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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
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
David A. Hendrix
Date Added:
03/16/2021
Basic Animal Nutrients
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Students will be able to describe the major groups of animal nutrients for animals, sources of nutrients in animal feed, and how each nutrient is used by animals

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Nutrition
Zoology
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Oregon State University
Author:
Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
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

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Michele Ribeiro
Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
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.

Subject:
Biology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
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
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
John Morris
Julie Swart
Date Added:
01/06/2020
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.

Subject:
Sociology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
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

Subject:
Political Science
Sociology
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Assessment
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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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Diagram/Illustration
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Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Open Oregon State
Oregon State University
Date Added:
05/18/2021
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.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
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”.

Subject:
Zoology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Gail Langellotto
Melissa Scherr
Date Added:
01/06/2020
The Environmental Politics and Policy of Western Public Lands
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In this volume, Erika Allen Wolters and Brent Steel have brought together the experts who can explain the evolution of public lands policies and politics in all their complexities. While their subject is complex, their prose is clear, and while their subject is torn by some of the most viciously self-interested, deceitful arguments in politics today, their prose is calm, factual, and evenhanded. No one should underestimate what a rare and valuable gift this is.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Oregon State
Author:
Brent S. Steel
Kathleen Dean Moore
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.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
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.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
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?

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
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.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Oregon State University
Author:
Christy Anderson Brekken
Joe Hobson
Date Added:
03/16/2021