Publication Date: 2018
Astronomy for Educators provides new and accomplished K-12 instructors with concepts and projects for low-cost, high-impact STEM classroom instruction that is built around the National Academies National Research Council's K-12 Framework for Science Education.
ISBN: 1938168003
Publication Date: 2020-02-17
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. College Physics can be can be downloaded now by clicking on the "Get this book" button below. 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.
ISBN: 9781717134813
Publication Date: 2018-06-08
Motivated by questions in cosmology, the 2018 edition of Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology follows the Erlangen program to develop hyperbolic, elliptic, and Euclidean geometry - three possibilities for the global geometry of the universe. The text uses Mobius transformations in the extended complex plane to define and investigate these three candidate geometries, thereby providing a natural setting in which to express results common to them all, as well as results that encapsulate key differences. With these geometries in hand, the text then explores the interplay between the shape of a space and the type of geometry it admits. It is written to be suitable for a one semester course in geometry or as a guide to independent study, with over 200 exercises and several essays on topics such as the history of geometry, parallax and curvature, and research aimed at determining the shape of the universe.
Publication Date: 2019
This is a “minimalist” textbook for a first semester of university, calculus-based physics, covering classical mechanics (including one chapter on mechanical waves, but excluding fluids), plus a brief introduction to thermodynamics. The presentation owes much to Mazur’s The Principles and Practice of Physics: conservation laws, momentum and energy, are introduced before forces, and one-dimensional setups are thoroughly explored before two-dimensional systems are considered. It contains both problems and worked-out examples.
ISBN: 9780998837246
Publication Date: 2017-08-01
Two dramatically different philosophical approaches to classical mechanics were developed during the 17th - 18th centuries. Newton developed his vectorial formulation that uses time-dependent differential equations of motion to relate vector observables like force and rate of change of momentum. Euler, Lagrange, Hamilton, and Jacobi, developed powerful alternative variational formulations based on the assumption that nature follows the principle of least action. These powerful variational formulations have become the preeminent philosophical approach used in modern science, was well as having applications to other fields such as economics and engineering.This book introduces variational principles, and illustrates the intellectual beauty, the remarkable power, and the broad scope, of applying variational principles to classical mechanics. A brief review of Newtonian mechanics compares and contrasts the relative merits of the intuitive Newtonian vectorial formulation, with the more powerful analytical variational formulations. Applications presented cover a wide variety of topics, as well as extensions to accommodate relativistic mechanics, and quantum theory.
A series of workbooks, SPIRALPhysics, have been developed and used in place of a standard textbook for introductory physics. These workbooks, designed for use in an active learning environment, arrange topics such that students receive repeated exposure to concepts over an extended time interval, each time with an incremental increase in complexity.
This site provides a textbook, images, videos, and podcasts.
Simple Nature is an introductory calculus-based physics textbook. Covers mechanics, conservation laws, thermodynamics, relativity, electricity and magnetism, and quantum physics. Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike License
This series of six textbooks is intended for a one-year introductory course of the type typically taken by biology majors. Algebra and trig are used, and there are optional calculus-based sections. 1. Newtonian Physics 2. Conservation Laws 3. Vibrations and Waves 4. Electricity and Magnetism 5. Optics 6. The Modern Revolution in Physics Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License
Calculus-Based Physics is a two-volume introductory physics textbook complete with ancillary materials. The book itself is provided in pdf and MS Word. It can be used as is but users are encouraged to edit it to suit their own needs. Ancillary materials include screen-capture video solutions (with audio) to physics problems and Blackboard Learning System^TM on-line quizzes with extensive feedback.
Video lectures covering topics seen in a first and second year college Physics course including one and two dimensional motion, work and energy, gravitation, thermodynamics, and electricity and magnetism.
Physics I & Physics II Lectures -Yale
These lectures cover Newtonian mechanics, special relativity, gravitation, thermodynamics, waves, electricity, magnetism, optics, and quantum mechanics.
MIT offers a host of course lectures on various topics in Physics. Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Optics, and Nuclear physics are all available in video lecture format.
Introduction to Industrial Engineering
Engineering Measurements and Instrumentation: First Edition
A Heat Transfer Textbook, 4th Ed. (2017)
Please note that this material is copyrighted and not a "true" OER. The authors grant you the right to download and print it for your personal use or for non-profit instructional use.
Beyond Lean: Simulation in Practice, Second Edition
Sim Labs for Thermodynamics and Thermal Power Plant Simulator
Non-Isothermal Kinetic Methods: Workbook & Laboratory Manual
A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering
The book covers some of the essential areas that are need to be included in a first introduction ECE course, such as complex numbers, phasors or linear algebra. MATLAB programs are integrated to illustrate key ideas.
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I
This text focuses on the creation, manipulation, transmission, and reception of information by electronic means.
Fundamentals of Microwave and RF Design
Tutorial videos on signal processing and random signals from UMass Dartmouth's ECE 320 and ECE 521 courses.
Introduction to Solid Mechanics & Finite Element Analysis
The objective of these modules is to introduce various concepts of solid mechanics and finite element analysis to interested Engineering students. As solid mechanics borrows many of its ideas from linear analysis, I have included an introductory section on linear algebra with the hopes that a student would differentiate between pure “Mathematical” and “Physical” concepts.
Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation
With “Sustainability: A Comprehensive Foundation”, first and second-year college students are introduced to this expanding new field, comprehensively exploring the essential concepts from every branch of knowledge – including engineering and the applied arts, natural and social sciences, and the humanities.
Spatial Thinking in Planning Practice: An Introduction to GIS
Next Generation Infrastructures
Today’s infrastructure systems are rapidly changing, becoming more web-based, interconnected and transnational, while new technologies are on their way. This open course examines these challenges and includes case studies on sustainable energy, smart grids, and water scarcity.
Fundamentals of Transportation [Wikibooks]
Transportation moves people and goods from one place to another using a variety of vehicles across different infrastructure systems. This book is aimed at undergraduate civil engineering students, though the material may provide a useful review for practitioners.
Probabilistic Machine Learning for Civil Engineers
Wikibook - Biomedical Engineering: Theory & Practice
This wikibook is designed to serve as the primary text for a two semester course in biomedical engineering.
Wikibook - Introduction to Chemical Engineering Processes
This book is for anyone who is interested in some of the basic principles behind what chemical engineers do and how they can use powerful tools from physics to solve problems involving steady-state processes.
Thermodynamics & Chemistry, 2nd Edition
Educational Resources for Chemical Engineering from Colorado Boulder. Includes screencasts, simulations, and other resources.
Wikibook - Chemical Engineering: Tissue Engineering
This Wiki-based, student-created textbook is online free for use, widely accessible by all, and editable during the course and as topics evolve. This type of textbook format is particularly well suited to upper-level electives on topics that are rapidly emerging.
Engineering Computations with Python
Created in Jupyter Notebooks, these modules' target audience is first-year engineering students, but the course would be equally useful to students in any science or technology field.
Fundamentals of Applied Dynamics
An introductory engineering textbook by an award-winning MIT professor that covers the history of dynamics and the dynamical analyses of mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical systems.
Open Chemistry (OpenChem) provides a full curriculum of recorded lectures covering undergraduate chemistry plus selected graduate topics. Through lecture videos and ancillary materials, anyone in the world can effectively sit alongside UCI Irvine students and view complete undergraduate core and elective course lectures delivered by top faculty members.
Includes tutorials, online courses, and more. From Carnegie Mellon
Although much of first-year chemistry is taught as a service course, there is no reason that the intrinsic excitement and potential of chemistry cannot be the focal point of the text and the course. We emphasize the positive aspects of chemistry and its relationship to students’ lives, which requires bringing in applications early and often.
Analytical chemistry is more than a collection of analytical methods and an understanding of equilibrium chemistry; it is an approach to solving chemical problems. Although equilibrium chemistry and analytical methods are important, their coverage should not come at the expense of other equally important topics.
A free, open-access organic chemistry textbook (volumes I and II) in which the main focus is on relevance to biology and medicine. This is a PDF version of a wiki project called Chemwiki at the University of California, Davis. There are also supplementary materials, such as PowerPoint slides and a solutions manual available for this textbook at the Chemwiki website.
The Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) is a collection of over 22,000 freely available digital materials for health sciences education.
Biology is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens.
Concepts of Biology is designed for the typical introductory biology course for nonmajors, covering standard scope and sequence requirements. The text includes interesting applications and conveys the major themes of biology, with content that is meaningful and easy to understand. The book is designed to demonstrate biology concepts and to promote scientific literacy.
This open course is intended for the student interested in understanding and appreciating common biological topics in the study of the smallest units within biology: molecules and cells.
This is the online version of the BIOL 1620 – College Biology Laboratory II lab manual. Each lab page includes background reading and laboratory procedures (also available as a printable pdf).
ISBN: 9781783747016
Publication Date: 2019
It is increasingly clear that the shapes of reality – whether of the natural world, or of the built environment – are in some profound sense mathematical. Therefore it would benefit students and educated adults to understand what makes mathematics itself ‘tick’, and to appreciate why its shapes, patterns and formulae provide us with precisely the language we need to make sense of the world around us. The second part of this challenge may require some specialist experience, but the authors of this book concentrate on the first part, and explore the extent to which elementary mathematics allows us all to understand something of the nature of mathematics from the inside.
Publication Date: 2018
This text is intended to support courses that bridge the divide between mathematics typically encountered in U.S. high school curricula and the practical problems that natural resource students might engage with in their disciplinary coursework and professional internships.
ISBN: 9781783741397
Publication Date: 2016
Teaching Mathematics is nothing less than a mathematical manifesto. Arising in response to a limited National Curriculum, and engaged with secondary schooling for those aged 11 ̶ 14 (Key Stage 3) in particular, this handbook for teachers will help them broaden and enrich their students’ mathematical education. It avoids specifying how to teach, and focuses instead on the central principles and concepts that need to be borne in mind by all teachers and textbook authors—but which are little appreciated in the UK at present.
A list of open textbooks by course title. All the books have been judged to meet the evaluation criteria set by the AIM editorial board.
Bookboon offers more than 100 titles on mathematics and statistics.