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Transforming Matrix Algebra Education for the STEM Undergraduate
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1374750
<p>Many university STEM major programs have reduced the credit hours for a course in Matrix Algebra or have simply dropped the course from their curriculum. The content of Matrix Algebra in many cases is taught just in time where needed. This approach can leave a student with many conceptual holes in the required knowledge of matrix algebra. This course is designed so that a student gains an introductory knowledge of matrix algebra. The topics covered in the course include the following.</p>
<p>Chapter 1: Introduction</p>
<p>Chapter 2: Vectors</p>
<p>Chapter 3: Binary Matrix Operations</p>
<p>Chapter 4: Unary Matrix Operations</p>
<p>Chapter 5: System of Equations</p>
<p>Chapter 6: Gaussian Elimination Method</p>
<p>Chapter 7: LU Decomposition</p>
<p>Chapter 8: GaussSeidel Method</p>
<p>Chapter 9: Adequacy of Solutions</p>
<p>Chapter 10: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors</p>
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:50:32 GMT
Autar Kaw University of South Florida

Mapping Diagrams from A(lgebra) B(asics) to C(alculus) and D(ifferential) E(quation)s. A Reference and Resource Book on Function Visualizations Using Mapping Diagrams (In DevelopmentDraft Version )
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1374748
<p>This resource will provide you with examples, explanations, exercises and problems that will help students use the power of the mapping diagram along with the three other tools to understand functions.</p>
<p>The four ways that connect an understanding of functions are:</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Tables</strong> of data for "variable" quantities.</li>
<li><strong>Algebraic equations</strong> that determine a method for determining the value of (controlled or dependent) variable quantities uniquely from the value of other (controlling or independent) variable quantities.</li>
<li>The visualization of data for variable quantities using the <strong>Cartesian coordinate system.</strong></li>
<li>The visualization of data for variable quantities using <strong>mapping diagrams.</strong></li>
</ul>
<p>The more one studies mathematics, the more one encounters the concept of a function. </p>
<p>By talking about functions we come to understand how they encode information. To bring a deeper understanding to functions we give them visual expression. Seeing the information of a function presented in a variety of forms helps us recognize more concretely some of its fundamental features.<br /> <br /> These resource materials have been developed to help students understand functions more sensibly and deeply using four common ways to present the encoded information of a function. Students may have encountered some of these methods previously, but in this resource you will see how each of these methods give us different ways to view the same underlying relation.</p>
<p><strong>Other Names: </strong>Mapping diagrams are also described as <strong><em>function diagrams, dynagraphs, parallel coordinate graphs,</em> or<em> cographs.</em></strong></p>
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:46:35 GMT
Martin Flashman Department of Mathematics Humboldt State University

The Smoothest Ride
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1374705
<p>Entertaining and nontechnical introduction to intuition for Calculus concepts.</p>
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 03:08:21 GMT

Photomath  Camera calculator
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1372015
<p>This site contains links to Photomath app available both for iOS and Android. The app allows a smartphone (or other mobile device) user to point the device camera to a handwritten math problem and with a push of a button produce a detailed stepbystep solution. </p>
Tue, 06 Mar 2018 15:45:40 GMT
Photomath Team Photomath Inc.

Think Stats: Probability and Statistics for Programmers
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1370262
<p><em>Think Stats</em> is an introduction to Probability and Statistics for Python programmers.</p>
<ul>
<li><em>Think Stats </em>emphasizes simple techniques you can use to explore real data sets and answer interesting questions. The book presents a case study using data from the National Institutes of Health. Readers are encouraged to work on a project with real datasets.</li>
<li>If you have basic skills in Python, you can use them to learn concepts in probability and statistics. Think Stats is based on a Python library for probability distributions (PMFs and CDFs). Many of the exercises use short programs to run experiments and help readers develop understanding.</li>
</ul>
Tue, 27 Feb 2018 23:30:38 GMT
Allen B. Downey Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics Made Simple
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1370247
<p><em>Think Bayes</em> is an introduction to Bayesian statistics using computational methods.</p>
<p>The premise of this book, and the other books in the Think X series, is that if you know how to program, you can use that skill to learn other topics.</p>
<p>Most books on Bayesian statistics use mathematical notation and present ideas in terms of mathematical concepts like calculus. This book uses Python code instead of math, and discrete approximations instead of continuous mathematics. As a result, what would be an integral in a math book becomes a summation, and most operations on probability distributions are simple loops.</p>
<p>I think this presentation is easier to understand, at least for people with programming skills. It is also more general because when we make modeling decisions, we can choose the most appropriate model without worrying too much about whether the model lends itself to conventional analysis. Also, it provides a smooth development path from simple examples to realworld problems.</p>
Tue, 27 Feb 2018 23:03:11 GMT
Allen B. Downey Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Physical Modeling in MATLAB
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1370215
<p>Most books that use MATLAB are aimed at readers who know how to program. This book is for people who have never programmed before. As a result, the order of presentation is unusual. The book starts with scalar values and works up to vectors and matrices very gradually. This approach is good for beginning programmers, because it is hard to understand composite objects until you understand basic programming semantics. But there are problems:</p>
<ul>
<li>The MATLAB documentation is written in terms of matrices, and so are the error messages. To mitigate this problem, the book explains the necessary vocabulary early and deciphers some of the messages that beginners find confusing.</li>
<li>Many of the examples in the first half of the book are nonstandard MATLAB. I address this problem in the second half by translating the examples into a more idiomatic style.</li>
</ul>
<p>The book puts a lot of emphasis on functions, in part because they are an important tool for controlling program complexity, and also because they are useful for working with MATLAB tools like fzero and ode45. I assume that readers know calculus, differential equations, and physics, but not linear algebra. I explain the math as I go along, but the descriptions might not be enough for someone who hasn't seen the material before. There are small exercises within each chapter, and a few larger exercises at the end of some chapters.</p>
Tue, 27 Feb 2018 22:12:06 GMT
Allen Downey Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering

Fast Fourier Transforms
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1370163
<p>This book focuses on the discrete Fourier transform (DFT), discrete convolution, and, particularly, the fast algorithms to calculate them. These topics have been at the center of digital signal processing since its beginning, and new results in hardware, theory and applications continue to keep them important and exciting. This book uses an index map, a polynomial decomposition, an operator factorization, and a conversion to a filter to develop a very general and efficient description of fast algorithms to calculate the discrete Fourier transform (DFT). The work of Winograd is outlined, chapters by Selesnick, Pueschel, and Johnson are included, and computer programs are provided.</p>
Tue, 27 Feb 2018 20:59:16 GMT
C. Sidney Burrus Rice University

Fast Fourier Transforms
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1370161
<p>This book focuses on the discrete Fourier transform (DFT), discrete convolution, and, particularly, the fast algorithms to calculate them. These topics have been at the center of digital signal processing since its beginning, and new results in hardware, theory and applications continue to keep them important and exciting. This book uses an index map, a polynomial decomposition, an operator factorization, and a conversion to a filter to develop a very general and efficient description of fast algorithms to calculate the discrete Fourier transform (DFT). The work of Winograd is outlined, chapters by Selesnick, Pueschel, and Johnson are included, and computer programs are provided.</p>
Tue, 27 Feb 2018 20:59:16 GMT
C. Sidney Burrus Rice University

Combinatorics
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1370120
<p>Combinatorics is an upperlevel introductory course in enumeration, graph theory, and design theory.</p>
<h4 id="Tablecontents">Table of Contents: </h4>
<ul>
<li>Chapter 1. What is Combinatorics? </li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Part I. Enumeration</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Chapter 2. Basic Counting Techniques </li>
<li>Chapter 3. Permutations, Combinations, and the Binomial Theorem </li>
<li>Chapter 4. Bijections and Combinatorial Proofs</li>
<li>Chapter 5. Counting with Repetitions </li>
<li>Chapter 6. Induction and Recursion </li>
<li>Chapter 7. Generating Functions </li>
<li>Chapter 8. Generating Functions and Recursion</li>
<li>Chapter 9. Some Important RecursivelyDefined Sequences </li>
<li>Chapter 10. Other Basic Counting Techniques </li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Part II. Graph Theory</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Chapter 11. Basics of Graph Theory </li>
<li>Chapter 12. Moving through graphs </li>
<li>Chapter 13. Euler and Hamilton </li>
<li>Chapter 14. Graph Colouring </li>
<li>Chapter 15. Planar graphs </li>
</ul>
<p><strong>Part III. Design Theory</strong></p>
<ul>
<li>Chapter 16. Latin squares </li>
<li>Chapter 17. Designs </li>
<li>Chapter 18. More designs </li>
<li>Chapter 19. Designs and Codes</li>
</ul>
Tue, 27 Feb 2018 19:22:07 GMT
Joy Morris University of Lethbridge

Free Math
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1368803
<p>Free Math is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.</p>
<p>For Students, Free Math allows you to complete your math homework on your computer. The first problem has been created for you, use the box to write an equation. When you want to modify it to solve your math problem click the "next step" button to copy your expression or equation and edit it on the next line to show your work. This tool is designed to take care of some of the busywork of math, which makes it easier to record all of your thinking without a bunch of manual copying.</p>
<p>Teachers can select a file for download of assignments.</p>
<h4>Using Free Math with an LMS:</h4>
<p>LMS products come with features for collecting documents from students and managing them in bulk. These features are often used for grading files like papers or presentations. These types of files must be examined individually for grading. One great advantage of Free Math is that all documents are graded together, with optimized actions for grading similar work.</p>
<h4>FAQ:</h4>
<p><strong>Does Free Math solve math problems?</strong></p>
<p>No, Free Math allows students to record their work, but does not solve problems automatically.</p>
<p><strong>Where are the problems for Free Math?</strong></p>
<p>Free Math is designed to work with any existing excercises from a book, worksheet or digital problem bank. Students copy problems into Free Math just as they would with a paper notebook.</p>
<p><strong>Where is the answer key for grading?</strong></p>
<p>There is no need to provide Free Math with an answer key. The grading page finds similar student answers on each problem, you only need to grade each final answer once and confirm that work was provided by each student to justify reaching their answer.</p>
<p><strong>If students submit files for their assignments, how does the system prevent cheating?</strong></p>
<p>In addition to comparing individual answers, Free Math also compares students overall documents for similarity. If two or more documents share a lot of work they will be flagged for you to review side by side.</p>
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 19:42:46 GMT
Jason Altekruse FreeMathApp

B.C. Campus Open Education: Open Textbook SelfPublishing Guide
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1368281
<p>B.C. Campus Open Education: Open Textbook SelfPublishing Guide is a practical reference/development tool for individuals or groups wanting to write and publish an open textbook. This guide provides details on the preparation, planning, writing, and publication of an open textbook as well as the importance of editing and proofreading, Copyright, open copyright licenses, and the differences between citation and attribution are discussed. The SelfPublishing Guide by Lauri Aesoph is licenced under a CCBY 4.0 International Licence, except where otherwise noted.</p>
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:55:09 GMT
Lauri M. Aesoph B.C. Campus: Victoria, B.C.

INARxiv Papers: The Open Access Preprint Server of Indonesia
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1366149
<p>INARxiv Papers is a free, open access, countrylead preprint service and preprint repository for all academic and scientific papers/manuscripts in their native Indonesian language. INARxiv's goal is to increase international visibility of their locally produced research findings and to give the Indonesian community a voice in discussions where their future is being shaped. INARxiv ultilizes the open source, Open Science Framework (OSF) Preprint Server maintained by The Center for Open Science (COS).</p>
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:48:34 GMT
Dasapta Erwin Irawan; Sparisoma Viridi; Eueng Mulyana; Lusia Marliana Nurani INAXriv Papers: Indonesia; INAXriv Papers: Indonesia; INAXriv Papers: Indonesia; INAXriv Papers: Indonesia

Game Theory: An open access textbook with 165 solved exercises
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1366067
<p>After teaching game theory (at both the undergraduate and graduate level) at the University of California, Davis for 25 years, the author decided to organize all his teaching material in a textbook. There are many excellent textbooks in game theory and there is hardly any need for a new one. However, there are two distinguishing features of this textbook: (1) it is open access and thus free, and (2) it contains an unusually large number of exercises (a total of 165) with complete and detailed answers.</p>
<p>The author tried to write the book in such a way that it would be accessible to anybody with minimum knowledge of mathematics (highschool level algebra and some elementary notions of probability) and no prior knowledge of game theory. However, the book is intended to be rigorous and it includes several proofs. The author believes it is appropriate for an advanced undergraduate class in game theory and also for a firstyear graduatelevel class.</p>
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:32:22 GMT
Giacomo Bonanno UC Davis

CSRankings.org: Computer Science Rankings
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1365683
<p>CSRankings.org is designed to identify institutions and faculty actively engaged in research across a number of areas of computer science, based on the number of publications that have appeared at the most selective conferences in each area of computer science.</p>
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 17:10:40 GMT
Emery Berger (CoDirector of PLASMA Lab) College of Information & Computer Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst ( USA)

Virtual Reality And It's Potential For Europe
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1364475
<p>Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are technologies which have the potential to transform the way we work, communicate, and experience things from manufacturing, engineering, and architecture to education, healthcare, arts, entertainment and culture. This report maps the VR industry in Europe and analyses the dynamic VR and AR ecosystem.</p>
Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:53:13 GMT
Edita Bezegova; Martin Anna Ledgard; Roelof Jan Molemaker; Barbara Pia Oberc; Alexandros Vigkos ECORYS (BRUSSELS): Brussels, Belgium

Ilustrative Mathematics: Fully Developed Standardsbased OER C & I for Mathematics 68
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1363725
<p>Illustrative Mathematics (IM) in partnership with Open Up Resources have fullydeveloped an outstanding, free, highquality Mathematics OER corecurriculum for school districts. IM is completely OERbased, Common Core Standards aligned with current C & I scope and sequence requirements satisfied for teaching mathematics grades 68. IM is a problembased core mathematics curriculum grades 68 that develops student's mathematical skills through questioning, discussion, and realworld contexts and connections. Note: IM is currently developing OERbased curriculum for high school Algebra I, Geometry, and Alegebra II that will coincide with IM 68 program. Districts interested in using IM 68 can visit im.openupresources.org .</p>
Sun, 04 Feb 2018 23:14:21 GMT
William G. McCallum (Founder & CEO Ilustrative Mathematics) and Larry Singer (CEO Open Up Resources) Illustrative Mathematics/Open Up Resources: USA

Equivalent Fractions  Android Apps on Google Play
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1362778
<p>Create equivalent fractions by dividing and shading squares or circles, and match each fraction to its location on the number line. Check your work, and use the table feature to capture results and look for patterns. Got a particular value for which you’d like to make equivalent fractions? Use “Build Your Own” mode.</p>
<p>Originally something similar to this app was developed by Illuminations, a project of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and erased from the Google Play list some years ago. <br />It is not currently available as an online activity along with many other free math resources for teachers and students at http://illuminations.nctm.org<br /><br />This is a rebuilt version from scratch dedicated to the Math Forum staff all of whom have recently lost their jobs at NCTM.</p>
Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:28:04 GMT
Maurici Carbó; Maurici Carbó nummolt

MetricsToolkit.org  Helping you use metrics responsibly
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1362439
<p>The Metrics Toolkit provides evidencebased information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where you can find it and how each should (and should not) be applied. You'll also find examples of how to use metrics in grant applications, CVs, and promotion dossiers. The Metric Toolkit was developed thanks to the 2016 Force11 PitchIt! innovation grant, as well as support from Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU).</p>
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 21:02:08 GMT
Robin Chempieux; Heather Coates; Stacey Konkiel; Marten Eve; Karen Gutzman; Stephanie Haustein; Erin McKiernan; Iara Vidal MetricsToolkit/OHSU/FORCE11: USA

ReportServer  Download
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1362356
<p>A business Intelligence Suite that you can download with powerful reporting and analytics features</p>
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 18:03:53 GMT

The KNIME Booklet for SAS© Users  KNIME
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1362355
<p>The goal of this content is to present SAS users with the necessary knowledge to start analyzing, manipulating, and reporting complex data in KNIME.</p>
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:56:08 GMT

SmartPLS  PLS SEM Resources
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1362334
<p>you can find lots of resources on how to use first the Software Smart PLS and lots of documentation and literature on the topic of PLS and SEM</p>
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:38:17 GMT

Jaspersoft Community
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1362330
<p>JasperReports Server is a standalone and embeddable reporting server. It provides reporting and analytics that can be embedded into a web or mobile application </p>
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:30:10 GMT

Metacademy
https://www.merlot.org/merlot/viewMaterial.htm?id=1362329
<p>Metacademy is built around an interconnected web of concepts, each one annotated with a short description, a set of learning goals, a (very rough) time estimate, and pointers to learning resources. You can find links to many public course guides offered by leader institutions</p>
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:18:37 GMT