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APEX PreCalculus
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This text was written as a prequel to the APEXCalculus series, a three–volume series on Calculus. This text is not intended to fully prepare students with all of the mathematical knowledge they need to tackle Calculus, rather it is designed to review mathematical concepts that are often stumbling blocks in the Calculus sequence. It starts basic and builds to more complex topics. This text is written so that each section and topic largely stands on its own, making it a good resource for students in Calculus who are struggling with the supporting mathemathics found in Calculus courses. The topics were chosen based on experience; several instructors in the Applied Mathemathics Department at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) compiled a list of topics that Calculus students commonly struggle with, giving the focus of this text. This allows for a more focused approach; at first glance one of the obvious differences from a standard Pre-Calculus text is its size.

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Amy Givler Chapman
Jessica Libertini
Meagan Herald
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Abstract Algebra Course Content
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The Abstract Algebra course was developed through the Ohio Department of Higher Education OER Innovation Grant. This work was completed and the course was posted in September 2019. Team LeadAnna Davis                                         Ohio Dominican UniversityContent ContributorsMatt Davis                                          Muskingum UniversityRob Kelvey                                        College of WoosterLibrarianDaniel Dotson                                    Ohio State University                     Review TeamJim Cottrill                                          Ohio Dominican UniversityBart Snapp                                          Ohio State University

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
01/09/2019
Advanced Problems in Mathematics: Preparing for University
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This book is intended to help students prepare for entrance examinations in mathematics and scientific subjects, including STEP (Sixth Term Examination Papers). STEP examinations are used by Cambridge colleges as the basis for conditional offers in mathematics and sometimes in other mathematics-related subjects. They are also used by Warwick University, and many other mathematics departments recommend that their applicants practice on past papers to become accustomed to university-style mathematics.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Book Publishers
Author:
Stephen Siklos
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Applied Probability
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This is a "first course" in the sense that it presumes no previous course in probability. The units are modules taken from the unpublished text: Paul E. Pfeiffer, ELEMENTS OF APPLIED PROBABILITY, USING MATLAB. The units are numbered as they appear in the text, although of course they may be used in any desired order. For those who wish to use the order of the text, an outline is provided, with indication of which modules contain the material.

Subject:
Statistics and Probability
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
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OpenStax CNX
Author:
Paul E. Pfeiffer
Date Added:
09/18/2009
Basic Analysis: Introduction to Real Analysis
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This free online textbook is a one semester course in basic analysis. These were my lecture notes for teaching Math 444 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in fall 2009. The course is a first course in mathematical analysis aimed at students who do not necessarily wish to continue a graduate study in mathematics. A Sample Darboux sums prerequisite for the course is a basic proof course. The course does not cover topics such as metric spaces, which a more advanced course would. It should be possible to use these notes for a beginning of a more advanced course, but further material should be added.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Author:
Jiří Lebl
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Business Math: A Step-by-Step Handbook
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This textbook was written to meet the needs of a twenty-first century student. It takes a systematic approach to helping students learn how to think and centers on a structured process termed the PUPP Model (Plan, Understand, Perform, and Present). This process is found throughout the text and in every guided example to help students develop a step-by-step problem-solving approach.

This textbook simplifies and integrates annuity types and variable calculations, utilizes relevant algebraic symbols, and is integrated with the Texas Instruments BAII+ calculator. It also contains structured exercises, annotated and detailed formulas, and relevant personal and professional applications in discussion, guided examples, case studies, and even homework questions.

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Business and Communication
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Lyryx Learning
Author:
Jean-Paul Olivier
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Calculus
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Published in 1991 by Wellesley-Cambridge Press, the book is a useful resource for educators and self-learners alike. It is well organized, covers single variable and multivariable calculus in depth, and is rich with applications.

In addition to the Textbook, there is also an online Instructor's Manual and a student Study Guide. Prof. Strang has also developed a related series of videos, Highlights of Calculus, on the basic ideas of calculus.

Subject:
Mathematics
Calculus
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Author:
Gilbert Strang
Date Added:
01/01/1991
Calculus I Course Content
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The Calculus I course was developed through the Ohio Department of Higher Education OER Innovation Grant. This work was completed and the course was posted in February 2019. The course is part of the Ohio Transfer Module and is also named TMM005. For more information about credit transfer between Ohio colleges and universities, please visit: www.ohiohighered.org/transfer.Team LeadJim Fowler                                         Ohio State UniversityRita Ralph                                         Columbus State Community CollegeContent ContributorsNela Lakos                                       Ohio State UniversityBart Snapp                                       Ohio State UniversityJames Talamo                                  Ohio State UniversityXiang Yan                                         Edison State Community CollegeLibrarianDaniel Dotson                                    Ohio State University                     Review TeamThomas Needham                             Ohio State UniversityCarl Stitz                                            Lakeland Community CollegeSara Rollo                                          North Central State College 

Subject:
Mathematics
Calculus
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
09/26/2018
College Algebra Course Content
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The College Algebra course was developed through the Ohio Department of Higher Education OER Innovation Grant. This work was completed and the course was posted in September 2019. The course is part of the Ohio Transfer Module and is also named TMM001. For more information about credit transfer between Ohio colleges and universities, please visit: www.ohiohighered.org/transfer.Team LeadNicholas Shay                                     Central Ohio Technical College (now at Columbus State Community College)Content ContributorsRachida Aboughazi                            Ohio State UniversityEvelyn Kirschner                                Columbus State Community CollegeDavid Kish                                          Ohio Dominican UniversityLibrarianDaniel Dotson                                    Ohio State University                     Review TeamFauna Donahue                                University of Rio GrandeJared Stadden                                   Kent State University Geauga 

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
01/09/2019
College Algebra Course Content, Functions, Functions
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This material covers Chapter 3: Functions chapter of the OpenStax College Algebra Text. This module contains an overview of learning objectives mapped to the OTM state standards, worksheets that correspond to chapter sections, interactive Desmos Activities that pair with the chapter, and a list of supplemental videos that correspond to the chapter content.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Functions
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
06/16/2019
Combinatorics
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Combinatorics is an upper-level introductory course in enumeration, graph theory, and design theory.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Lethbridge
Author:
Joy Morris
Date Added:
12/14/2007
A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra
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All of the mathematics required beyond basic calculus is developed “from scratch.” Moreover, the book generally alternates between “theory” and “applications”: one or two chapters on a particular set of purely mathematical concepts are followed by one or two chapters on algorithms and applications; the mathematics provides the theoretical underpinnings for the applications, while the applications both motivate and illustrate the mathematics. Of course, this dichotomy between theory and applications is not perfectly maintained: the chapters that focus mainly on applications include the development of some of the mathematics that is specific to a particular application, and very occasionally, some of the chapters that focus mainly on mathematics include a discussion of related algorithmic ideas as well.

The mathematical material covered includes the basics of number theory (including unique factorization, congruences, the distribution of primes, and quadratic reciprocity) and of abstract algebra (including groups, rings, fields, and vector spaces). It also includes an introduction to discrete probability theory—this material is needed to properly treat the topics of probabilistic algorithms and cryptographic applications. The treatment of all these topics is more or less standard, except that the text only deals with commutative structures (i.e., abelian groups and commutative rings with unity) — this is all that is really needed for the purposes of this text, and the theory of these structures is much simpler and more transparent than that of more general, non-commutative structures.

Subject:
Mathematics
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Victor Shoup
Date Added:
01/01/2008
Discrete Mathematics: An Open Introduction
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Discrete Mathematics: An Open Introduction is a free, open source textbook appropriate for a first or second year undergraduate course for math majors, especially those who will go on to teach. The textbook has been developed while teaching the Discrete Mathematics course at the University of Northern Colorado. Primitive versions were used as the primary textbook for that course since Spring 2013, and have been used by other instructors as a free additional resource. Since then it has been used as the primary text for this course at UNC, as well as at other institutions.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Oscar Levin
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems
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Elementary Differential Equations with Boundary Value Problems is written for students in science, engineering, and mathematics who have completed calculus through partial differentiation. If your syllabus includes Chapter 10 (Linear Systems of Differential Equations), your students should have some preparation in linear algebra. In writing this book I have been guided by the these principles: • An elementary text should be written so the student can read it with comprehension without too much pain. I have tried to put myself in the student’s place, and have chosen to err on the side of too much detail rather than not enough. • An elementary text can’t be better than its exercises. This text includes 2041 numbered exercises, many with several parts. They range in difficulty from routine to very challenging. • An elementary text should be written in an informal but mathematically accurate way, illustrated by appropriate graphics. I have tried to formulate mathematical concepts succinctly in language that students can understand. I have minimized the number of explicitly stated theorems and defonitions, preferring to deal with concepts in a more conversational way, copiously illustrated by 299 completely worked out examples. Where appropriate, concepts and results are depicted in 188 figures

Subject:
Engineering
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Trinity University
Author:
William F. Trench
Date Added:
10/28/2014
Elementary Math Education Course Content
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The Elementary Math Education course was developed through the Ohio Department of Higher Education OER Innovation Grant. This work was completed and the course was posted in October 2019. Team LeadBradford Findell                                Ohio State UniversityContent ContributorsVictor Ferdinand                               Ohio State UniversityHea-Jin Lee                                      Ohio State University LimaJenny Sheldon                                  Ohio State UniversityBart Snapp                                       Ohio State UniversityRajeev Swami                                  Central State UniversityRon Zielker                                       Ohio Dominican UniversityLibrarianCarolyn Sanders                               Central State UniversityReview TeamAlice Taylor                                       University of Rio Grande

Subject:
Education
Elementary Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
Date Added:
01/09/2019
The Essence of Mathematics Through Elementary Problems
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t 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.

The Essence of Mathematics consists of a sequence of 270 problems – with commentary and full solutions. The reader is assumed to have a reasonable grasp of school mathematics. More importantly, s/he should want to understand something of mathematics beyond the classroom, and be willing to engage with (and to reflect upon) challenging problems that highlight the essence of the discipline.

The book consists of six chapters of increasing sophistication (Mental Skills; Arithmetic; Word Problems; Algebra; Geometry; Infinity), with interleaved commentary. The content will appeal to students considering further study of mathematics at university, teachers of mathematics at age 14-18, and anyone who wants to see what this kind of elementary content has to tell us about how mathematics really works.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Book Publishers
Author:
Tony Gardiner
Date Added:
06/01/2019
Fundamentals of Mathematics
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Fundamentals of Mathematics is a work text that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern prealgebra course, as well as topics of estimation, elementary analytic geometry, and introductory algebra. It is intended for students who (1) have had a previous course in prealgebra, (2) wish to meet the prerequisite of a higher level course such as elementary algebra, and (3) need to review fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques. NOTE: This collection is a work in progress, and the content has not yet been marked up in CNXML. You can download PDF copies of individual chapters in from their respective modules.

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Physics
Women's Studies
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax CNX
Author:
Denny Burzynski
Date Added:
04/27/2020
A Gentle Introduction to the Art of Mathematics
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This book is designed for the transition course between calculus and differential equations and the upper division mathematics courses with an emphasis on proof and abstraction. The book has been used by the author and several other faculty at Southern Connecticut State University. There are nine chapters and more than enough material for a semester course. Student reviews are favorable.

It is written in an informal, conversational style with a large number of interesting examples and exercises, so that a student learns to write proofs while working on engaging problems.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Southern Connecticut State University
Date Added:
04/27/2020
GeoGebra for Teachers of Grades 3 - 5
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This document is an introduction to GeoGebra. Examples using the online Geometry App, the classic Spreadsheet App, and the online Graphing Calculator are given. These examples are intended to introduce teachers (or future teachers) of grades 3 - 5 to this dynamic, open source software. 2-page handouts appropriate for use with students in grades 3, 4, and 5 are included.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Anita O'Mellan
Date Added:
03/07/2019
Introduction to Game Theory: a Discovery Approach
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Game theory is an excellent topic for a non-majors quantitative course as it develops mathematical models to understand human behavior in social, political, and economic settings. The variety of applications can appeal to a broad range of students. Additionally, students can learn mathematics through playing games, something many choose to do in their spare time! This text also includes an exploration of the ideas of game theory through the rich context of popular culture. It contains sections on applications of the concepts to popular culture. It suggests films, television shows, and novels with themes from game theory. The questions in each of these sections are intended to serve as essay prompts for writing assignments.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Jennifer Firkins Nordstrom
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems
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Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems introduces students to mathematical/computational modeling and analysis developed in the emerging interdisciplinary field of Complex Systems Science. Complex systems are systems made of a large number of microscopic components interacting with each other in nontrivial ways. Many real-world systems can be understood as complex systems, where critically important information resides in the relationships between the parts and not necessarily within the parts themselves. This textbook offers an accessible yet technically-oriented introduction to the modeling and analysis of complex systems. The topics covered include: fundamentals of modeling, basics of dynamical systems, discrete-time models, continuous-time models, bifurcations, chaos, cellular automata, continuous field models, static networks, dynamic networks, and agent-based models. Most of these topics are discussed in two chapters, one focusing on computational modeling and the other on mathematical analysis. This unique approach provides a comprehensive view of related concepts and techniques, and allows readers and instructors to flexibly choose relevant materials based on their objectives and needs. Python sample codes are provided for each modeling example.

Subject:
Applied Science
Computer Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Author:
Hiroki Sayama, Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Date Added:
08/13/2015
An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers
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This book, which presupposes familiarity only with the most elementary concepts of arithmetic (divisibility properties, greatest common divisor, etc.), is an expanded version of a series of lectures for graduate students on elementary number theory. Topics include: Compositions and Partitions; Arithmetic Functions; Distribution of Primes; Irrational Numbers; Congruences; Diophantine Equations; Combinatorial Number Theory; and Geometry of Numbers. Three sections of problems (which include exercises as well as unsolved problems) complete the text.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
The Trillia Group
Author:
Leo Moser
Date Added:
04/27/2020