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All Things Flow: Fluid Mechanics in the Natural Sciences
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This book began as lecture notes for an Oregon State University course in fluid mechanics, designed for beginning graduate students in physical oceanography. Because of its fundamental nature, this course is often taken by students outside physical oceanography, e.g., atmospheric science, civil engineering, physics and mathematics.
In later courses, the student will discover esoteric fluid phenomena such as internal waves that propagate through the sky, water phase changes that govern clouds, and planetary rotation effects that control large-scale winds and ocean currents. In contrast, this course concerns phenomena that we have all been familiar with since childhood: flows you see in sinks and bathtubs, in rivers, and at the beach. In this context, we develop the mathematical techniques and scientific reasoning skills needed for higher-level courses and professional research. Prerequisites are few: basic linear algebra, differential and integral calculus and Newton’s laws of motion. As we go along we discover the need for the more advanced tools of tensor analysis.

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Oceanography
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Oregon State University
Author:
W.D. Smyth
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Anatomy & Physiology
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An adapted version of the OpenStax Anatomy & Physiology with revised content and artwork.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Oregon State University
Author:
Amy Harwell
Devon Quick
Joel Kaufmann
Jon Runyeon
Katie Morrison-graham
Leeah Whittier
Lindsay M Biga
Mike Lemaster
Philip Matern
Robin Hopkins
Sierra Dawson
Date Added:
06/24/2019
Applied Bioinformatics
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The tremendous growth of bioinformatics and computational biology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has had an associated growth in software and algorithms for studying biological sequences. This book is designed to introduce students of the life sciences with little to no programming experience to the concepts and methodologies of bioinformatics, and contemporary software applications.

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Biology
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Oregon State University
Author:
David A. Hendrix
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Basic Plant Nutrition
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Learners will be able to (a) list and categorize the essential plant nutrients, (b) describe primary nutrients functions, and (c) identify symptoms of primary nutrient deficiency in plants

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Botany
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Oregon State University
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Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
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05/14/2021
Beyond Happiness: Flourishing
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This open short course is offered through Oregon State University (OSU) Open Oregon State. The learning modules in this short course are open, self-study learning modules with no live instructor, facilitator, or enrollment requirements, as these self-paced modules are made publicly visible (student data will remain private) in Canvas. Modules include mental health and well-being, purpose(career) well-being, mindset, personal strengths, and mindfulness meditation

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Psychology
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Oregon State University
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Michele Ribeiro
Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
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06/03/2021
Biochemistry: Free For All
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We are happy to welcome you to our second Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook, Biochemistry Free For All. Biochemistry is a relatively young science, but its rate of growth has been truly impressive. The rapid pace of discoveries, which shows no sign of slowing, is reflected in the steady increase in the size of biochemistry textbooks. Growing faster than the size of biochemistry books have been the skyrocketing costs of higher education and the even faster rising costs of college textbooks. These unfortunate realities have created a situation where the costs of going to college are beyond the means of increasing numbers of students.

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Biology
Chemistry
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Oregon State University
Author:
Indira Rajagopal
Kevin Ahern
Taralyn Tan
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Business Writing Style Guide
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In light of the cost of textbooks and education in general, we undertook this project to create a free resource to be used broadly by students in a business context. We wanted to provide comprehensive coverage of the writing process, but keep our topics relevant to business education. We hope that this textbook provides equal value to both non- and native-English learners alike. Just like we acknowledge that students will continue to develop their writing skills, we expect this project to challenge and further our own skills as writers.

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Business and Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
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Oregon State University
Author:
John Morris
Julie Swart
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Civil Rights and Liberties: Excerpts of Landmark Cases
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This volume focuses on the constitutional doctrine and law in the areas of civil rights and liberties. It contains excerpts of landmark cases covering the first amendment, second amendment, fourteenth amendment and the right to privacy. The excerpts include the constitutional issues in these cases that are related to civil rights and liberties with other questions of law and dicta omitted

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Law
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Oregon State University
Author:
Rorie Spill Solberg
Date Added:
12/20/2022
Classical Sociological Theory and Foundations of American Sociology
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There are a few major themes that come up over and over again during the course of classical sociological theory’s development. All three classical theorists were writing at a time when sociology was a new and emerging discipline. This new discipline was called forth by momentous social changes taking place in European (and American) society during this time period. These changes were related to the rise of capitalism, industrialization, and new political representation for the majority of people (or, at least, a desire for such by many). Calls for socialism emerged as a response to recognition of new social divisions. Each of the three theorists you will read here weighed in on these historical changes, theorizing the contours and dynamics of this new “modern” society.

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Sociology
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Oregon State University
Author:
Allison L. Hurst
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Colorblind racism
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Students will define colorblind racism; identify the four frames through which colorblind racism operates; discern the effects of colorblindness in practice-particularly its negative aspects; and identify alternatives to colorblindness

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Political Science
Sociology
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Oregon State University
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Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
05/19/2021
DNA and the end replication problem
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This activity will help students understand how the enzyme telomerase works to solve the "end replication problem."

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Anatomy/Physiology
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Oregon State University
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Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
05/18/2021
A Dam Good Argument – Persuasive Writing at Oregon State University
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Arguments are all around us. Everywhere we look, someone is trying to get our attention, change our minds, or sell us something. Learning about how persuasion works will make you a more thoughtful and skeptical consumer of all that content, so that you can come to your own conclusions and recognize the underlying assumptions that inform those attempts to persuade you. This book is about analyzing others' arguments and crafting your own. The rhetorical choices that you make as a writer–from evidence to structure to tone–impact how your audience will receive your ideas. Using those tools effectively will help your voice be heard.

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Composition and Rhetoric
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Amy Guptill
Anjali Pattanayak
Carol Burnell
Emily A Wierszewski
Jaime Wood
Kenneth Burke
Kristy Kelly
Laura Bolin Carol
Laura Giovanelli
Liz Delf
Mike Caulfield
Monique Babin
Nicole Rosevear
Quentin Vieregge
Rebecca Jones
Rob Drummond
Shane Abrams
Susan Pesznecker
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10/04/2022
Defend Dissent
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Defend Dissent is an introduction to cryptography paired with the social impacts of surveillance and the protective potential of encryption, with a focus on US social movements. Each chapter ends with a story that brings social context to the material—from surveillance used against contemporary US protests to the African National Congress’s use of partially manual encryption in fighting apartheid in South Africa in the 80s.

This book can be read linearly, or you can pick and choose what you would like to learn about. Each chapter is prefaced with what you should read first (for background) and concludes with what you might want to read next.

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Computer Science
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Oregon State University
Author:
Glencora Borradaile
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Entomology 311 Lab Manual - 1st Edition
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Labs in this book supplement the information gained in lecture, as well as providing some perspective and experience with hands-on applications of ideas in pest management. The labs are presented in week-by-week order, so the pre-labs and reading for week 1 are labeled “Pre-Lab 1” and “Week 1 Reading”.

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Zoology
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Oregon State University
Author:
Gail Langellotto
Melissa Scherr
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Exploring Physical Phenomena
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This course is intended for prospective and practicing elementary and middle school teachers. By exploring physical phenomena in class, you will learn science in ways in which you are expected to teach science in schools or in informal settings such as afterschool programs, youth group meetings, and museum workshops. This course also is appropriate for general science students and others interested in exploring some of the physical phenomena underlying global climate change.

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Elementary Education
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Oregon State University
Author:
Elizabeth Gire
Emily van Zee
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Foundations of Epidemiology
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This book is intended to provide a basic introduction to epidemiologic methods and epidemiologic thinking. After reading this book, you should be able to read an epidemiologic study, understand what the authors did and why, and identify what they found. You will also have the tools to assess the quality of that study—how good is the evidence? What are potential sources of bias, and how might those have affected the results? This book will not teach you enough to be able to design and conduct your own epidemiologic studies—that level of understanding requires several years of specialized training. However, being able to read and understand the scientific literature about human health will allow you to apply that understanding to your own work in a nuanced, sophisticated way.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Marit L. Bovbjerg
Date Added:
02/28/2020
General Microbiology - 1st Edition
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Welcome to the wonderful world of microbiology! Yay! So. What is microbiology? If we break the word down it translates to “the study of small life,” where the small life refers to microorganisms or microbes. But who are the microbes? And how small are they?

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Biology
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Oregon State University
Author:
Linda Bruslind
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Getting Organized: Business Organization and Succession Planning for Oregon Family Farms and Ranches
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Every farm, ranch, nursery, dairy, or other agricultural operation is more than a business. It is a connection to family and tradition and provides essential food, fiber, fuel, and other benefits for society. But without attention to the farm as a business, it will not survive into the future or continue to provide those important connections and services. A farm’s management succession and estate planning are often uncomfortable topics for everyone involved. However, they are essential to protect and extend the agricultural operation.

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Agriculture
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Oregon State University
Author:
Christy Anderson Brekken
Joe Hobson
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Guide to Grammar Oregon State University
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In the Oregon State Guide to Grammar, our professors define grammar terms, explain grammatical conventions, identify parts of speech and constructions, and help students toward a better awareness of their own linguistic intuition. The video series is designed to be a free, online, creative commons (CC BY) resource for high school and college English teachers and students, offering them tools to engage meaningfully with challenging grammatical issues. To see the videos, please click on the "View Resource" above.

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Languages
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Oregon State University
Author:
Oregon State School of Writing Literature and Film
Date Added:
08/06/2021
A Guide to the Principles of Animal Nutrition
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Based on over 20 years of teaching experience in animal nutrition, this study guide will enhance learning basic food animal nutritional principles.

In this introductory text, six fundamental nutrients, their structure, digestion, and metabolism are covered. A brief introduction to bioenergetics, feed additives, nutrient analysis, digestive organs and processes in monogastric and ruminant animals, and methods for assessing nutrient utilization are also included.

Each chapter is illustrated with a new terms box, key points, and review questions.

This study guide is an essential learning tool for undergraduate students majoring in animal sciences, veterinary medicine, or other related disciplines.

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Nutrition
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Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Gita Cherian
Date Added:
03/16/2021
History and Science of Cultivated Plants
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History and Science of Cultivated Plants narrates how humans transitioned from foragers to farmers and have arrived at present-day industrial agriculture-based civilization. It entails myths, historical accounts, and scientific concepts to describe how human efforts have shaped and produced easier to grow, larger, tastier, and more nutritious fruits, vegetables, and grains from wild plants. Using examples of various economically and socially important crops central to human civilization, the book describes the origin of crop plants, the evolution of agricultural practices, fundamental concepts of natural selection vs. domestication, experimental and methodical plant breeding, and plant biotechnology.

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Botany
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Oregon State University
Author:
Sushma Naithani
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Human Nutrition
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The flexbook is divided into 13 chapters with sections and subsections. These are numbered in such a way that the first number represents the chapter. A period separates the chapter from the section number, and another period is followed by the subsection number. The figures are non-copyrighted figures or I have made them myself in PowerPoint. The flexbook also contains links to articles, videos, and animations in Web Link boxes. These can be clicked to open the link, and urls for these resources are also provided at the end of the section or subsection.

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Nutrition
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Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Brian Lindshield
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Integrated Pest Management
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Learners will be able to 1) describe different integrated pest management techniques for controlling agricultural pests and 2) identify environmental/economical advantages and disadvantages of different pest management methods

Subject:
Agriculture
Botany
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Interactive
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Oregon State University
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Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
05/18/2021
Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
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This book is meant to be a second course in fluid mechanics that stresses applications dealing with external potential flows and intermediate viscous flows. Students are expected to have some background in some of the fundamental concepts of the definition of a fluid, hydrostatics, use of control volume conservation principles, initial exposure to the Navier-Stokes equations, and some elements of flow kinematics, such as streamlines and vorticity. It is not meant to be an in-depth study of potential flow or viscous flow, but is meant to expose students to additional analysis techniques for both of these categories of flows. We will see applications to aerodynamics, with analysis methods able to determine forces on arbitrary bodies. We will also examine some of the exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations based on classical fluid mechanics. Finally we will explore the complexities of turbulent flows and how for boundary layer flows one can predict drag forces. This compilation is drafted from notes used in the course Intermediate Fluid Mechanics, offered to seniors and first year graduate students who have a background in mechanical engineering or a closely related area.

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Engineering
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
James Liburdy
Date Added:
09/29/2021
Intermediate Microeconomics
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Intermediate Microeconomics is a comprehensive microeconomic theory text that uses real world policy questions to motivate and illustrate the material in each chapter. Intermediate Microeconomics is an approachable yet rigorous textbook that covers the entire scope of traditional microeconomic theory and includes two mathematical approaches, allowing instructors to teach the material with or without calculus. With real-world policy topics as an entree into each subject, Intermediate Microeconomics will help students engage with the material and facilitate learning not only the concepts, but their importance and application as well.

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Economics
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Patrick M. Emerson
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Interprofessional Teamwork in Healthcare; Case Studies
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Students will be able to describe specific team-based actions and skills that empower healthcare providers to deliver participatory, patient/client-centered care

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Case Study
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Oregon State University
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Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
05/21/2021
Interprofessional Teamwork in Healthcare: Introduction  to Healthcare Professions
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Students will be able to describe the scope of practice, roles, and unique contributions of various health care professions.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Oregon State University
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Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
05/21/2021
Introduction to Permaculture
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Permaculture Design is a method of land planning that can be applied at scales from the home garden to city block to village to farm. It is an ethically based whole-systems design approach that uses concepts, principles, and methods derived from ecosystems, indigenous technologies, and other time-tested practices to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, Permaculture design is interdisciplinary, touching on a wide range of subjects including regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, appropriate technology, architecture, social justice, and international development.

This open text book is derived from the content of the Massive Open Online Course “Intro to Permaculture”. The original course also included interactive mapping and design tools that accompanied this content. The course and book provide a general overview of the Permaculture design system. The book can be downloaded as a print version. However, there are many accompanying videos and content pages that are linked to throughout the text, so it is best viewed online where the links can be accessed.

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Agriculture
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Andrew Millison
Date Added:
06/29/2017
The Joy of Cryptography
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These are lecture notes for cs427 at Oregon State University, an introductory course in cryptography at the advanced undergraduate level. By reading and studying these notes, you should expect to learn how to:

*State and interpret the standard formal definitions for the most common cryptographic security properties (privacy and authentication).
*Formally prove security properties of sound cryptographic constructions, and break the security of unsound ones.
*Choose the appropriate cryptographic primitive for a task (block ciphers, hash functions, MACs, public-key encryption, etc.) while avoiding common pitfalls.
*Along the way, you will also learn how the most common cryptographic constructions work.

Subject:
Computer Science
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Mike Rosulek
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Marine Law and Policy for Scientists and Managers - 1st Edition
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This open educational resource is designed for use by undergraduate and graduate ocean science, natural resource, fisheries and wildlife, and environmental policy students enrolled in a ten-week academic quarter. The purpose of this project is to provide students and non-law professionals with a freely accessible, clearly written guide to support engaging and effective learning. As such, the book serves as a gateway and an invitation to become a well informed, committed and involved ocean citizen as well as to explore the field beyond our course study.

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Maritime Science
Law
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Holly V. Campbell
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Monitoring Animal Populations and their Habitats: A Practitioner's Guide
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We designed this book to offer a comprehensive overview of the monitoring process, from start to finish. Although there are books that deal with sampling design and the quantitative analysis of population data, there are few that provide practical advice covering the entire evolution of a monitoring plan from incorporating stakeholder input to data collection to data management and analysis to reporting. This book strives to present an overview of this process. We also acknowledge that any such effort tends to reflect the interests and expertise of the authors, and as such, there is a distinct emphasis on monitoring vertebrate populations and upland habitats. Although many of our examples tend to focus on bird populations and forested habitats, we have made an attempt to cover other taxa and habitat types as well, and many of the recommendations and suggestions that we present are applicable to a diversity of monitoring programs.

This book was written to fill a practical need and also to embrace a set of values that we hold dear. We wanted a book that could be used in a classroom because we feel that students in natural resources programs need to know how to design a monitoring program when they enter the workforce. We also realize that many former students now in the workforce did not have that training and may find this book of value to them.

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Ecology
Zoology
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Benjamin Zuckerberg
Brenda McComb
Christopher Jordan
David Vesely
Date Added:
01/06/2020
New Media Futures
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This book is intended for use in a large introductory class in new media in a program that covers the “full-stack” including critical/cultural studies, media management, diffusion of innovation, and synthetic media production. The first half of this basic sequence covered new media and democracy, finance, intellectual property law, basic games, and transmedia. The second half of the sequence covers many topics related to aesthetics, design, technology, and methodology.

To that end, this book needed to be written so that it would be helpful for many different professors and trajectories of study. This book is in neither engineering, social science, nor the humanities, but also all of those. At the same time, this is a program in the Communication Studies and Media Studies traditions of the United States and that texture will come across.

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Communication
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Daniel Adams
Daniel Faltesek
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Nuclear Security: Countering the Threat From States and Non-State Actors
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This edited volume brings together a number of articles and books written on the subject of nuclear security to provide the reader with a broad and deep understanding of the many issues that surround the subject. It is divided into three parts, covering the challenges associated with nuclear security as it pertains to countries, non-state actors/terrorism, and civilian nuclear facilities. Each of these areas poses its own unique problems and challenges.

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Political Science
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Ben Wickizer
David Bernell
Meredith Bowers
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Open Judicial Politics - 2nd Edition
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The impetus for this volume was a multitude of conversations regarding pedagogy and teaching related to our judicial process courses. Based on these conversations, we identified four main threads or needs of our colleagues: First, many of us bring or want to bring more “political science” into our classes, though we also want to avoid the high costs of reinventing successful existing courses to do so. Second, our programs all require a political methodology course, and we want to reinforce those lessons in our substantive courses. We want to encourage our students’ understanding of how to read and understand research studies as well as how to craft their own research questions. Third, we want to keep our courses as current as possible. And fourth, we wanted to find a way to bring the cost of our courses down, as we see so many students struggle with the high costs of a college degree. This volume (as well as any future editions) addresses each of these concerns. Open Judicial Politics is a compilation of new and original research in judicial politics written specifically for the undergraduate audience, thus providing accessible examples of political science research that also address some of the more current concerns and controversies in our field. Additionally, every article is accompanied by some type of classroom activity—from basic discussion questions to full-blown simulations—that makes it easier for instructors to adapt the material to their courses and enhance classes with interactives. The chapters of the volume generally follow the well-worn path of most textbooks of judicial politics, making the volume an easy companion for adoption, and the material should fit seamlessly into the preestablished structures of most courses. Finally, the volume is an open-source resource, and adoption of the text adds no cost for our students. Whether one uses one or ten articles, the cost remains nil. This volume includes twenty-two original contributions that we have grouped into nine parts. The studies cover the breadth and scope of the field of judicial politics, with attention to appellate and trial courts, national high courts and intermediate appellate courts, and US courts and their international counterparts, thus providing a large range of materials to complement any judicial process course or text. We are especially pleased that undergraduate students played key roles in the creation of several of these studies, performing data collection and analysis as well as complete authorship from stem to stern. For the second edition, we have added fifteen articles that continue to illustrate key concepts and aspects of judicial politics, following the same formula of empirical research tailored to an undergraduate audience, accompanied by a variety of classroom activities.

Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Eric Waltenburg
Jennifer Segal Diascro
Rorie Spill Solberg
Date Added:
03/16/2021
The Oregon State Guide to English Literary Terms
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This free video series provides definitions of literary terms in English literature to students and teachers. It also offers examples of how these literary devices can be applied to poems, plays, novels, and short stories. We are in the process of translating the videos into Spanish and many of them now contain these subtitles.

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Literature
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Lesson
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Oregon State University
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Oregon State University
School of Writing Literature and Film
Date Added:
03/06/2020
Oregon's Untold Stories: A Timeline Diversity at OSU and beyond
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An interactive timeline telling the historical stories, activism, and accomplishments of underserved and underrepresented communities at Oregon State University

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Cultural Geography
Political Science
Sociology
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Module
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Oregon State University
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Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Passive Sampling Device (PSD) Technologies
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Passive Sampling Device (PSD) Technologies provides an overview of personal passive sampling, the stationary air sampler as a research tool, and the water and sediment samplers as research tools.

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Environmental Science
Material Type:
Full Course
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Oregon State University
Author:
Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
06/03/2021
Permaculture Design
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We have created this free collection of resources in an effort to share with the world the amazing potential for making positive change that Permaculture design has to offer. Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be applied to anything, from a home garden or farm to a city block or entire village. Permaculture design is an ethically based, whole-systems design approach to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, permaculture design also touches on regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, technology, architecture and international development.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Ecology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Andrew Millison
Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
06/03/2021
Permaculture Design: Tools for Climate Resilience
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Climate is also where we begin the design process in another tool referenced in the Permaculture design system. This is the Scale of Landscape Permanence, originated by P.A.Yeomans, the founder of Keyline™ Design. Yeomans asserts that the order of design is:

Climate
Landshape
Water Supply
Roads/Access
Trees
Structures
Subdivision Fences
Soil
This book is predominantly about climate, and the macro influences of climate and climate change on design. As we get through the topics of climate analogues and climate change forecasting, we will end up moving down this list to see the climate’s influence on specific design choices.

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Agriculture
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Andrew Millison
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Plant Sexual Reproduction
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Learners will be able to explain the process of pollination and sexual reproduction of flowering plants

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Botany
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Oregon State University
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Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
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05/18/2021
A Primer for Computational Biology
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A Primer for Computational Biology aims to provide life scientists and students the skills necessary for research in a data-rich world. The text covers accessing and using remote servers via the command-line, writing programs and pipelines for data analysis, and provides useful vocabulary for interdisciplinary work. The book is broken into three parts:

Introduction to Unix/Linux: The command-line is the “natural environment” of scientific computing, and this part covers a wide range of topics, including logging in, working with files and directories, installing programs and writing scripts, and the powerful “pipe” operator for file and data manipulation.
Programming in Python: Python is both a premier language for learning and a common choice in scientific software development. This part covers the basic concepts in programming (data types, if-statements and loops, functions) via examples of DNA-sequence analysis. This part also covers more complex subjects in software development such as objects and classes, modules, and APIs.
Programming in R: The R language specializes in statistical data analysis, and is also quite useful for visualizing large datasets. This third part covers the basics of R as a programming language (data types, if-statements, functions, loops and when to use them) as well as techniques for large-scale, multi-test analyses. Other topics include S3 classes and data visualization with ggplot2.

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Biology
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Shawn T. O’Neil
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Romeo and Juliet
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This edition of Romeo and Juliet was edited by students for students. We believe that reliably edited versions of the play should be available for free online. But we wanted ours to be easy to get in other ways as well. The editors—Oregon State University students who remember, far better than their professors, what it was like to read the play for the first time—carefully considered every pronoun, punctuation mark, and footnote. Our goal: to make a friendly, confidence-building edition that supported classroom activities at the high school and college level.

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Literature
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Rebecca Olson
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05/24/2021
State and Local Government and Politics: Prospects for Sustainability - 2nd Edition
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Our book represents a unique opportunity for three generations of scholars to reflect upon and collectively consider their decades’ long research, and the meaning of that research to both the broader society and to students of contemporary politics. Nicholas Lovrich served as a graduate school mentor to Brent Steel, and Brent in turn mentored Christopher A. Simon as an undergraduate and guided him to study with Lovrich. Steel and Lovrich have collaborated on research for over 30 years, while Simon has frequently collaborated with Steel and Lovrich for nearly 20 years.

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Political Science
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Brent S. Steel
Christopher A. Simon
Nicholas P. Lovrich
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Strategic Management
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This open source textbook is derived from many sources, initially from the Principles of Management by Carpenter, Bauer, and Erdogan, but there is abundant new content as well. It is published under a Creative Commons license and as such there is no charge ever for this textbook.

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Management
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
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John Morris
Tobias Hodges
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01/06/2020
Strategic Management 2E
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This open source textbook is derived from many sources, initially from the Principles of Management by Carpenter, Bauer, and Erdogan, but there is abundant new content as well. It is published under a Creative Commons license and as such there is no charge ever for this textbook.

The most important change from 1e is that static content was removed to make room for student-generated dynamic content. Throughout the book look for the names of contributing students in the red colored example boxes. As the term progresses, you will see new examples appear as fellow students research and summarize topics for current events, all are curated by the instructor.

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Management
Material Type:
Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
John Morris
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Strategic Marketing in the Global Forest Industries - Third Edition
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The forest industry is increasingly global and every marketer of forest products should have a global perspective. As a natural resource-based industry, the forest industry has an especially high profile role in environmental protection and is increasingly involved in climate change mitigation and management. Global forests are not only important because they provide a source of industrial raw material, but also because of the various other human needs they satisfy. A forest products marketer should have a basic understanding of the role that global forests play in society. Major societal trends are impacting the external environment within which the forest industry operates. We provide an overview of global forests and a brief description of the markets for the main categories of the forest industry.

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Marketing
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
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Eric Hansen
Heikki Juslin
Date Added:
01/06/2020
A Tale of Two Systems
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This is the story of a web-based information system rebuild. The system in question is www.teachengineering.org, a digital library of K-12 engineering curriculum that was built from the ground up with established technology and which for 13 years enjoyed lasting support from its growing user community and its sponsors. These 13 years, however, cover the period during which smart phones and tablets became commonplace, during which the Internet of Things started replacing the Semantic Web, during which NoSQL databases made their way out of the research labs and into everyday development shops, during which we collectively started moving IT functions and services into ‘the cloud,’ and during which computing performance doubled a few times, yet again. During this same period, TeachEngineering’s user base grew from a few hundred to more than 3 million users annually, its collection size quadrupled, it went through several user interface renewals, and significant functionality was added while having an exemplary service record, and it enjoyed continued financial support from its sponsors.

In this monograph we provide a side-by-side of this rebuild. We lay out the choices made in the old architecture —we refer to it as TE 1.0— and compare and contrast them with the choices made for TE 2.0. We explain why both the 1.0 and 2.0 choices were made and discuss the advantages and disadvantages associated with them.

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Computer Science
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Textbook
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Oregon State University
Author:
Kevin Krueger
René Reitsma
Date Added:
01/06/2020
Water crisis
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Students will explore the engineering challenges of providing access to clean water, identify the issues surrounding clean water, listen to experts, and learn about future work

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Engineering
Environmental Science
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Interactive
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Oregon State University
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Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
05/19/2021
Weber towers: Social inequality
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A kind of graphic novel within a mobility table where students can explore processes of mobility, discrimination, privilege, and power -- whatever maintains, grows or reduces social inequality.

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Sociology
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Diagram/Illustration
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Oregon State University
Author:
Austin Spaeth
Mark Edwards
Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
05/19/2021