This book aims to narrate fundamental concepts of structural design to architecture students such that they have minimum involvement with math problem-solving. Within this book, students learn about different types of loads, forces and vector addition, the concept of equilibrium, internal forces, geometrical and material properties of structural elements, and rules of thumb for estimating the proportion of some structural systems such as catenary cables and arches, trusses, and frame structures.
For more accessible and classroom-friendly (Word and PDF) versions of this book, please view and download them at PDXScholar. This Pressbook version primarily exists to encourage others to adapt and adopt Daily Departures: Speed Reading Passages for English Language Learners using Pressbooks. This textbook is designed to provide fluency support for English language learners at the Waystage level of the Common European Framework Reference.
This open access textbook was developed as an upper division undergraduate textbook for a conflict resolution CR 310U Values and Ethics course (required for a PSU bachelor's degree in CR) and adaptable to a conflict resolution CR 513 graduate course (required for PSU master's degree in CR). Its intended audience are students from Portland State University enrolled in a ten week, quarter system, though it is adaptable for a semester length course. The chapters are combined with other readings on conflict resolution values and ethics. This open access textbook may be used to supplement resources for other courses that address aspects of conflict resolution values and ethics.
My hope in creating this open source text is to provide a practical resource for students to develop a basic knowledge of various techniques and skills currently used in the social work field. In the spirit of collaboration and reclaiming our education, this is a text that is put together by students for students. It is not an all encompassing educational guide to therapy. It is meant to be a base. Something to stand on and work from. That being said, everyone is coming into this work with different and important experiences. I hope this text becomes a living, breathing, combination of evidence based practices, and of practice based evidence that reflects the ever changing landscape that is social work. For this to work, students will be the ones who critique, update, and edit this text. This brings in opportunities for students to amplify their critical thinking skills; expand their knowledge; research current techniques and skills; explore new ideas and techniques; create space for marginalized voices; and utilize assignments in a way the contributes to the learning of all students.
The purpose of this book is to provide you with the background you need so you can read the stories in the city around you. This book is designed to introduce you to some basic concepts and theories about how cities function and develop. The book is organized into thematic chapters that highlight different aspects of urban life, from the environment to culture to housing. There is a set of questions at the end of each chapter that you can use to test your understanding of the concepts presented. There is also a set of activities that you can use to apply what you have learned to your own city, so you can uncover the hidden stories in its streets, structures, and communities.