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Foundations of Neuroscience

Ontario Commons License  3 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

Author(s): Steel Wagstaff

Institution(s): University of Cambridge, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Galway, Dundalk Institute of Technology

Last updated: 12/10/2023

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Chemistry Fundamentals

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  261 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): A Collective Work

Editor(s): Dr. Julie Donnelly, Dr. Nicole Lapeyrouse, Dr. Matthew Rex, James R. Paradiso

Subject(s): Chemistry, Educational: Chemistry

Institution(s): University of Central Florida

Publisher: UCF Pressbooks

Last updated: 29/09/2023

This open educational resource was adapted by Dr. Julie Donnelly, Dr. Nicole Lapeyrouse, and Dr. Matthew Rex at the University of Central Florida from Lumen's "Chemistry for Majors"—which is primarily based on OpenStax Chemistry—and LibreTexts General Chemistry Textmap (Tro).
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Abnormal Psychology

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)  12 H5P Activities    English (Canada)

Author(s): Jorden A. Cummings

Subject(s): Abnormal psychology, Psychology

Publisher: University of Saskatchewan Open Press

Last updated: 29/09/2023

This text has been created from a combination of original content and materials compiled and adapted from existing open educational resources.
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Deaf Education

CC0 (Creative Commons Zero)   English

Author(s): Joanne Weber

Last updated: 14/06/2023

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Beyond Cook: Explorers of Australia and the Pacific

CC BY (Attribution)   English (United States)

Author(s): Claire Brennan

Subject(s): Australasian and Pacific history, Geographical discovery and exploration, Australasia, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Atlantic Islands, Indigenous peoples, History of ideas

Institution(s): James Cook University

Publisher: James Cook University

Last updated: 14/06/2023

When Europeans entered the Pacific they entered a place they thought they knew, and a place that was already peopled. European explorer accounts of Australia and the Pacific are fascinating in what they reveal about the people and places explorers encountered, and about European expectations of what they would find. This book is a guide to European exploration of Australia and the Pacific; to those accounts of contact and how to interpret them in the light of European preconceptions and misunderstanding; and to the actions taken by the people descended from the regions' original explorers.
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Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance, 3rd edition

CC BY (Attribution)  1 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): James F. Marchman III

Editor(s): Anita Walz

Subject(s): Aerospace and aviation technology, Aircraft and aviation, Aerodynamics, Engineering: general

Publisher: James F. Marchman III in association with the University Libraries at Virginia Tech

Last updated: 14/06/2023

Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance, 3rd edition is a college undergraduate-level introduction to aircraft aerodynamics and performance. The objective of this text is to provide a “stand alone” coverage of basic, subsonic, aircraft performance preceded by an introduction to the basics of aerodynamics that will provide a background sufficient to the understanding of the subjects to be studied in aircraft performance. This text is designed for a course in Aircraft Performance that is taught before the students have had any course in fluid mechanics, fluid dynamics, or aerodynamics. The text is meant to provide the essential information from these types of courses that is needed for teaching basic subsonic aircraft performance, and it is assumed that the students will learn the full story of aerodynamics in other, later courses. The text assumes that the students will have had a university level Physics sequence in which they will have been introduced to the most fundamental concepts of statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, and basic conservation laws that are needed to understand the coverage that follows. It is also assumed that students will have completed first year university level calculus sequence plus a course in multi-variable calculus. Separate courses in engineering statics and dynamics are helpful but not necessary. Any student who takes a course using this text after completing courses in aerodynamics or fluid dynamics should find the chapters of this book covering those subjects an interesting review of the material

This is a nearly verbatim presentation of Dr. Marchman’s 3rd edition (2004) of the text with minor corrections to text and formulas, addition of machine-readable math, alt text, and redrawn figures. It is available in Pressbooks, PDF, and ePub.

Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are requested to register their interest at: https://bit.ly/aerodynamics_interestInstructors and subject matter experts interested in updating, supplementing, and sharing a version of the book are requested to join the project update conversation on the Rebus Foundation website at https://www.rebus.community/c/open-textbooks-in-development/update-aerodynamics-aircraft-performance

Downloadable versions of this book and further information are freely available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/96525

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CC BY (Attribution)   English (Canada)

Author(s): Jay Abramson

Publisher: OpenStax

Last updated: 14/06/2023

Algebra and Trigonometry provides a comprehensive exploration of algebraic principles and meets scope and sequence requirements for a typical introductory algebra and trigonometry course. The modular approach and the richness of content ensure that the book meets the needs of a variety of courses. Algebra and Trigonometry offers a wealth of examples with detailed, conceptual explanations, building a strong foundation in the material before asking students to apply what they’ve learned.

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Designing the Digital World

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Eileen Kennedy

Subject(s): Graphical and digital media applications, Virtual reality, 3D Printing

Last updated: 14/06/2023

The book offers a blend of theory and practice in guiding readers to apply design thinking principles to solving some of our world’s biggest problems. At the same time, readers are encouraged to become aware of new and emerging technologies that make prototyping and applying solutions a reality.

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Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Beau Branson, Marcus William Hunt, Timothy D Knepper, Robert Sloan Lee, Steven Steyl, Hans Van Eyghen, Beau Branson (Book Editor), Christina Hendricks (Series Editor)

Editor(s): Christina Hendricks (Series Editor)

Subject(s): Philosophy, Philosophy of religion

Publisher: Rebus Community

Last updated: 14/06/2023

Where did the universe come from? Is life a result of chance, or design? If God is loving and all-powerful, why does evil still exist? Is religious belief just a byproduct of undirected evolutionary processes? Or did God make sure humans would evolve in such a way as to believe? Are philosophers closed-minded about religion? And why is so much of philosophy of religion about God—but not about gods?

Introduction to Philosophy: Philosophy of Religion introduces students to some of the major traditional arguments for and against the existence of God. It also includes discussions of some less well-known, but thought-provoking arguments for the existence of God, and one of the most important new challenges to religious belief from the Cognitive Science of Religion. An introductory chapter traces the deep interconnections between philosophy and religion throughout Western history, and a final chapter considers what place there is for non-Western and non-monotheistic religions within contemporary philosophy of religion.

Whatever your religious beliefs—or lack of beliefs—we think you will find many of the arguments in this book fascinating to think about, and useful starting points for deeper philosophical discussions.

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Décoloniser les sciences sociales - Descolonizar las ciencias sociales

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)   French

Author(s): Sous la direction - Bajo la dirección de Liliana Diaz et/y Baptiste Godrie

Subject(s): Research methods: general

Publisher: Québec : Éditions science et bien commun

Last updated: 14/06/2023

Avec Paulo Freire, Orlando Fals Borda (1925-2008), est l’un des pères fondateurs des approches décoloniales latino-américaines en sciences sociales. Pourtant, alors que le premier est une figure familière du paysage des sciences sociales francophones, le second est quasiment inconnu. Cette anthologie francophone, la première à ce jour, propose cinq textes, publiés entre 1968 et 2003, en plus d’une conférence inédite prononcée en 1966. Elle vise à présenter la proposition épistémologique de Fals Borda d’une science latino-américaine émancipée des cadres théoriques européens et nord-américains, et orientée vers la production partagée des connaissances entre universitaires et mouvements sociaux pour favoriser la transformation de la société vers une plus grande justice sociale. Chaque texte est présenté dans sa version espagnole originale et dans sa traduction française, avec une brève mise en contexte permettant de situer celui-ci dans l’œuvre de l’auteur. Une introduction présente la thématique de l’anthologie et la trajectoire intellectuelle de Fals Borda.

Junto con Paulo Freire, Orlando Fals Borda (1925-2008) fue uno de los padres fundadores de los enfoques descoloniales latinoamericanos en las ciencias sociales. Sin embargo, mientras que el primero es una figura familiar en el panorama francés de las ciencias sociales, el segundo es casi desconocido. Esta antología francófona, la primera hasta la fecha, ofrece cinco textos publicados entre 1968 y 2003, además de una conferencia inédita realizada en 1966. Su objetivo es presentar la propuesta epistemológica de Fals Borda de una ciencia latinoamericana emancipada de los marcos teóricos europeo y norteamericano, y orientada a la producción de conocimientos compartida entre los académicos y los movimientos sociales para promover la transformación de la sociedad hacia una mayor justicia social. Cada texto se presenta en su versión original en español y en su traducción al francés, con una breve contextualización que permite ubicarlo en el trabajo del autor. Una introducción presenta el tema de la antología y la trayectoria intelectual de Fals Borda.