspectives on Abnormal Behaviour
Chapter 2 Introduction
2.1 Historical Perspectives on Mental Illness
2.2 Therapeutic Orientations
2.3 The Biological Model
2.4 Psychopharmacology
2.5 Evidence Based Practice & Empirically Supported Treatments
Summary and Self-Test: Perspectives on Abnormal Behaviour

Chapter 3: Mood Disorders
Chapter 3 Introduction
3.1 Mood Disorders
Summary and Self-Test: Mood Disorders

Chapter 4: Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 4 Introduction
4.1 Anxiety and Related Disorders
4.2 Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Summary and Self-Test: Anxiety Disorders

Chapter 5: Schizophrenia & Related Psychotic Disorders
Chapter 5 Introduction
5.1 Schizophrenia & Related Psychotic Disorders
Summary and Self-Test: Schizophrenia & Related Psychotic Disorders

Chapter 6: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Chapter 6 Introduction
6.1 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Summary and Self-Test: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Chapter 7: ADHD and Related Behaviour Disorders in Childhood
Chapter 7 Introduction
7.1 ADHD and Behaviour Disorders in Children
Summary and Self-Test: ADHD and Behaviour Disorders in Children

Chapter 8: Autism Spectrum Disorder
Chapter 8 Introduction
8.1 Autism: Insights from the study of the social brain
Summary and Self-Test: Autism

Chapter 9: Personality Disorders
Chapter 9 Introduction
9.1 Personality Disorders
Summary and Self-Test: Personality Disorders

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jorden A
Date Added:
07/09/2020
Abnormal Psychology
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1 Psychological Research
1.1 Why Is Research Important?
1.2 Approaches to Research
1.3 Analyzing Findings
1.4 Ethics
2 Stress, Lifestyle, and Health
2.1 What Is Stress?
2.2 Stressors
2.3 Stress and Illness
2.4 Regulation of Stress
2.5 The Pursuit of Happiness
3 Psychological Disorders
3.1 What Are Psychological Disorders?
3.2 Diagnosing and Classifying Psychological Disorders
3.3 Perspectives on Psychological Disorders
3.4 Anxiety Disorders
3.5 Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
3.6 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
3.7 Mood Disorders
3.8 Schizophrenia
3.9 Dissociative Disorders
3.10 Personality Disorders
3.11 Disorders in Childhood

Subject:
Psychology
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Author:
Delta College Elearning Office
Date Added:
07/06/2020
Abnormal Psychology
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Abnormal Psychology is an Open Education Resource written by Alexis Bridley, Ph.D. and Lee W. Daffin Jr., Ph.D. through Washington State University which tackles the difficult topic of mental disorders in 15 modules. After the first three foundational modules, a discussion of mental disorders ensues to include depressive, anxiety, personality, schizophrenic, eating, and obsessive-compulsive to name a few.

Part I. Setting the Stage
Module 1: What is Abnormal Psychology?
Module 2: Models of Abnormal Psychology
Module 3: Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Part II. Mental Disorders – Block 1
Module 4: Mood Disorders
Module 5: Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
Module 6: Dissociative Disorders
Part III. Mental Disorders – Block 2
Module 7: Anxiety Disorders
Module 8: Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
Module 9: Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
Part IV. Mental Disorders – Block 3
Module 10: Eating Disorders
Module 11: Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders
Part V. Mental Disorders – Block 4
Module 12: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Module 13: Personality Disorders
Part VI. Mental Disorders – Block 5
Module 14: Neurocognitive Disorders
Module 15: Contemporary Issues in Psychopathology

Also available here: https://opentext.wsu.edu/abnormal-psych/

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Alexis Bridley
Lee W. Daffin Jr.
Date Added:
07/06/2020
About Writing: A Guide
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This writer’s reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student needs to successfully compose college-level work, including the basics of composition, grammar, and research. It is broken down into easy-to-tackle sections, while not overloading students with more information than they need. Great for any beginning writing students or as reference for advanced students!

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/about-writing-a-guide

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Literature and Composition
Material Type:
Textbook
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OpenOregon
Author:
Robin Jeffrey
Date Added:
05/27/2015
Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications
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This text is intended for a one- or two-semester undergraduate course in abstract algebra. Traditionally, these courses have covered the theoretical aspects of groups, rings, and fields. However, with the development of computing in the last several decades, applications that involve abstract algebra and discrete mathematics have become increasingly important, and many science, engineering, and computer science students are now electing to minor in mathematics. Though theory still occupies a central role in the subject of abstract algebra and no student should go through such a course without a good notion of what a proof is, the importance of applications such as coding theory and cryptography has grown significantly.

Access also available here: http://abstract.ups.edu/contact.html

Table of Contents
Preliminaries
The Integers
Groups
Cyclic Groups
Permutation Groups
Cosets and Lagrange's Theorem
Introduction to Cryptography
Algebraic Coding Theory
Isomorphisms
Normal Subgroups and Factor Groups
Homomorphisms
Matrix Groups and Symmetry
The Structure of Groups
Group Actions
The Sylow Theorems
Rings
Polynomials
Integral Domains
Lattices and Boolean Algebras
Vector Spaces
Fields
Finite Fields
Galois Theory

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Puget Sound
Author:
Thomas Judson
Date Added:
01/01/2016
Acceso
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Acceso is a complete, interactive curriculum for intermediate-level learners of Spanish. The materials on the site are provided freely to the public and are intended as a replacement for commercial textbooks, which are generally ill-suited to the learning outcomes now considered crucial to successful language study. These materials are supplemented by an online workbook built on the MySpanishLab platform of Pearson Education, Inc., as well as detailed lesson plans, rubrics for the evaluation of student work, and reliable instruments for measuring student progress and learning outcomes.Winner of 2012 Computer Assisted Language Consortium (CALICO) Focus AwardReviewed in:CALICO Journal 29.2 (Jan 2012): 398-405.Hispania 95.2 (June 2012): 365-366

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
University of Kansas
Author:
Amy Rossomondo et al.
Date Added:
04/26/2019
Accounting I
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This course is a review of the fundamental concepts of accounting. The focus is on financial statements that a firm prepares each year. How entries are recorded in accounts to capture all economic activity of the firm is explained. How accounts are organized and what transactions are entered there, are studied. Year-end entries and the accrual method of accounting are described.

After completing this review course the student should have an adequate understanding of
- how the financial position of a firm is represented in its financial statement
- how most common transactions are handled
- why the accrual method of accounting is useful to reflect the financial position of the firm
- the importance of organizing an accounting system that meets the needs of the firm
- what the income statement and balance sheet represent

Subject:
Accounting
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Author:
Andrew J. Fella
John Petroff
Date Added:
12/02/2018
Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective
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Accounting Principles: A Business Perspective uses annual reports of real companies to illustrate many of the accounting concepts in use in business today. Gaining an understanding of accounting terminology and concepts, however, is not enough to ensure your success. You also need to be able to find information on the Internet, analyze various business situations, work effectively as a member of a team, and communicate your ideas clearly. This text was developed to help you develop these skills.

1. Accounting and its use in business decisions
2. Recording business transactions
3. Adjustments for financial reporting
4. Completing the accounting cycle
5. Accounting theory
6. Merchandising transactions
7. Measuring and reporting inventories
8. Control of cash
9. Receivables and payables
10. Property, plant, and equipment
11. Plant asset disposals, natural resources, and intangible assets
12. Stockholders' equity: Classes of capital stock
13. Corporations: Paid-in capital, retained earnings, dividends, and treasury stock
14. Stock investments
15. Long-term financing: Bonds
16. Analysis using the statement of cash flows
17. Analysis and interpretation of financial statements
18. Managerial accounting concepts/job costing
19. Process: Cost systems
20. Using accounting for quality and cost management
21. Cost-volume-profit analysis
22. Short-term decision making: Differential analysis
23. Budgeting for planning and control
24. Control through standard costs
25. Responsibility accounting: Segmental analysis
26. Capital budgeting: Long-range planning

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/accounting-principles-a-business-perspective

Subject:
Accounting
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
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Author:
James Don Edwards
Roger H. Hermanson
Susan D. Ivancevich
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Acoustics
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Acoustics (from Greek ακουστικός pronounced akoustikos meaning "of or for hearing, ready to hear") is the science that studies sound, in particular its production, transmission, and effects. The science of acoustics has many applications which are dependent upon the nature of the sound that is to be produced, transmitted or controlled.

Subject:
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
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Date Added:
04/26/2019
Active Calculus 1.0
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Active Calculus is different from most existing calculus texts in at least the following ways: the text is free for download by students and instructors in .pdf format; in the electronic format, graphics are in full color and there are live html links to java applets; the text is open source, and interested instructors can gain access to the original source files upon request; the style of the text requires students to be active learners — there are very few worked examples in the text, with there instead being 3-4 activities per section that engage students in connecting ideas, solving problems, and developing understanding of key calculus concepts; each section begins with motivating questions, a brief introduction, and a preview activity, all of which are designed to be read and completed prior to class; the exercises are few in number and challenging in nature.

Subject:
Mathematics
Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Grand Valley State University
Author:
David Austin
Matt Boelkins
Steve Schlicker
Date Added:
04/24/2019
Active Calculus 2.0
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Active Calculus is different from most existing calculus texts in at least the following ways: the text is freely readable online in HTML format and is also available for in PDF; in the electronic format, graphics are in full color and there are live links to java applets; version 2.0 now contains WeBWorK exercises in each chapter, which are fully interactive in the HTML format and included in print in the PDF; the text is open source, and interested users can gain access to the original source files on GitHub; the style of the text requires students to be active learners — there are very few worked examples in the text, with there instead being 3-4 activities per section that engage students in connecting ideas, solving problems, and developing understanding of key calculus concepts; each section begins with motivating questions, a brief introduction, and a preview activity, all of which are designed to be read and completed prior to class; following the WeBWorK exercises in each section, there are several challenging problems that require students to connect key ideas and write to communicate their understanding. For more information, see the author's website and blog.

Access also available here: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/books/15/

Table of Contents
1 Understanding the Derivative
2 Computing Derivatives
3 Using Derivatives
4 The Definite Integral
5 Finding Antiderivatives and Evaluating Integrals
6 Using Definite Integrals
7 Differential Equations
8 Sequences and Series

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David Austin
Matthew Boelkins
Steven Schlicker
Date Added:
07/02/2019
Active Calculus 2.1
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Active Calculus is different from most existing calculus texts in at least the following ways: the text is freely readable online in HTML format and is also available for in PDF; in the electronic format, graphics are in full color and there are live links to java applets; there are live WeBWorK exercises in each chapter, which are fully interactive in the HTML format and included in print in the PDF; the text is open source, and interested users can gain access to the original source files on GitHub; the style of the text requires students to be active learners — there are very few worked examples in the text, with there instead being 3-4 activities per section that engage students in connecting ideas, solving problems, and developing understanding of key calculus concepts; each section begins with motivating questions, a brief introduction, and a preview activity, all of which are designed to be read and completed prior to class; following the WeBWorK exercises in each section, there are several challenging problems that require students to connect key ideas and write to communicate their understanding. For more information, see the author's website and blog.

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David Austin
Matthew Boelkins
Steven Schlicker
Date Added:
07/02/2019
Active Calculus Multivariable
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2017 edition. Active Calculus Multivariable is the continuation of Active Calculus to multivariable functions. The Active Calculus texts are different from most existing calculus texts in at least the following ways: the texts are free for download by students and instructors in .pdf format; in the electronic format, graphics are in full color and there are live html links to java applets; the texts are open source, and interested instructors can gain access to the original source files upon request; the style of the texts requires students to be active learners — there are very few worked examples in the texts, with there instead being 3-4 activities per section that engage students in connecting ideas, solving problems, and developing understanding of key calculus concepts; each section begins with motivating questions, a brief introduction, and a preview activity, all of which are designed to be read and completed prior to class; the exercises are few in number and challenging in nature.

Access also available here: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/books/14/

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David Austin
Matthew Boelkins
Steven Schlicker
Date Added:
07/02/2019
Active Calculus Multivariable: 2018 Edition
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Active Calculus Multivariable is the continuation of Active Calculus to multivariable functions. The Active Calculus texts are different from most existing calculus texts in at least the following ways: the texts are freely readable online in HTML format (new in this version of Active Calculus Multivariable) and are also available for in PDF; in the electronic format, graphics are in full color; the texts are open source, and interested instructors can gain access to the original source files on GitHub; the style of the texts requires students to be active learners — there are very few worked examples in the texts, with there instead being 3-4 activities per section that engage students in connecting ideas, solving problems, and developing understanding of key calculus concepts; each section begins with motivating questions, a brief introduction, and a preview activity, all of which are designed to be read and completed prior to class; each section contains a collection of WeBWorK exercises (with solutions available in the HTML version, new in this version) followed by several challenging problems that require students to connect key ideas and write to communicate their understanding.

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
David Austin
Matthew Boelkins
Steven Schlicker
Date Added:
07/02/2019