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College Algebra
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College Algebra provides a comprehensive exploration of algebraic principles and meets scope and sequence requirements for a typical introductory algebra course. The modular approach and richness of content ensure that the book meets the needs of a variety of courses. College Algebra 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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Algebra
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Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
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OpenStax College
Author:
Jay Abramson
Date Added:
11/09/2021
College Success (OpenStax)
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OpenStax College Success is a comprehensive and contemporary resource that serves First Year Experience, Student Success, and College Transition courses. Developed with the support of hundreds of faculty and coordinators, the book addresses the evolving challenges and opportunities of today’s diverse students. Engagement, self-analysis, personal responsibility, and student support are reflected throughout the material. College Success also includes an array of student surveys and opinion polls, and OpenStax will regularly provide the results to adopting faculty.

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Higher Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Amy Baldwin
James Bennett
Lisa August
Date Added:
11/03/2021
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System, Digestive System Processes
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe the process of digestion
Detail the steps involved in digestion and absorption
Define elimination
Explain the role of both the small and large intestines in absorption

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Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System, Digestive System Regulation
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Discuss the role of neural regulation in digestive processes
Explain how hormones regulate digestion

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Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System, Digestive Systems
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Explain the processes of digestion and absorption
Compare and contrast different types of digestive systems
Explain the specialized functions of the organs involved in processing food in the body
Describe the ways in which organs work together to digest food and absorb nutrients

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Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System, Nutrition and Energy Production
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Explain why an animal’s diet should be balanced and meet the needs of the body
Define the primary components of food
Describe the essential nutrients required for cellular function that cannot be synthesized by the animal body
Explain how energy is produced through diet and digestion
Describe how excess carbohydrates and energy are stored in the body

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Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Reproduction and Development, Fertilization
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Discuss internal and external methods of fertilization
Describe the methods used by animals for development of offspring during gestation
Describe the anatomical adaptions that occurred in animals to facilitate reproduction

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Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Reproduction and Development, Fertilization and Early Embryonic Development
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Discuss how fertilization occurs
Explain how the embryo forms from the zygote
Discuss the role of cleavage and gastrulation in animal development

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Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Reproduction and Development, Hormonal Control of Human Reproduction
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By the end of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

Describe the roles of male and female reproductive hormones
Discuss the interplay of the ovarian and menstrual cycles
Describe the process of menopause

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Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Reproduction and Development, Human Pregnancy and Birth
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Explain fetal development during the three trimesters of gestation
Describe labor and delivery
Compare the efficacy and duration of various types of contraception
Discuss causes of infertility and the therapeutic options available

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Reproduction and Development, Human Reproductive Anatomy and Gametogenesis
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe human male and female reproductive anatomies
Discuss the human sexual response
Describe spermatogenesis and oogenesis and discuss their differences and similarities

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Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Reproduction and Development, Organogenesis and Vertebrate Formation
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe the process of organogenesis
Identify the anatomical axes formed in vertebrates

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Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Reproduction and Development, Reproduction Methods
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe advantages and disadvantages of asexual and sexual reproduction
Discuss asexual reproduction methods
Discuss sexual reproduction methods

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Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Osmotic Regulation and Excretion, Excretion Systems
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Explain how vacuoles, present in microorganisms, work to excrete waste
Describe the way in which flame cells and nephridia in worms perform excretory functions and maintain osmotic balance
Explain how insects use Malpighian tubules to excrete wastes and maintain osmotic balance

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Osmotic Regulation and Excretion, Hormonal Control of Osmoregulatory Functions
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Explain how hormonal cues help the kidneys synchronize the osmotic needs of the body
Describe how hormones like epinephrine, norepinephrine, renin-angiotensin, aldosterone, anti-diuretic hormone, and atrial natriuretic peptide help regulate waste elimination, maintain correct osmolarity, and perform other osmoregulatory functions

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Osmotic Regulation and Excretion, Nitrogenous Wastes
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Compare and contrast the way in which aquatic animals and terrestrial animals can eliminate toxic ammonia from their systems
Compare the major byproduct of ammonia metabolism in vertebrate animals to that of birds, insects, and reptiles

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Osmotic Regulation and Excretion, Osmoregulation and Osmotic Balance
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Define osmosis and explain its role within molecules
Explain why osmoregulation and osmotic balance are important body functions
Describe active transport mechanisms
Explain osmolarity and the way in which it is measured
Describe osmoregulators or osmoconformers and how these tools allow animals to adapt to different environments

Subject:
Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Osmotic Regulation and Excretion, The Kidneys and Osmoregulatory Organs
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Explain how the kidneys serve as the main osmoregulatory organs in mammalian systems
Describe the structure of the kidneys and the functions of the parts of the kidney
Describe how the nephron is the functional unit of the kidney and explain how it actively filters blood and generates urine
Detail the three steps in the formation of urine: glomerular filtration, tubular reabsorption, and tubular secretion

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Sensory Systems, Hearing and Vestibular Sensation
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe the relationship of amplitude and frequency of a sound wave to attributes of sound
Trace the path of sound through the auditory system to the site of transduction of sound
Identify the structures of the vestibular system that respond to gravity

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Sensory Systems, Sensory Processes
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Identify the general and special senses in humans
Describe three important steps in sensory perception
Explain the concept of just-noticeable difference in sensory perception

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Sensory Systems, Somatosensation
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe four important mechanoreceptors in human skin
Describe the topographical distribution of somatosensory receptors between glabrous and hairy skin
Explain why the perception of pain is subjective

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Sensory Systems, Taste and Smell
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Explain in what way smell and taste stimuli differ from other sensory stimuli
Identify the five primary tastes that can be distinguished by humans
Explain in anatomical terms why a dog’s sense of smell is more acute than a human’s

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Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, Sensory Systems, Vision
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Explain how electromagnetic waves differ from sound waves
Trace the path of light through the eye to the point of the optic nerve
Explain tonic activity as it is manifested in photoreceptors in the retina

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, The Animal Body: Basic Form and Function, Animal Form and Function
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe the various types of body plans that occur in animals
Describe limits on animal size and shape
Relate bioenergetics to body size, levels of activity, and the environment

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Applied Science
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Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, The Animal Body: Basic Form and Function, Animal Primary Tissues
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe epithelial tissues
Discuss the different types of connective tissues in animals
Describe three types of muscle tissues
Describe nervous tissue

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Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, The Animal Body: Basic Form and Function, Homeostasis
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Define homeostasis
Describe the factors affecting homeostasis
Discuss positive and negative feedback mechanisms used in homeostasis
Describe thermoregulation of endothermic and ectothermic animals

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, The Circulatory System, Mammalian Heart and Blood Vessels
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe the structure of the heart and explain how cardiac muscle is different from other muscles
Describe the cardiac cycle
Explain the structure of arteries, veins, and capillaries, and how blood flows through the body

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, The Circulatory System, Overview of the Circulatory System
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe an open and closed circulatory system
Describe interstitial fluid and hemolymph
Compare and contrast the organization and evolution of the vertebrate circulatory system

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018
OpenStax Biology 2e, Animal Structure and Function, The Endocrine System, Endocrine Glands
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By the end of this section, you will be able to do the following:

Describe the role of different glands in the endocrine system
Explain how the different glands work together to maintain homeostasis

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
09/21/2018