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Advanced Algebra II: Conceptual Explanations
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This is the Conceptual Explanations part of Kenny Felder's course in Advanced Algebra II. It is intended for students to read on their own to refresh or clarify what they learned in class. This text is designed for use with the "Advanced Algebra II: Homework and Activities" and the "Advanced Algebra II: Teacher's Guide" collections (coming soon) to make up the entire course.

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Algebra
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Rice University
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OpenStax CNX
Author:
Kenny Felder
Applied Probability
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This is a "first course" in the sense that it presumes no previous course in probability. The units are modules taken from the unpublished text: Paul E. Pfeiffer, ELEMENTS OF APPLIED PROBABILITY, USING MATLAB. The units are numbered as they appear in the text, although of course they may be used in any desired order. For those who wish to use the order of the text, an outline is provided, with indication of which modules contain the material.

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Statistics and Probability
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Full Course
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Rice University
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OpenStax CNX
Author:
Paul E. Pfeiffer
Collaborative Statistics
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Collaborative Statistics was written by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, faculty members at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. The textbook was developed over several years and has been used in regular and honors-level classroom settings and in distance learning classes. This textbook is intended for introductory statistics courses being taken by students at two– and four–year colleges who are majoring in fields other than math or engineering. Intermediate algebra is the only prerequisite. The book focuses on applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it.

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Statistics and Probability
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Full Course
Textbook
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Rice University
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OpenStax CNX
Author:
Barbara Illowsky
Susan Dean
Common Sense Economics Part 1: Twelve Key Elements of Economics- Study Guide
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The Institute for Humane Studies has partnered with the authors of the textbook Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know about Wealth Creation and Prosperity to help teach students why economic understanding is essential for life in today's society. With videos and quiz question corresponding to each element, this collection can be used as a study guide for "Part 1: Twelve Key Elements of Economics".

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Economics
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Textbook
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Institute for Humane Studies
Rice University
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OpenStax CNX
Electricity Physics
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This is an algebra-based introductory course for electricity physics. It is intended to be a comprehensive introductory course in all electricity aspects.

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Physics
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Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
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OpenStax CNX
Author:
M. Ahmad
Elementary Algebra
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Elementary Algebra is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern elementary algebra course. It is intended for students who (1) have no exposure to elementary algebra, (2) have previously had an unpleasant experience with elementary algebra, or (3) need to review algebraic concepts and techniques.

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Algebra
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Full Course
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Rice University
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OpenStax CNX
Author:
Denny Burzynski
Wade Ellis
Essential Physiology
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Human Anatomy and Physiology is designed for the two-semester anatomy and physiology course taken by life science and allied health students. The textbook follows the scope and sequence of most Human Anatomy and Physiology courses, and its coverage and organization were informed by hundreds of instructors who teach the course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. The artwork for this textbook is aimed focusing student learning through a powerful blend of traditional depictions and instructional innovations. Color is used sparingly, to emphasize the most important aspects of any given illustration. Significant use of micrographs from the University of Michigan complement the illustrations, and provide the students with a meaningful alternate depiction of each concept. Finally, enrichment elements provide relevance and deeper context for students, particularly in the areas of health, disease, and information relevant to their intended careers.

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Anatomy/Physiology
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Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
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OpenStax CNX
Author:
Nancy Aguilar-Roca
Essential Precalculus, Part 1
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Precalculus is intended for college-level Precalculus students. Since Precalculus courses vary from one institution to the next, we have attempted to meet the needs of as broad an audience as possible, including all of the content that might be covered in any particular course. The result is a comprehensive book that covers more ground than an instructor could likely cover in a typical one- or two-semester course; but instructors should find, almost without fail, that the topics they wish to include in their syllabus are covered in the text. Many chapters of Openstax Precalculus are suitable for other freshman and sophomore math courses such as College Algebra and Trigonometry; however, instructors of those courses might need to supplement or adjust the material. Openstax will also be releasing a College Algebra and Trigonometry title tailored to the particular scope, sequence, and pedagogy of those courses.

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Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Douglas Hoffman
Essential Precalculus, Part 2
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Precalculus is intended for college-level Precalculus students. Since Precalculus courses vary from one institution to the next, we have attempted to meet the needs of as broad an audience as possible, including all of the content that might be covered in any particular course. The result is a comprehensive book that covers more ground than an instructor could likely cover in a typical one- or two-semester course; but instructors should find, almost without fail, that the topics they wish to include in their syllabus are covered in the text. Many chapters of Openstax Precalculus are suitable for other freshman and sophomore math courses such as College Algebra and Trigonometry; however, instructors of those courses might need to supplement or adjust the material. Openstax will also be releasing a College Algebra and Trigonometry title tailored to the particular scope, sequence, and pedagogy of those courses.

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Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Douglas Hoffman
Fast Fourier Transforms
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This book uses an index map, a polynomial decomposition, an operator factorization, and a conversion to a filter to develop a very general and efficient description of fast algorithms to calculate the discrete Fourier transform (DFT). The work of Winograd is outlined, chapters by Selesnick, Pueschel, and Johnson are included, and computer programs are provided.

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Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
C. Sidney Burrus
Finding OER Materials You Can Start Using Now
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The objective of this module is to show the many ways you can quickly and easily find OER materials in OER Commons. This module, “Finding OER Materials,” is activity-based; you'll be guided through the process of finding OER materials you can start using in your teaching and learning.

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Education
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Rice University
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OpenStax CNX
Author:
ISKME
A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Electrical and computer engineering students take this in the second semester of their freshman year, just before their first circuits course. Students electing to take this course have completed one semester of calculus, computer programming, chemistry, and humanities. Concurrently with this course, students take physics and a second semester of calculus, as well as a second semester in the humanities.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
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Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Louis Scharf
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I
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From its beginnings in the late nineteenth century, electrical engineering has blossomed from focusing on electrical circuits for power, telegraphy and telephony to focusing on a much broader range of disciplines. However, the underlying themes are relevant today: Power creation and transmission and information have been the underlying themes of electrical engineering for a century and a half. This course concentrates on the latter theme: the representation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electrical means. This course describes what information is, how engineers quantify information, and how electrical signals represent information.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Don Johnson
General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: A Cellular Perspective
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"General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: A Cellular Perspective" is a textbook designed for a 10-week course in introductory cellular biology and chemistry. This textbook focuses more on the chemical nature of biological and cellular processes than the typical GOB course, which is generally more focused on molecular structure.

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Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
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Rice University
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OpenStax CNX
Hearing Harmony: What is Harmony?
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Hearing Harmony takes an innovative top down approach: Its goal is not to recognize individual chords but to develop an understanding of harmonic structure. Hearing Harmony is compatible with standard courses in harmony and ear training: Very little of the material introduced here is idiosyncratic; it is how it is organized and presented that is new. After completing these modules, you will be well equipped for conventional training, either in school or from the many fine resources on the web. Hearing Harmony can also be used to build on prior training.

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Arts and Humanities
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Module
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Rice University
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OpenStax CNX
Houston Reflections: Art in the City, 1950s, 60s and 70s
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A collection of interviews, conducted by Sarah C. Reynolds, with Houston artists and other arts figures, all of whom proved influential in the growth of the contemporary Houston Arts scene.

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Arts and Humanities
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Sarah Reynolds
Images of Memorable Cases: 50 Years at the Bedside
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When sophisticated medical technology became available in the 1970s, it established diagnoses with unprecedented speed and accuracy. But it also affected the practice and teaching of medicine, shifting focus from the bedside to the laboratory and giving rise to a laboratory-oriented rather than a patient-oriented mindset. As a result, physicians’ bedside skills have steadily deteriorated, and using one’s mind and sensory faculties to make diagnoses has become a lost art.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Hendrik A. Van Dijk
Herbert L. Fred, Md
Intro Physics
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This introductory, algebra-based, two-semester college physics book is grounded with real-world examples, illustrations, and explanations to help students grasp key, fundamental physics concepts. This online, fully editable and customizable title includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities to solve traditional physics application problems. Derived from College Physics by OpenStax.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Matthew Christ
Introduction to Chemistry
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This textbook is designed for a 10-week, introduction to general chemistry. The text focuses mainly on chemical structure, though chemical reactivity and quantitation are also covered.

Subject:
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
OpenStax adaptation by Mike Springer