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Basic Hindi I
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Basic Hindi I is an online, interactive, and tech-enhanced textbook that promotes speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural skills. Each Chapter in this book has clear stated learning outcomes, a review of previous chapters, reading/listening sections, study abroad section, relevant grammatical items, and cultural notes. The pedagogical approach in the book is mixed and informed by the socio-cultural approaches and the generative approaches of the Second Language Acquisition theory. The mixed theoretical backgrounds match diverse learning and teaching philosophies and styles. Following the learning outcomes guided by American Council of Teaching Foreign Language (ACTFL), this textbook aims for the novice learners to attain intermediate low to mid-level proficiency level. The textbook incorporates pictures, audio-visual materials, and activities developed on the H5P platform to keep learners engaged.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Michigan State University
Author:
Rajiv Ranjan
Date Added:
11/01/2021
CLUE: Chemistry, Life, the Universe and Everything
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This text is intended to provide an in-depth introduction to the key ideas in chemistry. We have designed the book to show how these ideas are developed from simple to complex systems and how they relate to each other. We consider three ideas central to an understanding of chemistry: the structure of matter, the properties of matter, and the energy changes involved in the reorganization of matter; all are connected by the interactions or forces that cause matter to interact. We aim to provide compelling reasons why you will find yourself wanting to learn chemistry and to illustrate what you will be able to do with this knowledge once you have learned it.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Michigan State University
Author:
Melanie M. Cooper
Michael W. Klymkowsky
Date Added:
11/05/2021
Financial Management for Small Businesses: Financial Statements & Present Value Models
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This book is for those whose financial management focus is on small businesses. For you, we adapt the traditional financial management themes emphasized in corporate financial management courses to meet the needs of small businesses.

Many financial managers of small businesses come from farms or agribusinesses. Others are interested in working for or starting businesses in the food or retail sectors. In most cases, these businesses aren’t organized as C-corporations impacting things like taxes, depreciation, and legal requirements around compiling and reporting financial data. They are rarely publicly traded which creates unique constraints to raising debt and equity capital and calculating required risk-adjusted returns.

Subject:
Finance
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Michigan State University
Author:
J. Roy Black
Lindon J. Robinson
Steven Hanson
Date Added:
11/03/2021
Foundations of Neuroscience
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Foundations of Neuroscience is aimed at undergraduate students new to the field of neuroscience. The first edition specifically targets students enrolled in Neurobiology at Michigan State University and primarily contains topics covered in that course.

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Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Michigan State University
Author:
Casey Henley
Date Added:
11/01/2021
An Interactive Introduction to Organismal and Molecular Biology
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This "textbook" is interactive, meaning that although each chapter has text, they also have interactive HTML5 content, such as quizzes, simulations, interactive videos, and images with clickable hotspots. Students receive instant feedback when they complete the interactive content, and therefore, can learn and check their understanding all in one place. The first unit introduces students to the nature of science, including scientific controversies, and information literacy, including how to analyze literature and identify stakeholders. Unit 2 is organismal biology, including carbon cycling and population growth, and unit 3 is molecular biology with a focus on gene expression.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Michigan State University
Author:
Andrea Bierema
Date Added:
11/01/2021