This is a textbook for first year Computer Science. Algorithms and Data Structures With Applications to Graphics and Geometry.
This first year Geography textbook takes a holistic approach to Geography by incorporating elements of physical, human and regional geography, as well as bringing in methods and perspectives from spatial information science.. This textbook applies a fundamental geographical approach to understanding our globally changing world by looking at local processes which are linked to larger global processes and events. For example mining and its effects are a global issue and we can see how these unfold in BC. A further example is the recent apology to First Nation peoples on the residential school treatment, as similar events occur in the US, Ireland and Australia. Processes of urbanization, a phenomenon which people all over the globe are experiencing, can be seen in Vancouver with our discussion of the citys development. Geography students, indeed all first year students, need to be able to critically assess their own contexts and environments in order to properly engage with our continually globalizing world.
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.
Table of Contents
1 Mathematical Prelude
2 Conservation of Mechanical Energy I: Kinetic Energy & Gravitational Potential Energy
3 Conservation of Mechanical Energy II: Springs, Rotational Kinetic Energy
4 Conservation of Momentum
5 Conservation of Angular Momentum
6 One-Dimensional Motion (Motion Along a Line): Definitions and Mathematics
7 One-Dimensional Motion: The Constant Acceleration Equations
8 One-Dimensional Motion: Collision Type II
9 One-Dimensional Motion Graphs
10 Constant Acceleration Problems in Two Dimensions
11 Relative Velocity
12 Gravitational Force Near the Surface of the Earth, First Brush with Newton's 2nd Law
13 Freefall, a.k.a. Projectile Motion
14 Newton's Laws #1: Using Free Body Diagrams
15 Newton's Laws #2: Kinds of Forces, Creating Free Body Diagrams
16 Newton's Laws #3: Components, Friction, Ramps, Pulleys, and Strings
17 The Universal Law of Gravitation
18 Circular Motion: Centripetal Acceleration
19 Rotational Motion Variables, Tangential Acceleration, Constant Angular Acceleration
20 Torque & Circular Motion
21 Vectors: The Cross Product & Torque
22 Center of Mass, Moment of Inertia
24 Work and Energy
25 Potential Energy, Conservation of Energy, Power
26 Impulse and Momentum
27 Oscillations: Introduction, Mass on a Spring
28 Oscillations: The Simple Pendulum, Energy in Simple Harmonic Motion
29 Waves: Characteristics, Types, Energy
30 Wave Function, Interference, Standing Waves
31 Strings, Air Columns
32 Beats, The Doppler Effect
33 Fluids: Pressure, Density, Archimedes' Principle
34 Pascal's Principle, the Continuity Equation, and Bernoulli's Principle
35 Temperature, Internal Energy, Heat, and Specific Heat Capacity
36 Heat: Phase Changes
37 The First Law of Thermodynamics
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"Concept Development Studies in Chemistry" is an on-line textbook for an Introductory General Chemistry course. Each module develops a central concept in Chemistry from experimental observations and inductive reasoning. This approach complements an interactive or active learning teaching approach.
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Democracy in Brief touches on topics such as rights and responsibilities of citizens, free and fair elections, the rule of law, the role of a written constitution, separation of powers, a free media, the role of parties and interest groups, military-civilian relations and democratic culture.
English Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books and journals, as well as several reprinted critical essays from established learned journals such as English Studies in Canada and the Aldous Huxley Annual with the permission of the authors and editors. Designed to supplement the annotated complete texts of three famous short novels: Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, each casebook offers cross-disciplinary guided research topics which will encourage majors in fields other than English to undertake topics in diverse areas, including History, Economics, Anthropology, Political Science, Biology, and Psychology. Selections have also been included to encourage topical, thematic, and generic cross-referencing. Students will also be exposed to a wide-range of approaches, including new-critical, psychoanalytic, historical, and feminist.
Table of Contents
Overview: Interview with Ambassador Melanne Vereer
Chapter 1: Women and Poverty
Chapter 2: Women and Education
Chapter 3: Women and Health
Chapter 4: Violence Against Women
Chapter 5: Women, Girls and Armed Conflict
Chapter 6: Women in the Economy
Chapter 7: Women in Power and Decisionmaking
Chapter 8: Institutional Mechanisms for the Advancement of Women
Chapter 9: Human Rights of Women
Chapter 10: Women and the Media
Chapter 11: Women and the Environment
Chapter 12: Rights of the Girl Child
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In all civilized nations, attempts are made to define and buttress human rights. The core of the concept is the same everywhere: Human rights are the rights that one has simply because one is human. They are universal and equal. The following pubilcation gives an overview of Human Rights across the globe.
This book is designed to help students organize their thinking about psychology at a conceptual level. The focus on behaviour and empiricism has produced a text that is better organized, has fewer chapters, and is somewhat shorter than many of the leading books. The beginning of each section includes learning objectives; throughout the body of each section are key terms in bold followed by their definitions in italics; key takeaways, and exercises and critical thinking activities end each section.
This survey should give you enough knowledge to appreciate the impact of chemistry in everyday life and, if necessary, prepare you for additional instruction in chemistry. Throughout each chapter, I present two features that reinforce the theme of the textbookthat chemistry is all around you. The first is a feature titled, appropriately, Chemistry Is Everywhere. Chemistry Is Everywhere focuses on the personal hygiene products that you may use every morning: toothpaste, soap, and shampoo, among others. These products are chemicals, arent they? Ever wonder about the chemical reactions that they undergo to give you clean and healthy teeth or shiny hair? I will explore some of these chemical reactions in future chapters. But this feature makes it clear that chemistry is, indeed, everywhere. The other feature focuses on chemistry that you likely indulge in every day: eating and drinking. In the Food and Drink App, I discuss how the chemistry of the chapter applies to things that you eat and drink every day. Carbonated beverages depend on the behavior of gases, foods contain acids and bases, and we actually eat certain rocks. (Can you guess which rocks without looking ahead?) Cooking, eating, drinking, and metabolismwe are involved with all these chemical processes all the time. These two features allow us to see the things we interact with every day in a new lightas chemistry.
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 comprises fully a central body of knowledge that is defined according to convention, realistic expectation with respect to course duration and students maturity level, and our professional judgment and experience.
This is a textbook (or better, a workbook) in modern philosophy. It combines readings from primary sources with two pedagogical tools. Paragraphs in italics introduce figures and texts. Numbered study questions (also in italics) ask students to reconstruct an argument or position from the text, or draw connections among the readings. And I have added an introductory chapter (Chapter 0 Minilogic and Glossary), designed to present the basic tools of philosophy and sketch some principles and positions. The immediate goal is to encourage students to grapple with the ideas rather than passing their eyes over the texts. This makes for a better classroom experience and permits higher-level discussions. Another goal is to encourage collaboration among instructors, as they revise and post their own versions of the book.
What makes a nation and what makes peoples strive for nationhood? This unit will provide you with an introduction to studying political ideas by looking at how people who see themselves as nations challenge the existing order to assert their right to a state of their own. After studying this unit you should be able to: grasp the concepts of nation, nationalism and self-determination; have a better understanding of the role they play in current political disputes; think about the problem of how to take democratic decisions about secession; relate political theory to political practice more rigorously; take a more informed and active part in debates about national and international politics.
A free, open-access organic chemistry textbook (volumes I and II) in which the main focus is on relevance to biology and medicine. This is a PDF version of a wiki project called Chemwiki at the University of California, Davis. There are also supplementary materials, such as PowerPoint slides and a solutions manual available for this textbook at the Chemwiki website.
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This books title tells its intent. It is written to help you understand media and culture. The media and culture are so much a part of our days that sometimes it is difficult to step back and appreciate and apprehend their great impact on our lives. The books title, and the book itself, begin with a focus squarely on media. Think of your typical day. If you are like many people, you wake to a digital alarm clock or perhaps your cell phone. Soon after waking, you likely have a routine that involves some media. Some people immediately check the cell phone for text messages. Others will turn on the computer and check Facebook, email, or websites. Some people read the newspaper. Others listen to music on an iPod or CD. Some people will turn on the television and watch a weather channel, cable news, or Sports Center. Heading to work or class, you may chat on a cell phone or listen to music. Your classes likely employ various types of media from course management software to PowerPoint presentations to DVDs to YouTube. You may return home and relax with video games, television, movies, more Facebook, or music. You connect with friends on campus and beyond with text messages or Facebook. And your day may end as you fall asleep to digital music. Media for most of us are entwined with almost every aspect of life and work. Understanding media will not only help you appreciate the role of media in your life but also help you be a more informed citizen, a more savvy consumer, and a more successful worker. Media influence all those aspects of life as well.