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Cover Art Basic engineering data collection and analysis by Stephen Vardeman; J. Marcus Jobe

 Publication Date: 2023

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
Step by step, students get real engineering data and scenario examples along with chapter-long case studies that illustrate concepts in realistic, thoroughly detailed situations.

Cover Art Decolonizing the engineering curriculum

 Publication Date: 2022

 CC BY-SA 4.0
 Reconciliation+design is a set of adaptable resources developed to enable Engineering faculty to include Indigenous reconciliation in engineering courses.

 Cover ArtIntroduction to engineering thermodynamics by Claire Yu Yan

 CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
 The book is most suitable for a one-term, introductory engineering thermodynamics course at the undergraduate level. It may also be   used for self-learning of fundamental concepts of classical thermodynamics

 

Cover Art Introduction to mechanical engineering design

 Publication Date: 2023

 CC BY-SA 4.0
 A collection of readings and exercises aligned with the course, ME 270, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design, at Iowa State University. This course provides an overview of mechanical engineering design with applications to thermal and mechanical systems, and an introduction to current design practices used in industry.

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Mechanical Design: Design of a Compressed Air Supply System for a Factory

This text has been written as part of a sequence of design courses in the Bachelor of Engineering at RMIT University. It combines theoretical approaches to aspects of stress analysis with practical application of this knowledge in a design project situation. This text supports a third-year course on mechanical design that is taught with the aim of giving practice in a design project situation, and to use knowledge gained from a wide range of other courses previously or concurrently studied. The work on the particular system that will be studied (a compressed air supply system for a factory) involves assessing demand patterns, determining required compressor delivery capacity and system storage capacity, assessing waste heat recovery potential, designing a pipe system, designing the air storage pressure vessel, and sizing over pressure and over temperature relief devices for the vessel. The text supports a teaching program of project-based learning centred on the design of a pressure vessel.

Cover image for Introduction to Climate Science Introduction to Climate Science

 Author: Andreas Schmittner

 Oregon State University (US)

This book describes how Earth's climate is changing, how it has been changing in the recent geological past and how it may change in the future. It covers the physical sciences that build the foundations of our current understanding of global climate change such as radiation, Earth's energy balance, the greenhouse effect and the carbon cycle. Both natural and human causes for climate change are discussed. Impacts of climate change on natural and human systems are summarized. Ethical and economical aspects of human-caused climate change and solutions are presented.
Data dashboard (through 7/31/23)

License:Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

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Cover image for Introduction to Environmental Sciences and Sustainability Introduction to Environmental Sciences and Sustainability  

 Author: Emily P. Harris

 License: Creative Commons Attribution

 Introduction to Environmental Sciences and Sustainability is a college-level Open Educational Resource (OER) that focuses on the most relevant environmental science issues and addresses ways to incorporate sustainable practices. This resource is targeted at environmental science students.

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Open Climate Resources for Teachers book cover Open Climate Resources for Teachers

 CC0 (Creative Commons Zero)   English (United Kingdom)

  Author(s): Ash Barber, Barbara Rainier, Dana Kuljanin, Garth Smith, Georgia Almond, Jing Shen, Kate Davis, Katya Henry, Kim   Hall, Megan Tulloch-Nasir, Richard White, Ruth Cameron, Sara Roberts, Tara Burton

Editor(s): Richard White, Sara Roberts

Subject(s): Climate change, Education, Teachers’ classroom resources and material

Publisher: Council of Australian University Librarians

Last updated: 04/04/2024

This guide was hacked together by several contributors over the course of Open Access Week 2022 in an exercise of collective librarianship to create a guide to resources on climate science and climate justice with a local focus.

Cover image for Plant Anatomy and Physiology Plant Anatomy and Physiology: Images and diagrams to explain concepts

 Images and diagrams to explain concepts

 Author:Sean Bellairs

License:Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike

Cover image for A Portable Introduction to Data Analysis A Portable Introduction to Data Analysis

 Author:Michael Bulmer

 Licence:Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

 This book has been written to provide a friendly introduction to data analysis and statistical modelling. It covers all the material in a standard introductory course at university, as well as more advanced topics such as multiple and logistic regression. It is also intended to be a useful guide for secondary teachers in science and mathematics, showing the role that experimental design and data analysis play in a range of scientific areas.

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Cover image for Deleting Dystopia: Re-Asserting Human Priorities in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism Deleting Dystopia: Re-Asserting Human Priorities in the Age of Surveillance   Capitalism

 Author:Richard A. Slaughter

 University of Southern Queensland

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Book Description:Deleting Dystopia confirms that the existential threats posed by the misuse of advanced digital technologies are real. But, in place of apathy and fatalism, Slaughter explores ways of understanding the threat, conceptualising solutions and identifying strategies that lead away from digital authoritarian futures towards those funded on humanly viable values and practices.

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Cover image for Digital Skills: Artificial Intelligence Digital Skills: Artificial Intelligence

 Author:Charles Sturt University Library

 License:Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

 This book includes modules that provide an introduction to various types of Artificial Intelligence (AI), using AI in your studies and the implications of AI for society.

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Cover image for Digital Skills: Assignment Essentials Digital Skills: Assignment Essentials

 Author:Charles Sturt University Library

 Licence:Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

 This book contains 4 modules to assist you to find and use information for your studies and assessments. Complete these modules to learn how to find information and media, understand copyright and licencing obligations, and for guidance on writing, citing and submitting assessment tasks.

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Cover image for Digital Skills: Content Creation Digital Skills: Content Creation

 Author:Charles Sturt University Library

 Licence:Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

 This book contains 3 modules designed to assist you to develop your own digital works. Complete these modules to learn how to make content equitable and accessible, choose appropriate software tools and manage your intellectual property.

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Cover image for Digital Skills: Professional Identity and Skills Digital Skills: Professional Identity and Skills

 Author:Charles Sturt University Library

 Licence:Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

 This book contains 2 modules focused on using digital tools to effectively communicate and collaborate at university and beyond. Complete these modules to learn about using communication and collaboration tools, digital citizenship and eprofessionalism.

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Cover image for Digital Skills: Security and Safety Digital Skills: Security and Safety

 Author:Charles Sturt University Library

 Licence:Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial

 This book contains 4 modules focused on online safety, privacy and security. Complete these modules to learn how to recognise and reduce online risks, and how to use social media effectively to enhance your university and professional life.

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How To Do Science book cover

 How To Do Science

 CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   37 H5P Activities    English (United Kingdom)

  Author(s): Louise Lexis, Brianna Julien

 Subject(s): Physiology, Science: general issues

Institution(s): University of Southern Queensland, La Trobe University

Publisher: University of Southern Queensland

Last updated: 10/01/2023

How To Do Science has been written for students of the life sciences who are actively engaged in the scientific process. This guide introduces you to what it means to be a scientist. You will learn about the scientific method and how to carry out many tasks of a scientist, including:• designing experiments to test a hypothesis• performing simple statistics• visualising data by creating graphs and tables• accessing scientific literature, and using referencing software• communicating findings from original investigations through research papers, posters and oral presentations• writing literature reviews and summaries• communicating science to the non-expert audience

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Cover image for Introduction to Climate Science Introduction to Climate Science

 Author: Andreas Schmittner

 Oregon State University (US)

This book describes how Earth's climate is changing, how it has been changing in the recent geological past and how it may change in the future. It covers the physical sciences that build the foundations of our current understanding of global climate change such as radiation, Earth's energy balance, the greenhouse effect and the carbon cycle. Both natural and human causes for climate change are discussed. Impacts of climate change on natural and human systems are summarized. Ethical and economical aspects of human-caused climate change and solutions are presented.
Data dashboard (through 7/31/23)

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Cover image for Ready for Uni: An RMIT Chemistry Bridging Course Ready for Uni: An RMIT Chemistry Bridging Course

 Authors:Durga Dharmadana; Jack Benci; Matthew Millis; Joshua Muir; and Jiawen Qu

 RMIT University

 Ready for Uni: An RMIT Chemistry Bridging Course is designed for RMIT students transitioning from high school science into undergraduate chemistry studies. The fundamental concepts covered throughout this book are considered to be essential knowledge for many chemistry-based subjects here at RMIT. To ensure that the content is digestible for all learning styles, we’ve included interactive quizzes, explanatory videos, real-world examples, practice questions (and more!) in each section for students to engage with as they please. So if you’re an RMIT student in need of a quick refresher, or perhaps you wish to dive a little bit deeper into the strange and wonderful world of chemistry, then this textbook is the perfect study companion for you!

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 Cover image for Science and Comics InitiativeScience and Comics Initiative

 University of Oregon Libraries (US)

 Founded by physics professor Tien-Tien Yu and comics and cartoon studies professor Kate Kelp-Stebbins, the University of   Oregon Science and Comics Initiative unites two growing areas at the University of Oregon: Comics & Cartoon Studies and   STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). The initiative brings together faculty, students, and researchers from numerous departments, programs, and campus facilities to produce scholarship that utilizes both humanistic and scientific research practices. Comics Studies students work with UO scientists to produce compelling and visually engaging comics based on the research of the scientists. This book is a collection of the finished comics created by an undergraduate, researcher pair.

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