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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.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
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OpenStax CNX
Author:
Kenny Felder
Date Added:
02/21/2014
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
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Date Added:
09/14/2017
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
Date Added:
02/25/2016
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
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Nancy Aguilar-Roca
Date Added:
05/18/2016
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
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Textbook
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Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Douglas Hoffman
Date Added:
09/21/2016
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
Date Added:
09/21/2016
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.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
C. Sidney Burrus
Date Added:
11/18/2012
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.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
ISKME
Date Added:
02/16/2011
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
Date Added:
08/17/2015
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.

Subject:
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Date Added:
12/16/2016
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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Date Added:
08/03/2010
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.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Sarah Reynolds
Date Added:
05/05/2008
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
Date Added:
12/08/2008
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
Date Added:
09/28/2016
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
Date Added:
12/15/2016
Introductory Statistics
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Introductory Statistics is intended for the one-semester introduction to statistics course for students who are not mathematics or engineering majors. It focuses on the interpretation of statistical results, especially in real world settings, and assumes that students have an understanding of intermediate algebra. In addition to end of section practice and homework sets, examples of each topic are explained step-by-step throughout the text and followed by a Try It problem that is designed as extra practice for students. This book also includes collaborative exercises and statistics labs designed to give students the opportunity to work together and explore key concepts. While the book has been built so that each chapter builds on the previous, it can be rearranged to accommodate any instructor’s particular needs.

Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Alexander Holmes
Date Added:
09/18/2016
Music Appreciation: Its Language, History and Culture
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Introduction to works representative of a variety of music traditions. These include the repertoires of Western Europe from the Middle Ages through the present; of the United States, including art music, jazz, folk, rock, musical theater; and from at least two non-Western world areas.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Douglas Cohen
Jeffrey Taylor
Nancy Hager
Ray Allen
Date Added:
10/03/2016
Our History: A History of the United States from Pre-Columbian to the Present
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1 US History to 1877
1.1 Chapter 1: In the Beginning
1.2 Chapter 2: When Cultures Collide
1.3 Chapter 3: British Colonial North America
1.4 Chapter 4: Colonial Government and Economy
1.5 Chapter 5: Colonial Slavery
1.6 Chapter 6: A Brief Overview of Colonial Religion
1.7 Chapter 7: Cultures of Colonial America
1.8 Chapter 8: An Intellectual and Religious Flowering in Colonial North America
1.9 Chapter 9: Towards Independence, 1750-1776
1.10 Chapter 10: Creating These United States, 1776-1800
1.11 Chapter 11: The Agrarian Republic and the Symbolic End of the Revolution, 1800-1826
1.12 Chapter 12: The Age of the Common Man, 1826-1850
1.13 Chapter 13: 19th Century Reform Movements
1.14 Chapter 14: War Drums, 1845-1860
2 US history from 1877 to the Present

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Jim Ross-Nazzal
Date Added:
07/12/2017
Personality Theory in a Cultural Context
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Written by Lansing Community College Psychology professor Dr. Mark Kelland, this book covers general personality theory, with an emphasis on cultural aspects affecting personality development. There is also a section focusing on making positive choices in the development of one's personality from a number of different cultural/philosophical perspectives.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
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Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Mark Kelland
Date Added:
11/04/2015