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AC Electrical Circuit Analysis: A Practical Approach
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An essential and practical text for both students and teachers of AC electrical circuit analysis, this text picks up where the companion DC electric circuit analysis text leaves off. Beginning with basic sinusoidal functions, ten chapters cover topics including series, parallel, and series-parallel RLC circuits. Numerous theorems and analysis techniques are examined including superposition, Thévenin's theorem, nodal and mesh analysis, maximum power transfer and more. Other important topics include AC power, resonance, Bode plots and an introduction to three-phase systems. Each chapter begins with a set of chapter objectives and includes a summary and review questions. A total of over 500 end-of-chapter exercises are included. A companion laboratory manual is available.

Subject:
Applied Science
Engineering
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
James M. Fiore
Date Added:
05/28/2020
Apples
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Originally edited by Samuel B. Green and published in 1897, this book is an inventory of apples from John S. Harris. Apples are described to include origin, hardiness, color, size, and disease. This 2019 edition includes the transcribed text and original line drawings, and has been expanded to include a biography of John S. Harris. Professor James Luby introduces 21st century readers to this historical document.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Emma Molls
Originally Edited by Samuel Green
Date Added:
04/06/2021
Basic HVAC
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This readily accessible online introductory resource was developed for anyone who has interest in, or works with, HVAC controls and equipment. Designed for electrical and HVAC apprentices learning about the subject in school, you will find the descriptive text and original diagrams easy to navigate through, while the question bank will help students review the subject matter.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Aaron Lee
Date Added:
04/21/2021
Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management
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Basic Kitchen and Food Service Management is one of a series of Culinary Arts open textbooks developed to support the training of students and apprentices in British Columbia’s foodservice and hospitality industry. Although created with the Professional Cook, Baker and Meatcutter programs in mind, these have been designed as a modular series.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
eCampusOntario
Author:
The BC Cook Articulation Committee
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Basic Motor Control
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This readily accessible online resource was developed for anyone who has interest in, or works with, AC motors and their associated motor control equipment. Whether you are an electrical apprentice learning about the subject in school or a seasoned journeyperson installing equipment in the field, you will find it easy to navigate through the descriptive text, original diagrams, and explanatory videos to find the exact information you are looking for.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
British Columbia/Yukon Open Authoring Platform
Author:
Aaron Lee
Chad Flinn
Date Added:
08/20/2020
Biotechnology Foundations, 2nd Edition
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Biotechnology Foundations, 2nd Edition, 2019, was created to provide free open-access teaching and learning resources for two Introduction to Biotechnology courses at Austin Community College, Biotechnology Program (Intro to Biotech I BIOL1414 & Intro to Biotech II BIOL1415). This book provides the foundation of chemistry, biology, and microbiology needed to build biotechnology laboratory science workforce skills. The goal of this book is to encourage both faculty and student adoption and active, engaged use in the classroom and provide the resources students need to succeed as entry-level laboratory technicians.

This book is available online at the OpenStax CNX platform. It can be downloaded as a PDF, read online, or downloaded and read offline.
To retrieve the book: https://cnx.org/contents/XcbB5HTY

Teaching Ancillaries available: PPT lectures, teaching guide, pacing schedule, lab manual, course objectives, eBook PDF, editable MS word format for each chapter.
To retrieve the ancillaries: https://tinyurl.com/BF-2-Resources

Subject:
Manufacturing
Biology
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Author:
Jack O'Grady
Date Added:
07/28/2019
Building Maintenance & Construction: Tools and Maintenance Tasks
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Building Maintenance & Construction: Tools and Maintenance Tasks introduces and develops knowledge of basic building maintenance tools and materials, applied skills and techniques, industry health and safety standards, and preventive maintenance and troubleshooting practices required by employers for entry-level positions in the building trades and facilities maintenance fields.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Hawaii
Provider Set:
Pressbooks
Author:
Clifford Rutherford
Date Added:
06/22/2018
CMUS 120 Fundamentals of Music
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Open Music Theory is a natively-online open educational resource intended to serve as the primary text and workbook for undergraduate music theory curricula. OMT2 provides not only the material for a complete traditional core undergraduate music theory sequence (fundamentals, diatonic harmony, chromatic harmony, form, 20th-century techniques), but also several other units for instructors who have diversified their curriculum, such as jazz, popular music, counterpoint, and orchestration. This version also introduces a complete workbook of assignments.

Subject:
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
VIVA Open Publishing
Author:
Benjamin Bergey
Brian Jarvis
Bryn Hughes
Chelsey Hamm
John Peterson
Kyle Gullings
Mark Gotham
Megan Lavengood
Date Added:
08/09/2021
CRIMJ 100
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Welcome to the First Edition of an OER textbook for Penn State's CRIMJ 100 Course. This text was developed with the assistance of an Affordable Course Transformation grant from The Pennsylvania State University.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Penn State University
Author:
Ronald Kelly
Date Added:
08/03/2021
Career Decision Making for Adults
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An adult college students' guide to navigating career transitions. This free Open Educational Resource text focuses on career-related self-awareness, job search tools and strategies, and career exploration. This book is adapted from the Blueprint for Success series which comprises three books for the College Success and FYE (First-Year Experience) genre. The central text, Blueprint for Success in College is designed to show how to be successful in college and in career preparation.

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Granite State College
Author:
Dave Dillon
Jan Coville
Jim Peacock
Linda Bruce Hill
Thomas Priester
Date Added:
12/15/2020
Collecting and Mapping Data
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Learn how to collect and import spatial features from the field, use web-based map tools to engage citizens, and incorporate the best available spatial data from public domain sources.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Wisconsin
Author:
Janet Silbernagel
Date Added:
04/27/2021
Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technologies and Operations
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Hostile use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) technology is on the forefront of DoD defense and offensive planners.Our Counter-UAS (C-UAS) textbook has as its primary mission to educate and train resources who will enter the UAS / C-UAS field and trust it will act as a call to arms for military and DHS planners.

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
New Prairie Press
Author:
Candice Carter
H.C. Mumm
J.J.C.H. Ryan
J.P. Hood
R. K. Nichols
W.D. Lonstein
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Criminal Law
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Criminal Law uses a two-step process to augment learning, called the applied approach. First, after building a strong foundation from scratch, Criminal Law introduces you to crimes and defenses that have been broken down into separate components. It is so much easier to memorize and comprehend the subject matter when it is simplified this way. However, becoming proficient in the law takes more than just memorization. You must be trained to take the laws you have studied and apply them to various fact patterns. Most students are expected to do this automatically, but application must be seen, experienced, and practiced before it comes naturally. Thus the second step of the applied approach is reviewing examples of the application of law to facts after dissecting and analyzing each legal concept. Some of the examples come from cases, and some are purely fictional. All the examples are memorable, even quirky, so they will stick in your mind and be available when you need them the most (like during an exam). After a few chapters, you will notice that you no longer obsess over an explanation that doesn’t completely make sense the first time you read it—you will just skip to the example. The examples clarify the principles for you, lightening the workload significantly.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota
Provider Set:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Lisa Storm
Date Added:
01/01/2012
Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview
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'Decolonization and Justice: An Introductory Overview' emerged from the undergraduate students’ final assignment in JS-419 on Advanced Seminar in Criminal Justice at the University of Regina's Department of Justice Studies, Canada. This book focused on decolonization of multiple justice-related areas, such as policing, the court system, prison, restorative justice, and the studies of law and criminology. This is quite likely one of the few student-led book projects in Canada covering the range of decolonization topics. Ten student authors explored the concept of decolonization in law, policing, prison, court, mental health, transitional justice and restorative justice. We are grateful to receive funding support from the University of Regina’s OER Publishing Program Small Project Grant, which enabled us to hire a professional copy editor for the book.

Subject:
Criminal Justice
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Regina
Author:
Charmine Cortez
Geena Holding
Hamza Said
Jenna Smith
Kayla Schick
Kudzai Mudyara
Megan Korchak
Muhammad Asadullah
Nicola Kimber
Noor Shawush
Stephanie Dawndyck
Date Added:
01/31/2022
Delay Insentitive Circuits -- Structures, Semantics, and Strategies
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The design of concurrent distributed hardware systems is a major challenge for engineers today and is bound to escalate in the future, but engineering education continues to emphasize traditional tools of logic design that are just not up to the job. For engineers tackling realistic projects, improvised attempts at synchronization across multiple clock domains have long been a fact of life. Prone to hazards and metastability, these ad hoc interfaces could well be the least trustworthy aspects of a system, and typically also the least able to benefit from any readily familiar textbook techniques of analysis or verification.

Progress in the long run depends on a change of tactics. Instead of the customary but inevitably losing battle to describe complex systems in terms of their stepwise time evolution, taking their causal relationships and handshaking protocols as a starting point cuts to the chase by putting the emphasis where it belongs. This way of thinking may call for setting aside a hard earned legacy of practice and experience, but it leads ultimately to a more robust and scalable methodology.

Delay insensitive circuits rely on local coordination and control from the ground up. The most remarkable consequence of adhering to this course is that circuits can get useful things done without any clock distribution network whatsoever. Because a handshake acknowledgment concludes each interaction among primitive components and higher level subsystems alike, a clock pulse to mark them would be superfluous. This effect can bring a welcome relief to projects whose timing infrastructure would otherwise tend to create more problems than it solves.

The theory of delay insensitive circuits is not new but has not yet attracted much attention outside of its research community. At best ignored and at worst discouraged in standard curricula, this topic until now has been accessible only by navigating a sea of conference papers and journal articles, some of them paywalled. Popular misconceptions and differing conventions about terminology and notation have posed further barriers to entry. To address this need, this book presents a unified account of delay insensitive circuits from first principles to cutting edge concepts, subject only to an undergraduate-level understanding of discrete math. In an approachable tutorial format with numerous illustrations, exercises, and over three hundred references, it guides an engineering professional or advanced student towards proficiency in this extensive field.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Electronic Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Dennis Furey
Date Added:
07/16/2019
The Delft Sand, Clay & Rock Cutting Model
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In dredging, trenching, (deep sea) mining, drilling, tunnel boring and many other applications, sand, clay or rock has to be excavated. This book gives an overview of cutting theories. It starts with a generic model, which is valid for all types of soil (sand, clay and rock) after which the specifics of dry sand, water saturated sand, clay, atmospheric rock and hyperbaric rock are covered. For each soil type small blade angles and large blade angles, resulting in a wedge in front of the blade, are discussed. For each case considered, the equations/model for the cutting forces, power and specific energy are given. The models are verified with laboratory research, mainly at the Delft University of Technology, but also with data from literature.

Subject:
Engineering
Maritime Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Sape A. Miedema
Date Added:
01/24/2019
Developing Change Agents
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Developing Change Agents examines the role of academia in creating the next generation of sustainability leaders. Delving into strategies to transform higher education, this volume empowers universities to develop change agents who can scale solutions to meet the wicked environmental, social, and political challenges of the present and future. Developing Change Agents advances a revolutionary perspective on the way academia functions from the administrative hierarchies to faculty, and the classroom and to deep engagement in the communities where the solutions must be co-created. This book works to find a transdisciplinary, effective method of tackling the world’s issues with reference to emotional intelligence, diversity, community, and reward structures and supports a tailored, reflexive approach based upon each university’s diverse and unique students, faculty, programs, and communities.

Subject:
Environmental Studies
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing
Author:
Abigail M. York
Alexander S. Liepins
Edited by Kristi L. Kremers
Date Added:
04/12/2021
Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science
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Written entirely by members of the Canadian Society of Soil Science, "Digging into Canadian Soils: An Introduction to Soil Science" provides an introduction to the core disciplines of soil science, and introduces the concepts and vocabulary needed by students just beginning their soil science journey. The textbook provides supplementary materials that are specific to regions in Canada, or may be of specific interest beyond what might be considered introductory soil science material. Importantly, the textbook also is intended to introduce students to the Canadian System of Soil Classification by providing examples from across the length and breadth of the world’s second largest country, and to the Canadian Society of Soil Science, whose members share a common passion for soil science and are keen to share and instill this passion with students across Canada.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Saskatchewan
Author:
Canadian Society of Soil Science
Date Added:
10/11/2021
Digital Media (Course Files)
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This set of course materials includes lecture slides, activity files, images, quizzes, tests, review questions, and project assignments for Digital Media at Georgia Gwinnett College. The course uses open-source applications such as GIMP and InkScape.

Individual chapters are available for download due to the large file sizes. Web-based assignments to supplement these materials are located on the GGC Wiki: All Digital Media Assignments

Topics covered include:

Digital Images
Image Processing
Audio Processing
Video Processing
Creating Animation

Subject:
Film and Music Production
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Kairui Chen
Shuhua Chen
Date Added:
06/20/2018