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4434Dimensions (geometry)
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=350912
This is a free, online textbook that provides information on dimensions, from longtitude and latitude to the proof of a theorem of geometry. There are 9 chapters, each 13 minutes long. The book contains a total of 117 minutes of video, but can also be read as an ordinary textbook.The film can be enjoyed by anyone, provided the chapters are well-chosen. There are 9 chapters, each 13 minutes long. Chapters 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8 are double chapters, but apart from that, they are more or less independent of each other.Mon, 17 Nov 2008 11:53:36 -0800Teaching OER Mathematics
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=628876
The focus of this website is to help in the transition from a paper oriented environment to one using OER materials with an emphasis in elementary and secondary school mathematics. The website's material is divided into five major topics: 1. Why OER materials? 2. The learner's environment - a world in change. 3. Mathematics past and present. 4. Exploring OER materials and 5. International mathematics education developments. An emphasis has been placed on linking to other OER materials to cover and expand on each topic.Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:01:28 -0800Applied Finite Mathematics Textbook
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Applied Finite Mathematics Textbook onlineMon, 17 Nov 2008 13:09:22 -0800How to Think Like a Computer Scientist - Learning with Python
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=356429
'When I teach computer science courses, I want to cover important concepts in addition to making the material interesting and engaging to students. Unfortunately, there is a tendency for introductory programming courses to focus far too much attention on mathematical abstraction and for students to become frustrated with annoying problems related to low-level details of syntax, compilation, and the enforcement of seemingly arcane rules. Although such abstraction and formalism is important to professional software engineers and students who plan to continue their study of computer science, taking such an approach in an introductory course mostly succeeds in making computer science boring. When I teach a course, I don’t want to have a room of uninspired students. I would much rather see them trying to solve interesting problems by exploring different ideas, taking unconventional approaches, breaking the rules, and learning from their mistakes. In doing so, I don’t want to waste half of the semester trying to sort out obscure syntax problems, unintelligible compiler error messages, or the several hundred ways that a program might generate a general protection fault.One of the reasons why I like Python is that it provides a really nice balance between the practical and the conceptual. Since Python is interpreted, beginners can pick up the language and start doing neat things almost immediately without getting lost in the problems of compilation and linking. Furthermore, Python comes with a large library of modules that can be used to do all sorts of tasks ranging from web-programming to graphics. Having such a practical focus is a great way to engage students and it allows them to complete significant projects. However, Python can also serve as an excellent foundation for introducing important computer science concepts. Since Python fully supports procedures and classes, students can be gradually introduced to topics such as procedural abstraction, data structures, and object-oriented programming — all of which are applicable to later courses on Java or C++. Python even borrows a number of features from functional programming languages and can be used to introduce concepts that would be covered in more detail in courses on Scheme and Lisp.'Fri, 19 Dec 2008 11:39:12 -0800Introduction to Economic Analysis
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=297997
This textbook presents introductory economics (״principles״) material using standard mathematical tools, including calculus. It is designed for a relatively sophisticated undergraduate who has not taken a basic university course in economics. It also contains the standard intermediate microeconomics material and some material that ought to be standard but is not. The book can easily serve as an intermediate microeconomics text.The focus of this book is on the conceptual tools and not on fluff. Most microeconomics texts are mostly fluff and the fluff market is exceedingly over-served by $100+ texts. In contrast, this book reflects the approach actually adopted by the majority of economists for understanding economic activity. There are lots of models and equations and no pictures of economists.״The Open Source Introduction to Microeconomics״Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike LicenseSat, 15 Mar 2008 22:31:16 -0700Introduction to Probability
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=302288
This introductory probability book, published by the American Mathematical Society, is available from AMS bookshop. We are pleased to announce that our book has now been made freely redistributable under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL), as published by the Free Software Foundation. Briefly stated, the FDL permits you to do whatever you like with a work, as long as you don't prevent anyone else from doing what they like with it.The book emphasizes the use of computing to simulate experiments and make computations. We have prepared a set of programs to go with the book. We have Mathematica, Maple, and TrueBASIC versions of these programs.Sat, 12 Apr 2008 23:22:26 -0700Statistics, Probability, and Data Collection Wikibook
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=335373
Area of applied mathematics concerned with the data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation.Sat, 30 Aug 2008 23:03:14 -0700Understanding Algebra
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=350844
The complete contents of this algebra textbook are available here online. This text is suitable for high-school Algebra I, preparing for the GED, a refresher for college students who need help preparing for college-level mathematics, or for anyone who wants to learn introductory algebra. I am especially pleased to help homeschoolers.Mon, 17 Nov 2008 09:59:41 -0800Elementary Algebra
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=356145
Elementary Algebra is a textbook that covers the traditional topics studied in a modern elementary algebra course. It is intended for students who (1) have no exposure to elementary algebra, (2) have previously had an unpleasant experience with elementary algebra, or (3) need to review algebraic concepts and techniques.Tue, 16 Dec 2008 21:58:54 -0800forall X: An Introduction to Formal Logic
http://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=302325
'forall x is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with identity, logical systems that significantly influenced twentieth-century analytic philosophy. After working through the material in this book, a student should be able to understand most quantified expressions that arise in their philosophical reading. This books treats symbolization, formal semantics, and proof theory for each language. The discussion of formal semantics is more direct than in many introductory texts. Although forall x does not contain proofs of soundness and completeness, it lays the groundwork for understanding why these are things that need to be proven.In formal logic, sentences and arguments are translated into mathematical languages with well-defined properties. If all goes well, properties of the argument that were hard to discern become clearer. This text describes two formal languages which have been of special importance to philosophers: truth-functional sentential logic and quantified predicate logic. The book covers translation, formal semantics, and proof theory for both languages. This can be used as the textbook for a semester long course in logic, for a unit on logic, or for self-directed study. Each chapter contains practice exercises; solutions to selected exercises appear in an appendix.'Sun, 13 Apr 2008 00:44:52 -0700