This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.
Readers will learn about the nature of health, health education, health promotion and related concepts. This will help to understand the social, psychological and physical components of health.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to Health
Chapter 2: Psychological Health
Chapter 3: Stress Management
Chapter 4: Relationships and Communication
Chapter 5: Gender and Sexuality
Chapter 6: Sexual Health
Chapter 7: Infectious diseases and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's)
Chapter 8: Substance Use and Abuse
Chapter 9: Basic Nutrition and Healthy Eating
Chapter 10: Weight Management
Chapter 11: Physical Fitness
Chapter 12: Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Cancer
Chapter 13: Environmental Health
Chapter 14: Health Care Choices
This is a five-step guide for faculty, and those who support faculty, who want to modify an open textbook. Step-by-step instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types are included.
Precalculus: An Investigation of Functions is a free, open textbook covering a two-quarter pre-calculus sequence including trigonometry. The first portion of the book is an investigation of functions, exploring the graphical behavior of, interpretation of, and solutions to problems involving linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. An emphasis is placed on modeling and interpretation, as well as the important characteristics needed in calculus.
Access also available here: http://www.opentextbookstore.com/precalc/
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Functions
Chapter 2: Linear Functions
Chapter 3: Polynomial and Rational Functions
Chapter 4: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Chapter 5: Trigonometric Functions of Angles
Chapter 6: Periodic Functions
Chapter 7: Trigonometric Equations and Identities
Chapter 8: Further Applications of Trigonometry