Description This book is intended for readers who have never studied the Middle East, or experts who may wish to fill gaps in their knowledge of the region from other disciplines. Whether for establishing or deepening one’s knowledge of the region, these fundamentals are important to know. The languages, cultural, religious and sectarian communities of the region, and selected turning points and influential people in history are starting points for gaining an understanding of the diverse contexts of the region.
Description In this textbook there are fourteen chapters that are mostly indpendent of each other. For a typical semester course the instructor can choose several of the sections but would not be able to cover all of them. The text is full of exercises and activities to keep the students actively engaged. Each chapter has a number of short videos to emphasize the key ideas or show how to solve examples.
Description The book covers all the material of single and multivariable calculus that is normally in a three semester course for science, mathematics, and engineering students. The style is less formal and more personal than the typical text, and it has a definite point of view that helps keep the book to a reasonable length. Still, there are some non-traditional topics such as a bit of linear algebra in two and three dimensions in the chapter on vectors and a section on complex numbers in the chapter on polar coordinates.
Description This open source textbook is being used at the University of Northern Colorado in a discrete mathematics course taken primarily by math majors, many of whom plan to become secondary teachers. This text can also be used in a bridge course or introduction to proofs. The major topics are introduced with Investigate! activities designed to get students more actively involved and which are suitable for inquiry based learning.
Description This book was designed for the junior level combinatorics course at Georgia Tech for students in computer science and in applied mathematics. The authors began writing the book in 2004 and has benefited from extensive classroom use. The source is now in MathBook XML, which serves as the common source for all three versions: HTML, PDF, and print, and so they are virtually identical. The HTML version does have the advantage of live Sage cells that the reader can evaluate and modify.
Description This book was developed as the text for a first course in numerical analysis at Southern Connecticut State University as an open source alternative to a classic text such as Burden and Faires. The first five chapters make up the content of a semester course. The style is engaging and conversational. As the author writes in the preface: “Much of the material will be presented as if it were being told to a student during tea time at University, but with the benefit of careful planning.” The exercises are plentiful and well-designed, and many of them have extensive solutions.
Description As the authors write in the preface, “Data is messy, and statistical tools are imperfect. But, when you understand the strengths and weaknesses of these tools, you can use them to learn about the real world.” This book is full of examples and exercises on topics of current interest pulled from the popular media and published research.
Description Demonstrate an understanding of key topics and concepts, including communication networks, media management, organizational culture and climate, intercultural communication, meetings management, ethical communication, assessing communication quality, and crisis communication – and the impact of social technologies.
Description This book provides business leaders with the tools and knowledge needed to effectively enable digital accessibility in an organization through cultural change, raising awareness of its importance, and equipping employees with the specific tools and knowledge they need to address digital accessibility as part of their everyday work.
Description Digital accessibility skills are in high demand, as the world becomes more aware of barriers in digital content that prevent some people from participating in a digital society. These are essential skills for web developers, and essential knowledge for organizations that want to ensure their web content is reaching the broadest audience possible.
Description Web Accessibility for Developers is a technical book aimed primarily at programmers. Learn how to develop accessible interactivity on the Web and gain expertise using WAI-ARIA, a W3C specification that enables optimal use of assistive technologies, like screen readers, when navigating the Web.
Description With raised awareness and accessibility laws emerging around the world, understanding what inclusive access to the Web means is becoming necessary knowledge for anyone who produces digital content. Much of the current information on Web accessibility requires some technical understanding, and may be difficult to consume for the average person. This book will “interpret” the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1), to make it easier to understand for a general audience. You will have an opportunity to experience barriers firsthand, then experience that content with the barriers removed, developing a practical understanding of web accessibility.
Description This textbook and its accompanying spreadsheet templates were designed with and for students wanting a practical and easy-to-follow guide for developing a business plan. It follows a unique format that both explains what to do and demonstrates how to do it.
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