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“College Biology” Volume 2 of 3

Chapters 18  –  32  “Evolution and the Origin of Species” through “Asexual Reproduction ” 

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Chapter 18: Evolution and the Origin of Species
Chapter 19: The Evolution of Populations
Chapter 20: Phylogenies and the History of Life
Chapter 21: Viruses
Chapter 22: Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea
Chapter 23: Protists
Chapter 24: Fungi
Chapter 25: Seedless Plants
Chapter 26: Seed Plants
Chapter 27: Introduction to Animal Diversity
Chapter 28: Invertebrates
Chapter 29: Vertebrates
Chapter 30: Plant Form and Physiology
Chapter 31: Soil and Plant Nutrition
Chapter 32: Plant Reproduction
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►Kuttler, "Linear Algebra, Theory And Applications" (2012)

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This is a book on linear algebra and matrix theory. While it is self contained, it will work best for those who have already had some exposure to linear algebra. It is also assumed that the reader has had calculus. Some optional topics require more analysis than this, however. I think that the subject of linear algebra is likely the most significant topic discussed in undergraduate mathematics courses. Part of the reason for this is its usefulness in unifying so many different topics. Linear algebra is essential in analysis, applied math, and even in theoretical mathematics. This is the point of view of this book, more than a presentation of linear algebra for its own sake. This is why there are numerous applications, some fairly unusual.

 

►TBQ Editors, "Introductory Statistics" Volume 1 & 2 (2013)

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• Examples are placed strategically throughout the text to show students the step-by-step process of interpreting and solving statistical problems. To keep the text relevant for students, the examples are drawn from a broad spectrum of practical topics; these include examples about college life and learning, health and medicine, retail and business, and sports and entertainment.
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Chapter 1: Sampling and Data

Definitions of Statistics, Probability, and Key Terms
1.2   Data, Sampling, and Variation in Data and Sampling
1.3   Frequency, Frequency Tables, and Levels of Measurement
1.4   Experimental Design and Ethics

Chapter 2: Descriptive Statistics

2.1   Stem-and-Leaf Graphs (Stemplots), Line Graphs, and Bar Graphs
2.2   Histograms, Frequency Polygons, and Time Series Graphs
2.3   Measures of the Location of the Data
2.4   Box Plots
2.5   Measures of the Center of the Data
2.6   Skewness and the Mean, Median, and Mode
2.7   Measures of the Spread of the Data

Chapter 3: Probability Topics

3.1   Terminology 164
3.2   Independent and Mutually Exclusive Events
3.3   Two Basic Rules of Probability
3.4   Contingency Tables
3.5   Tree and Venn Diagrams

Chapter 4: Discrete Random Variables

4.1   Probability Distribution Function (PDF) for a Discrete Random Variable
4.2   Mean or Expected Value and Standard Deviation
4.3   Binomial Distribution
4.4   Geometric Distribution
4.5   Hypergeometric Distribution
4.6   Poisson Distribution

Chapter 5: Continuous Random Variables

5.1   Continuous Probability Functions
5.2   The Uniform Distribution
5.3   The Exponential Distribution

Chapter 6: The Normal Distribution

6.1   The Standard Normal Distribution
6.2   Using the Normal Distribution

Chapter 7: The Central Limit Theorem

7.1   The Central Limit Theorem for Sample Means (Averages)
7.2   The Central Limit Theorem for Sums
7.3   Using the Central Limit Theorem

Chapter 8: Confidence Intervals

8.1   A Single Population Mean using the Normal Distribution
8.2   A Single Population Mean using the Student t Distribution
8.3   A Population Proportion 427

Chapter 9: Hypothesis Testing with One Sample

9.1   Null and Alternative Hypotheses
9.2   Outcomes and the Type I and Type II Errors
9.3   Distribution Needed for Hypothesis Testing
9.4   Rare Events, the Sample, Decision and Conclusion
9.5   Additional Information and Full Hypothesis Test Examples

Chapter 10: Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples

10.1   Two Population Means with Unknown Standard Deviations
10.2   Two Population Means with Known Standard Deviations
10.3   Comparing Two Independent Population Proportions
10.4   Matched or Paired Samples

Chapter 11: The Chi-Square Distribution

11.1   Facts About the Chi-Square Distribution
11.2   Goodness-of-Fit Test
11.3   Test of Independence
11.4   Test for Homogeneity
11.5   Comparison of the Chi-Square Tests
11.6   Test of a Single Variance

Chapter 12: Linear Regression and Correlation

12.1 Linear Equations
12.2 Scatter Plots
12.3 The Regression Equation
12.4 Testing the Significance of the Correlation Coefficient
12.5 Prediction
12.6 Outliers

Chapter 13: F Distribution and One-Way ANOVA

13.1 One-Way ANOVA
13.2 The F Distribution and the F-Ratio
13.3 Facts About the F Distribution
13.4 Test of Two Variances

Table of Contents Volume 2

Appendix A: Review Exercises (Ch 3-13)
Appendix B: Practice Tests (1-4) and Final Exams
Appendix C: Data Sets
Appendix D: Group and Partner Projects
Appendix E: Solution Sheets
Appendix F: Mathematical Phrases, Symbols, and Formulas
Appendix G: Notes for the TI-83, 83+, 84, 84+ Calculators
Appendix H: Tables
Index
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►TBQ Editors, "Anatomy and Physiology" Volume 1 of 3 (2015)

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Table of Contents

Volume 1 (Units 1 & 2)

Unit 1: Levels of Organization
An Introduction to the Human Body
Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
Structural Organization of the Human Body
Functions of Human Life
Requirements for Human Life
Homeostasis
Anatomical Terminology
Medical Imaging
The Chemical Level of Organization
Elements and Atoms: The Building Blocks of Matter
Chemical Bonds
Chemical Reactions
Inorganic Compounds Essential to Human Functioning
Organic Compounds Essential to Human Functioning
The Cellular Level of Organization
. The Cell Membrane
. The Cytoplasm and Cellular Organelles
. The Nucleus and DNA Replication
. Protein Synthesis
. Cell Growth and Division
. Cellular Differentiation
The Tissue Level of Organization
. Types of Tissues
. Epithelial Tissue
. Connective Tissue Supports and Protects
. Muscle Tissue and Motion
. Nervous Tissue Mediates Perception and Response
. Tissue Injury and Aging

Unit 2: Support and Movement
The Integumentary System
. Layers of the Skin
. Accessory Structures of the Skin
. Functions of the Integumentary System
. Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries of the Integumentary System
Bone Tissue and the Skeletal System
. The Functions of the Skeletal System
. Bone Classification
. Bone Structure
. Bone Formation and Development
. Fractures: Bone Repair
. Exercise, Nutrition, Hormones, and Bone Tissue
. Calcium Homeostasis: Interactions of the Skeletal System and Other Organ Systems .
Axial Skeleton
. Divisions of the Skeletal System
. The Skull
. The Vertebral Column
. The Thoracic Cage
. Embryonic Development of the Axial Skeleton
The Appendicular Skeleton
. The Pectoral Girdle
. Bones of the Upper Limb
. The Pelvic Girdle and Pelvis
. Bones of the Lower Limb
. Development of the Appendicular Skeleton
Joints
. Classification of Joints
. Fibrous Joints
. Cartilaginous Joints
. Synovial Joints
. Types of Body Movements
. Anatomy of Selected Synovial Joints
. Development of Joints
Muscle Tissue
. Overview of Muscle Tissues
. Skeletal Muscle
. Muscle Fiber Contraction and Relaxation
. Nervous System Control of Muscle Tension
. Types of Muscle Fibers
. Exercise and Muscle Performance
. Cardiac Muscle Tissue
. Smooth Muscle
. Development and Regeneration of Muscle Tissue
The Muscular System
Interactions of Skeletal Muscles, Their Fascicle Arrangement, and Their Lever Systems
Naming Skeletal Muscles
Axial Muscles of the Head, Neck, and Back
Axial Muscles of the Abdominal Wall and Thorax
Muscles of the Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limbs
Appendicular Muscles of the Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limbs

Volume 2 (Units 3 & 4)

Unit 3 : Regulation, Integration, and Control
The Nervous System and Nervous Tissue
Basic Structure and Function of the Nervous System
Nervous Tissue
The Function of Nervous Tissue
The Action Potential
Communication Between Neurons
Anatomy of the Nervous System
. The Embryologic Perspective
. The Central Nervous System
. Circulation and the Central Nervous System
. The Peripheral Nervous System
The Brain and Cranial Nerves
. Sensory Perception
. Central Processing
. Motor Responses
The Autonomic Nervous System
. Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System
. Autonomic Reflexes and Homeostasis
. Central Control
. Drugs that Affect the Autonomic System
The Neurological Exam
. Overview of the Neurological Exam
. The Mental Status Exam
. The Cranial Nerve Exam
. The Sensory and Motor Exams
. The Coordination and Gait Exams
The Endocrine System
. An Overview of the Endocrine System
. Hormones
. The Pituitary Gland and Hypothalamus
. The Thyroid Gland
. The Parathyroid Glands
. The Adrenal Glands
. The Pineal Gland
. Gonadal and Placental Hormones
. The Endocrine Pancreas
. Organs with Secondary Endocrine Functions
. Development and Aging of the Endocrine System

Unit 4 : Fluids and Transport
The Cardiovascular System: Blood
. An Overview of Blood
. Production of the Formed Elements
. Erythrocytes
. Leukocytes and Platelets
. Hemostasis
. Blood Typing
The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
. Heart Anatomy
. Cardiac Muscle and Electrical Activity
. Cardiac Cycle
. Cardiac Physiology
. Development of the Heart
The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation
. Structure and Function of Blood Vessels
. Blood Flow, Blood Pressure, and Resistance
. Capillary Exchange
. Homeostatic Regulation of the Vascular System
. Circulatory Pathways
. Development of Blood Vessels and Fetal Circulation
The Lymphatic and Immune System
Anatomy of the Lymphatic and Immune Systems
Barrier Defenses and the Innate Immune Response
The Adaptive Immune Response: T lymphocytes and Their Functional Types
The Adaptive Immune Response: B-lymphocytes and Antibodies
The Immune Response against Pathogens
Diseases Associated with Depressed or Overactive Immune Responses
Transplantation and Cancer Immunology

Volume 3 (Units 5 & 6)

Unit 5: Energy, Maintenance, and Environmental Exchange
The Respiratory System
Organs and Structures of the Respiratory System
The Lungs
The Process of Breathing
Gas Exchange
Transport of Gases
Modifications in Respiratory Functions
Embryonic Development of the Respiratory System
The Digestive System
. Overview of the Digestive System
. Digestive System Processes and Regulation
. The Mouth, Pharynx, and Esophagus
. The Stomach
. The Small and Large Intestines
. Accessory Organs in Digestion: The Liver, Pancreas, and Gallbladder
. Chemical Digestion and Absorption: A Closer Look
Metabolism and Nutrition
. Overview of Metabolic Reactions
. Carbohydrate Metabolism
. Lipid Metabolism
. Protein Metabolism
. Metabolic States of the Body
. Energy and Heat Balance
. Nutrition and Diet
The Urinary System
. Physical Characteristics of Urine
. Gross Anatomy of Urine Transport
. Gross Anatomy of the Kidney
. Microscopic Anatomy of the Kidney
. Physiology of Urine Formation
. Tubular Reabsorption
. Regulation of Renal Blood Flow
. Endocrine Regulation of Kidney Function
. Regulation of Fluid Volume and Composition
. The Urinary System and Homeostasis
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
. Body Fluids and Fluid Compartments
. Water Balance
. Electrolyte Balance
. Acid-Base Balance
. Disorders of Acid-Base Balance

Unit 6: Human Development and the Continuity of Life
The Reproductive System
. Anatomy and Physiology of the Male Reproductive System
. Anatomy and Physiology of the Female Reproductive System
. Development of the Male and Female Reproductive Systems
Development and Inheritance
. Fertilization
. Embryonic Development
. Fetal Development
. Maternal Changes During Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth
. Adjustments of the Infant at Birth and Postnatal Stages
. Lactation
. Patterns of Inheritance
Index

 

►TBQ Editors, "Anatomy and Physiology" Volume 2 of 3 (2015)

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Table of Contents

Volume 1 (Units 1 & 2)

Unit 1: Levels of Organization
An Introduction to the Human Body
Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
Structural Organization of the Human Body
Functions of Human Life
Requirements for Human Life
Homeostasis
Anatomical Terminology
Medical Imaging
The Chemical Level of Organization
Elements and Atoms: The Building Blocks of Matter
Chemical Bonds
Chemical Reactions
Inorganic Compounds Essential to Human Functioning
Organic Compounds Essential to Human Functioning
The Cellular Level of Organization
. The Cell Membrane
. The Cytoplasm and Cellular Organelles
. The Nucleus and DNA Replication
. Protein Synthesis
. Cell Growth and Division
. Cellular Differentiation
The Tissue Level of Organization
. Types of Tissues
. Epithelial Tissue
. Connective Tissue Supports and Protects
. Muscle Tissue and Motion
. Nervous Tissue Mediates Perception and Response
. Tissue Injury and Aging

Unit 2: Support and Movement
The Integumentary System
. Layers of the Skin
. Accessory Structures of the Skin
. Functions of the Integumentary System
. Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries of the Integumentary System
Bone Tissue and the Skeletal System
. The Functions of the Skeletal System
. Bone Classification
. Bone Structure
. Bone Formation and Development
. Fractures: Bone Repair
. Exercise, Nutrition, Hormones, and Bone Tissue
. Calcium Homeostasis: Interactions of the Skeletal System and Other Organ Systems .
Axial Skeleton
. Divisions of the Skeletal System
. The Skull
. The Vertebral Column
. The Thoracic Cage
. Embryonic Development of the Axial Skeleton
The Appendicular Skeleton
. The Pectoral Girdle
. Bones of the Upper Limb
. The Pelvic Girdle and Pelvis
. Bones of the Lower Limb
. Development of the Appendicular Skeleton
Joints
. Classification of Joints
. Fibrous Joints
. Cartilaginous Joints
. Synovial Joints
. Types of Body Movements
. Anatomy of Selected Synovial Joints
. Development of Joints
Muscle Tissue
. Overview of Muscle Tissues
. Skeletal Muscle
. Muscle Fiber Contraction and Relaxation
. Nervous System Control of Muscle Tension
. Types of Muscle Fibers
. Exercise and Muscle Performance
. Cardiac Muscle Tissue
. Smooth Muscle
. Development and Regeneration of Muscle Tissue
The Muscular System
Interactions of Skeletal Muscles, Their Fascicle Arrangement, and Their Lever Systems
Naming Skeletal Muscles
Axial Muscles of the Head, Neck, and Back
Axial Muscles of the Abdominal Wall and Thorax
Muscles of the Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limbs
Appendicular Muscles of the Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limbs

Volume 2 (Units 3 & 4)

Unit 3 : Regulation, Integration, and Control
The Nervous System and Nervous Tissue
Basic Structure and Function of the Nervous System
Nervous Tissue
The Function of Nervous Tissue
The Action Potential
Communication Between Neurons
Anatomy of the Nervous System
. The Embryologic Perspective
. The Central Nervous System
. Circulation and the Central Nervous System
. The Peripheral Nervous System
The Brain and Cranial Nerves
. Sensory Perception
. Central Processing
. Motor Responses
The Autonomic Nervous System
. Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System
. Autonomic Reflexes and Homeostasis
. Central Control
. Drugs that Affect the Autonomic System
The Neurological Exam
. Overview of the Neurological Exam
. The Mental Status Exam
. The Cranial Nerve Exam
. The Sensory and Motor Exams
. The Coordination and Gait Exams
The Endocrine System
. An Overview of the Endocrine System
. Hormones
. The Pituitary Gland and Hypothalamus
. The Thyroid Gland
. The Parathyroid Glands
. The Adrenal Glands
. The Pineal Gland
. Gonadal and Placental Hormones
. The Endocrine Pancreas
. Organs with Secondary Endocrine Functions
. Development and Aging of the Endocrine System

Unit 4 : Fluids and Transport
The Cardiovascular System: Blood
. An Overview of Blood
. Production of the Formed Elements
. Erythrocytes
. Leukocytes and Platelets
. Hemostasis
. Blood Typing
The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
. Heart Anatomy
. Cardiac Muscle and Electrical Activity
. Cardiac Cycle
. Cardiac Physiology
. Development of the Heart
The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation
. Structure and Function of Blood Vessels
. Blood Flow, Blood Pressure, and Resistance
. Capillary Exchange
. Homeostatic Regulation of the Vascular System
. Circulatory Pathways
. Development of Blood Vessels and Fetal Circulation
The Lymphatic and Immune System
Anatomy of the Lymphatic and Immune Systems
Barrier Defenses and the Innate Immune Response
The Adaptive Immune Response: T lymphocytes and Their Functional Types
The Adaptive Immune Response: B-lymphocytes and Antibodies
The Immune Response against Pathogens
Diseases Associated with Depressed or Overactive Immune Responses
Transplantation and Cancer Immunology

Volume 3 (Units 5 & 6)

Unit 5: Energy, Maintenance, and Environmental Exchange
The Respiratory System
Organs and Structures of the Respiratory System
The Lungs
The Process of Breathing
Gas Exchange
Transport of Gases
Modifications in Respiratory Functions
Embryonic Development of the Respiratory System
The Digestive System
. Overview of the Digestive System
. Digestive System Processes and Regulation
. The Mouth, Pharynx, and Esophagus
. The Stomach
. The Small and Large Intestines
. Accessory Organs in Digestion: The Liver, Pancreas, and Gallbladder
. Chemical Digestion and Absorption: A Closer Look
Metabolism and Nutrition
. Overview of Metabolic Reactions
. Carbohydrate Metabolism
. Lipid Metabolism
. Protein Metabolism
. Metabolic States of the Body
. Energy and Heat Balance
. Nutrition and Diet
The Urinary System
. Physical Characteristics of Urine
. Gross Anatomy of Urine Transport
. Gross Anatomy of the Kidney
. Microscopic Anatomy of the Kidney
. Physiology of Urine Formation
. Tubular Reabsorption
. Regulation of Renal Blood Flow
. Endocrine Regulation of Kidney Function
. Regulation of Fluid Volume and Composition
. The Urinary System and Homeostasis
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
. Body Fluids and Fluid Compartments
. Water Balance
. Electrolyte Balance
. Acid-Base Balance
. Disorders of Acid-Base Balance

Unit 6: Human Development and the Continuity of Life
The Reproductive System
. Anatomy and Physiology of the Male Reproductive System
. Anatomy and Physiology of the Female Reproductive System
. Development of the Male and Female Reproductive Systems
Development and Inheritance
. Fertilization
. Embryonic Development
. Fetal Development
. Maternal Changes During Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth
. Adjustments of the Infant at Birth and Postnatal Stages
. Lactation
. Patterns of Inheritance
Index

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Volume 3, Units 5 & 6, Chapters 22 – 28, pages 972 – 1270, plus complete table of contents and index

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Other Volumes
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Textbook Provenance: Originally published by OpenStax College (Rice University) See the frontmatter of any volume for complete provenance.

 

Table of Contents

Volume 1 (Units 1 & 2)

Unit 1: Levels of Organization
An Introduction to the Human Body
Overview of Anatomy and Physiology
Structural Organization of the Human Body
Functions of Human Life
Requirements for Human Life
Homeostasis
Anatomical Terminology
Medical Imaging
The Chemical Level of Organization
Elements and Atoms: The Building Blocks of Matter
Chemical Bonds
Chemical Reactions
Inorganic Compounds Essential to Human Functioning
Organic Compounds Essential to Human Functioning
The Cellular Level of Organization
. The Cell Membrane
. The Cytoplasm and Cellular Organelles
. The Nucleus and DNA Replication
. Protein Synthesis
. Cell Growth and Division
. Cellular Differentiation
The Tissue Level of Organization
. Types of Tissues
. Epithelial Tissue
. Connective Tissue Supports and Protects
. Muscle Tissue and Motion
. Nervous Tissue Mediates Perception and Response
. Tissue Injury and Aging

Unit 2: Support and Movement
The Integumentary System
. Layers of the Skin
. Accessory Structures of the Skin
. Functions of the Integumentary System
. Diseases, Disorders, and Injuries of the Integumentary System
Bone Tissue and the Skeletal System
. The Functions of the Skeletal System
. Bone Classification
. Bone Structure
. Bone Formation and Development
. Fractures: Bone Repair
. Exercise, Nutrition, Hormones, and Bone Tissue
. Calcium Homeostasis: Interactions of the Skeletal System and Other Organ Systems .
Axial Skeleton
. Divisions of the Skeletal System
. The Skull
. The Vertebral Column
. The Thoracic Cage
. Embryonic Development of the Axial Skeleton
The Appendicular Skeleton
. The Pectoral Girdle
. Bones of the Upper Limb
. The Pelvic Girdle and Pelvis
. Bones of the Lower Limb
. Development of the Appendicular Skeleton
Joints
. Classification of Joints
. Fibrous Joints
. Cartilaginous Joints
. Synovial Joints
. Types of Body Movements
. Anatomy of Selected Synovial Joints
. Development of Joints
Muscle Tissue
. Overview of Muscle Tissues
. Skeletal Muscle
. Muscle Fiber Contraction and Relaxation
. Nervous System Control of Muscle Tension
. Types of Muscle Fibers
. Exercise and Muscle Performance
. Cardiac Muscle Tissue
. Smooth Muscle
. Development and Regeneration of Muscle Tissue
The Muscular System
Interactions of Skeletal Muscles, Their Fascicle Arrangement, and Their Lever Systems
Naming Skeletal Muscles
Axial Muscles of the Head, Neck, and Back
Axial Muscles of the Abdominal Wall and Thorax
Muscles of the Pectoral Girdle and Upper Limbs
Appendicular Muscles of the Pelvic Girdle and Lower Limbs

Volume 2 (Units 3 & 4)

Unit 3 : Regulation, Integration, and Control
The Nervous System and Nervous Tissue
Basic Structure and Function of the Nervous System
Nervous Tissue
The Function of Nervous Tissue
The Action Potential
Communication Between Neurons
Anatomy of the Nervous System
. The Embryologic Perspective
. The Central Nervous System
. Circulation and the Central Nervous System
. The Peripheral Nervous System
The Brain and Cranial Nerves
. Sensory Perception
. Central Processing
. Motor Responses
The Autonomic Nervous System
. Divisions of the Autonomic Nervous System
. Autonomic Reflexes and Homeostasis
. Central Control
. Drugs that Affect the Autonomic System
The Neurological Exam
. Overview of the Neurological Exam
. The Mental Status Exam
. The Cranial Nerve Exam
. The Sensory and Motor Exams
. The Coordination and Gait Exams
The Endocrine System
. An Overview of the Endocrine System
. Hormones
. The Pituitary Gland and Hypothalamus
. The Thyroid Gland
. The Parathyroid Glands
. The Adrenal Glands
. The Pineal Gland
. Gonadal and Placental Hormones
. The Endocrine Pancreas
. Organs with Secondary Endocrine Functions
. Development and Aging of the Endocrine System

Unit 4 : Fluids and Transport
The Cardiovascular System: Blood
. An Overview of Blood
. Production of the Formed Elements
. Erythrocytes
. Leukocytes and Platelets
. Hemostasis
. Blood Typing
The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
. Heart Anatomy
. Cardiac Muscle and Electrical Activity
. Cardiac Cycle
. Cardiac Physiology
. Development of the Heart
The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation
. Structure and Function of Blood Vessels
. Blood Flow, Blood Pressure, and Resistance
. Capillary Exchange
. Homeostatic Regulation of the Vascular System
. Circulatory Pathways
. Development of Blood Vessels and Fetal Circulation
The Lymphatic and Immune System
Anatomy of the Lymphatic and Immune Systems
Barrier Defenses and the Innate Immune Response
The Adaptive Immune Response: T lymphocytes and Their Functional Types
The Adaptive Immune Response: B-lymphocytes and Antibodies
The Immune Response against Pathogens
Diseases Associated with Depressed or Overactive Immune Responses
Transplantation and Cancer Immunology

Volume 3 (Units 5 & 6)

Unit 5: Energy, Maintenance, and Environmental Exchange
The Respiratory System
Organs and Structures of the Respiratory System
The Lungs
The Process of Breathing
Gas Exchange
Transport of Gases
Modifications in Respiratory Functions
Embryonic Development of the Respiratory System
The Digestive System
. Overview of the Digestive System
. Digestive System Processes and Regulation
. The Mouth, Pharynx, and Esophagus
. The Stomach
. The Small and Large Intestines
. Accessory Organs in Digestion: The Liver, Pancreas, and Gallbladder
. Chemical Digestion and Absorption: A Closer Look
Metabolism and Nutrition
. Overview of Metabolic Reactions
. Carbohydrate Metabolism
. Lipid Metabolism
. Protein Metabolism
. Metabolic States of the Body
. Energy and Heat Balance
. Nutrition and Diet
The Urinary System
. Physical Characteristics of Urine
. Gross Anatomy of Urine Transport
. Gross Anatomy of the Kidney
. Microscopic Anatomy of the Kidney
. Physiology of Urine Formation
. Tubular Reabsorption
. Regulation of Renal Blood Flow
. Endocrine Regulation of Kidney Function
. Regulation of Fluid Volume and Composition
. The Urinary System and Homeostasis
Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance
. Body Fluids and Fluid Compartments
. Water Balance
. Electrolyte Balance
. Acid-Base Balance
. Disorders of Acid-Base Balance

Unit 6: Human Development and the Continuity of Life
The Reproductive System
. Anatomy and Physiology of the Male Reproductive System
. Anatomy and Physiology of the Female Reproductive System
. Development of the Male and Female Reproductive Systems
Development and Inheritance
. Fertilization
. Embryonic Development
. Fetal Development
. Maternal Changes During Pregnancy, Labor, and Birth
. Adjustments of the Infant at Birth and Postnatal Stages
. Lactation
. Patterns of Inheritance
Index

 

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13  Temperature, Kinetic Theory, and the Gas Laws
14  Heat and Heat Transfer Methods
15  Thermodynamics
16  Oscillatory Motion and Waves
17  Physics of Hearing
18  Electric Charge and Electric Field
19  Electric Potential and Electric Field
20  Electric Current, Resistance, and Ohm’s Law
21  Circuits, Bioelectricity, and DC Instruments
22  Magnetism
23  Electromagnetic Induction, AC Circuits, and Electrical Technologies
24  Electromagnetic Waves
Appendices
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B Selected Radioactive Isotopes
C Useful Information
D Glossary of Key Symbols and Notation
Index (Vol 1 – 3)


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25 Geometric Optics
26 Vision and Optical Instruments
27 Wave Optics
28 Special Relativity
29 Introduction to Quantum Physics
30 Atomic Physics
31 Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics
32 Medical Applications of Nuclear Physics
33 Particle Physics
34 Frontiers of Physics
Appendices
A Atomic Masses
B Selected Radioactive Isotopes
C Useful Information
D Glossary of Key Symbols and Notation
Index (Vol 1 – 3)


Volume 1 of 3 Chapter Headings

1 Introduction: The Nature of Science and Physics
2 Kinematics
3 Two-Dimensional Kinematics
4 Dynamics: Force and Newton’s Laws of Motion
5 Further Applications of Newton’s Laws: Friction, Drag, and Elasticity
6 Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation
7 Work, Energy, and Energy Resources
8 Linear Momentum and Collisions
9 Statics and Torque
10 Rotational Motion and Angular Momentum
11 Fluid Statics
12 Fluid Dynamics and Its Biological and Medical Applications
Appendices
A Atomic Masses
B Selected Radioactive Isotopes
C Useful Information
D Glossary of Key Symbols and Notation
Index (Vol 1 – 3)

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Volume 3 of 3 Chapter Headings

25 Geometric Optics
26 Vision and Optical Instruments
27 Wave Optics
28 Special Relativity
29 Introduction to Quantum Physics
30 Atomic Physics
31 Radioactivity and Nuclear Physics
32 Medical Applications of Nuclear Physics
33 Particle Physics
34 Frontiers of Physics
Appendices
A Atomic Masses
B Selected Radioactive Isotopes
C Useful Information
D Glossary of Key Symbols and Notation
Index (Vol 1 – 3)

Volume 1 of 3 Chapter Headings

1 Introduction: The Nature of Science and Physics
2 Kinematics
3 Two-Dimensional Kinematics
4 Dynamics: Force and Newton’s Laws of Motion
5 Further Applications of Newton’s Laws: Friction, Drag, and Elasticity
6 Uniform Circular Motion and Gravitation
7 Work, Energy, and Energy Resources
8 Linear Momentum and Collisions
9 Statics and Torque
10 Rotational Motion and Angular Momentum
11 Fluid Statics
12 Fluid Dynamics and Its Biological and Medical Applications
Appendices
A Atomic Masses
B Selected Radioactive Isotopes
C Useful Information
D Glossary of Key Symbols and Notation
Index (Vol 1 – 3)
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Volume 2 Chapter Headings

13 Temperature, Kinetic Theory, and the Gas Laws
14 Heat and Heat Transfer Methods
15 Thermodynamics
16 Oscillatory Motion and Waves
17 Physics of Hearing
18 Electric Charge and Electric Field
19 Electric Potential and Electric Field
20 Electric Current, Resistance, and Ohm’s Law
21 Circuits, Bioelectricity, and DC Instruments
22 Magnetism
23 Electromagnetic Induction, AC Circuits, and Electrical Technologies
24 Electromagnetic Waves
Appendices
A Atomic Masses
B Selected Radioactive Isotopes
C Useful Information
D Glossary of Key Symbols and Notation
Index (Vol 1 – 3)
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Repost:"Giving it away for free: sharing really is caring in the open education movement"

Giving it away for free: sharing really is caring in the open education movement

By Ruth Jelley, La Trobe University and Christopher Scanlon, La Trobe University

The New York Times dubbed 2012 the year of the MOOC. And for many, the seemingly unstoppable rise of Massive Open Online Courses – courses which are offered for free by prestigious universities – is where the discussion about open education begins and ends.

But MOOCs are only the most visible part of a larger movement, one that is slowly but surely transforming the way we do education and think about educational products and services.

Welcome to the world of open educational resources (OER).

OERs include everything from peer-created and edited texts and ebooks to sound recordings and videos that are licensed for open use and re-use. Where publishers normally impose hefty fees (mainly paid for by students) for the use of their products and services, and impose restrictions on how content can be used, the ethos of the open educational resource movement is share and share alike.

OERs are created in open formats rather than those that are owned by large companies and distributed under open licence regimes such as Creative Commons.

Rather than locking users into a particular format or a particular publishing ecosystem, such as iTunesU, the OER movement encourages experimentation and reuse via the open web. More particularly, the OER movement seeks nothing less than a revolution in breaking down the barriers to sharing knowledge, especially those barriers that separate the developed and developing worlds.

It sounds good, but is OER pie-in-the-sky thinking? Why would anyone spend their valuable time developing content only to give it away? Surely only the most utopian optimist high on the fumes of the internet could imagine that OERs will have a life.

There are many reasons why the future is bright for open educational resources. The model of commercial publication of academic research, where publicly funded research is locked up and sold by commercial publishers, is increasingly coming under challenge. And it’s not just a motley collection of annoyed academics, either.

Research bodies in countries including Australia the US and the UK are insisting on open access to research as a condition of their funding. If widely adopted, developing open research resources won’t just be good practice. Increasingly it will be a requirement of funding.

For example, in October last year, the Australian Research Council announced that it was looking at mandating open access for scientific research that it funds.

Similarly, this year US Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren issued a memo to ensure that Federal agencies with more than US$100 million in research and development expenditures to make the results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication.

The move towards open access isn’t restricted to the education sector. The Australian Attorney-General has endorsed a recommendation that Australian government agencies license their Public Sector Information under a Creative Commons attribution licence.

While the flurry of activity around open access might seem new, OER isn’t new at all. It’s simply a new term for a set of practices and ideas that are as old as Socrates. What we now call “higher education” has for most of human history been based on a gift economy where intellectuals and those with intellectual training essentially gave away the fruits of their labour — or did so without expectation of gain.

That started to change in the latter half of the twentieth century when education and educational services and products came to be regarded as products, much like any other. Ever since, the costs of education have skyrocketed, putting quality education out of reach for all but the most privileged.

The OER movement seeks to use the internet to reverse this trend. It’s about returning us to an intellectual culture that more closely resembles gift exchange.

Australian institutions have jumped on the open education bandwagon but not in a way that embraces these aspirations – we’re still looking at it as an education-as-service model. In doing so, we could be at risk of closing ourselves off from the real purpose of the open education movement.

Ruth Jelley is affiliated with the Open Education Working Group at La Trobe University and is employed by the Faculty of Business Economics and Law to investigate OER implementation.

Christopher Scanlon does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations.

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