Sunday, April 22, 2012

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Art History
  • A Textbook of the History of Painting by John Charles Van Dyke, Rutgers
Biology
  • Biology Pages, John W. Kimball, Harvard University
  • Botany Online: The Internet Hypertextbook by multiple scholars.
  • Cells: Molecules and Mechanisms. Published by the Axolotl Academic Publishing Co.
  • CK-12 Biology I (Grades 9-12) edited by Douglas Wilkin, Chair, Dept of Science, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • CK-12 Life Science (Grades 9-12) edited by Douglas Wilkin, Chair, Dept of Science, Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Rediscovering Biology by multiple authors, UMass Amherst, University of Missouri-St. Louis, Portland Community College
Business and Management
  • Business Communication for Success by Scott McLean, Arizona Western College
  • Business Ethics by Jose A. Cruz-Cruz, William Frey, University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez
  • Core Concepts of Marketing by John Burnett
  • Electronic Commerce by Multiple authors, University of Georgia, Bentley College, and Simon Fraser University
  • eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing by Rob Stokes, UCT
  • Exploring Business by Karen Collins, Lehigh University
  • Financial Accounting by Joe Ben Hoyle, C. J. Skender, UNC at Chapel Hill and University of Richmond
  • Information Technology for Management by Henry Lucas, NYU
  • Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time by Michael Solomon, Lisa Duke Cornell and Amit Nizan, University of Florida, St. Joseph’s University.
  • Organizational Behavior by Talya Bauer and Berrin Erdogan, Portland State University
  • Principles of Management by Mason Carpenter, Talya Bauer, and Berrin Erdogan, University of Wisconsin & Portland State University
  • Principles of Marketing by Jeff Tanner and Mary Anne Raymond, Baylor University and Clemson
  • Project Management from Simple to Complex by Russell Darnall and John M. Preston, Eastern Michigan University
  • The Power of Selling by Kimberly Richmond, Private sector
Chemistry
  • Chemistry, Grades 10-12, Created by the FHSST Project (Free High School Science Texts)
  • Chemistry Virtual Textbooks by Stephen Lower, Simon Fraser University
  • CK-12 Chemistry (Grades 9-12) by multiple authors. Covers high school chemistry curriculum in California.
  • Concept Development Studies in Chemistry by John S. Hutchinson, Rice University
  • Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry. Presented by Michigan State.
Computer Science and Information Systems
  • A First Course in Electrical and Computer Engineering by Louis Scharf, Colorado State
  • Artificial Intelligence: Foundations of Computational Agents by David Poole and Alan Mackworth, University of British Columbia
  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I by Don Johnson, Rice University
  • High Performance Computing by Charles Severance, University of Michigan
  • How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: C ++ ( PDF or HMTL) by Allen B. Downey, Olin College
  • How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Java by Allen B. Downey, Olin College
  • How to Think Like a Computer Scientist: Python by Allen B. Downey, Olin College
  • Information Systems: A Manager’s Guide to Harnessing Technology by John Gallaugher, Boston College
  • Information Technology and the Networked Economy by Patrick McKeown, University of Georgia
  • Information Technology for Management by Henry Lucas, NYU
  • Introduction to Physical Electronics by William Wilson, Rice University
  • Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation by Dr. Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University.
  • Prolog and Natural-Language Analysis by Fernando C. N. Pereira and Stuart M. Shieber, U Penn & Harvard
  • Python for Informatics: Exploring Information by Charles Severance, University of Michigan
  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Jerry Sussman, Julie Sussman
Earth Science
  • CK-12 Earth Science (Grades 6-9) by multiple authors. Covers California curriculum.
  • Earth Systems, an Earth Science Course (Grades 9-10). Published by Curriki. Covers California curriculum.
  • Introduction to Physical Oceanography by Dr. Robert Stewart, Texas A&M University
Economics & Finance
  • International Economics: Theory and Policy by Steve Suranovic, George Washington University
  • International Finance: Theory and Policy by Steve Suranovic, George Washington University
  • International Trade: Theory and Policy by Steve Suranovic, George Washington University
  • Introduction to Economic Analysis by R. Preston McAfee & Tracy R. Lewis, Caltech & Duke
  • Money and Banking by Robert E. Wright and Vincenzo Quadrini, NYU Business School
  • Quantum MicroEconomics by Yoram Bauman, University of Washington
  • Principles of Economics by Libby Rittenberg and Timothy Tregarthen, Colorado College
  • Principles of Macroeconomics by Libby Rittenberg and Timothy Tregarthen, Colorado College
  • Principles of Microeconomics by Libby Rittenberg and Timothy Tregarthen, Colorado College
Education
  • College Success by Bruce Beiderwell, Linda F. Tse, Tom Lochhaas, Nicholas B. deKanter, UCLA
  • Educational Psychology by Kevin Seifert and Rosemary Sutton, University of Manitoba and Cleveland State
Engineering
  • Engineering: An Introduction for High School (9-12) by multiple authors
  • Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I by Don Johnson, Rice University
History
  • US History Learner English (ESL) by The Learner English Series
  • U.S. History since 1877 by James Ross-Nazzal, Houston Community College
Languages
  • My Korean 1 and 2 by Young-A Cho, In-Jung Cho, Monash University (Australia)
Linguistics
  • How Language Works: The Cognitive Science of Linguistics by Mike Gasser, Indiana University
Mathematics
  • Abstract Algebra: The Basic Graduate Year by Robert B. Ash, University of Illinois
  • Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications by Thomas W. Judson, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Advanced Calculus by Sternberg Shlomo and Lynn Loomis, Harvard University
  • Algebra 1 (Grades 9 & 10) by Andrew and Anne Gloag, High Tech High in San Diego, California
  • Algebra and Analysis for Computer Science by Jean Gallier, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Applied Probability by Paul Pfeiffer, Rice University
  • Basic Analysis by Jiří Lebl, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Basic Concepts of Mathematics by Elias Zakon, The University of Windsor
  • Basic Probability Theory by by Robert B. Ash, University of Illinois
  • Basic Probability and Statistics by Brenda Meery, high school mathematics teacher in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia
  • Book of Proof by Dr. Richard Hammack, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Calculus (PDF) by David Guichard, Whitman College.
  • Calculus (PDF) by Gilbert Strang, MIT
  • Calculus 1 by Paul Dawkins, Lamar University
  • Calculus 2 by Paul Dawkins, Lamar University
  • Calculus 3 by Paul Dawkins, Lamar University
  • CK-12 Geometry (Grades 10-12) by multiple authors. Covers California curriculum.
  • CK-12 Single Variable Calculus (Grades 11-12) by Multiple authors. Covers California curriculum.
  • CK-12 Trigonometry – Second Edition (Grades 10-12) by multiple authors. Covers California curriculum.
  • Collaborative Statistics by Barbara Illowsky, Ph.D and Susan Dean, De Anza College
  • College Algebra by Paul Dawkins, Lamar University
  • Complex Analysis by George Cain, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Complex Variables by Robert B. Ash, University of Illinois
  • A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra by Victor Shoup, NYU
  • A Course In Algebraic Number Theory by Robert B. Ash, University of Illinois
  • A Course In Commutative Algebra by Robert B. Ash, University of Illinois
  • Design of Comparative Experiments by R. A. Bailey, University of London
  • Difference Equations to Differential Equations: An Introduction to Calculus by Dan Sloughter, Furman University
  • Differential Equations by Paul Dawkins, Lamar University
  • Dynamical Systems by S. Sternberg, Harvard University
  • Electronic Statistics Textbook by T. Hill & P. Lewicki.
  • Elementary Abstract Algebra by W. Edwin Clark, University of Southern Florida
  • Elementary Calculus: An Infinitesimal Approach (PDF) by H. Jerome Keisler, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Elementary Linear Algebra by Keith Matthews, University of Queensland
  • Elementary Number Theory by W. Edwin Clark, University of Southern Florida
  • Elements of Abstract and Linear Algebra by Edwin H. Connell, University of Miami
  • First Course in Complex Analysis by Matthias Beck, Gerald Marchesi, and Dennis Pixton, SUNY – Binghamton
  • First Course in Linear Algebra by Dr. Robert Beezer, University of Puget Sound
  • GeneratingFunctionology by Herbert Wilf, University of Pennsylvania
  • Introduction to Matrix Algebra by Autar K Kaw, University of South Florida
  • Introduction to Probability (PDF) by Charles Grinstead & J. Laurie Snell, Swarthmore & Dartmouth Colleges
  • Introduction to Social Network Methods by Robert A. Hanneman and Mark Riddle, UC Riverside
  • Introduction to Statistical Thought by Michael Lavine, UMASS
  • Introduction to the Theory of Numbers by Leo Moser, McGill
  • Introductory Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications by David W. Stockburger, Missouri State
  • Lectures on Probability, Statistics and Econometrics by Marco Taboga, Economist, Bank of Italy
  • Lectures on Statistics by Robert B. Ash, University of Illinois
  • Linear Algebra (PDF) by Jim Hefferon, Saint Michael’s College
  • Linear Algebra by Paul Dawkins, Lamar University
  • Math Alive by Ingrid Daubechies, Princeton University
  • Math in Society by David Lipmann, Pierce College
  • Mathematical Methods of Engineering Analysis (PDF) by Erhan Çinlar and Robert J. Vanderbei, Princeton University
  • Multivariable Calculus by George Cain & James Herod, Georgia Tech
  • Proofs and Concepts: The Fundamentals of Abstract Mathematics by Dave Witte Morris and Joy Morris, University of Lethbridge
  • Real Variables with Basic Metric Space Topology by Robert B. Ash, University of Illinois
  • Statistics by Philip B. Stark, University of California – UC Berkeley
  • A Summary of Calculus by Karl Heinz Dovermann, University of Hawaii
  • The Book “A=B” by Marko Petkovsek, Herbert Wilf and Doron Zeilberger, Univ. of Pennsylvania and Rutgers
  • The Calculus of Functions of Several Variables by Dan Sloughter, Furman University
  • Yet Another Calculus Text by Dan Sloughter, Furman University
Music
  • Scale and Arpeggio Resources: A Guitar Encyclopedia by Rich Cochrane (Find alternate version here)
  • Sound Reasoning (Introductory Music course) by Anthony Brandt, Rice University
  • Understanding Basic Music Theory, Edited by Catherine Schmidt-Jones
Philosophy
  • forall x: An Introduction to Formal Logic by PD Magnus, University at Albany, State University of New York
Physics
  • Age of Einstein, by Frank W. K. Firk, Yale University.
  • Calculus-Based Physics by Jeffrey W. Schnick, Saint Anselm College
  • Classical Electrodynamics by Bo Thidé, Uppsala School of Engineering
  • Conceptual Physics by Benjamin Crowell, Fullerton College
  • Conservation Laws by Benjamin Crowell, Fullerton College
  • Essential Physics 1, Frank W.K. Firk, Yale University
  • Fields by Warren Siegel, SUNY
  • General Relativity by Benjamin Crowell, Fullerton College
  • Introduction to Groups, Invariants & Particles, by Frank W. K. Firk, Yale University
  • Introduction to String Field Theory by Warren Siegel, SUNY
  • Mountain Motion (or on Scribd) by Dr. Christoph Schiller PhD, trained at Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Optics by Benjamin Crowell, Fullerton College
  • Programming Languages: Application and Interpretation by Dr. Shriram Krishnamurthi, Brown University
  • Simple Nature: An Introduction to Physics for Engineering and Physical Science Students by Ben Crowell, Fullerton College
  • Superspace: One Thousand and One Lessons in Supersymmetry by Warren Siegel. Jim Gates, Marc Grisaru, and Martin Rocek, SUNY, McGill, University of Maryland
  • The Light and Matter Series (Six texts) by Benjamin Crowell, Fullerton College
  • Vibrations and Waves by Benjamin Crowell, Fullerton College
  • The Modern Revolution in Physics by Benjamin Crowell, Fullerton College
  • The People’s Physics Book by James H. Dann, UC Santa Cruz
  • 21st Century Physics Flexbook: A Compilation of Contemporary and Emerging Technologies, by the Secretaries of Education and Technology and the Department of Education in the state of Virginia
Political Science
  • Thinking About Politics: American Government in Associational Perspective by Paul F. deLespinasse, Adrian College
Psychology
  • Educational Psychology by Kevin Seifert and Rosemary Sutton, University of Manitoba and Cleveland State