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Mathematics

Algebra and Trigonometry

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Algebra and Trigonometry provides a comprehensive exploration of algebraic principles and meets scope and sequence requirements for a typical introductory algebra and trigonometry course. The modular approach and the richness of content ensure that the book meets the needs of a variety of courses. Algebra and Trigonometry offers a wealth of examples with detailed, conceptual explanations, building a strong foundation in the material before asking students to apply what they’ve learned.

Senior Contributing Author

Jay Abramson, Arizona State University

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Prerequisites
2 Equations and Inequalities
3 Functions
4 Linear Functions
5 Polynomial and Rational Functions
6 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
7 The Unit Circle: Sine and Cosine Functions
8 Periodic Functions
9 Trigonometric Identities and Equations
10 Further Applications of Trigonometry
11 Systems of Equations and Inequalities
12 Analytic Geometry
13 Sequences, Probability, and Counting Theory

A | Proofs, Identities, and Toolkit Functions

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Calculus, Volume 1

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Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency.

Senior Contributing Authors

Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and Edwin Jed Herman, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Functions and Graphs
2 Limits
3 Derivatives
4 Applications of Derivatives
5 Integration
6 Applications of Integration

A | Table of Integrals
B | Table of Derivatives
C | Review of Pre-Calculus

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Calculus, Volume 2

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Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 2 covers integration, differential equations, sequences and series, and parametric equations and polar coordinates.

Senior Contributing Authors

Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and Edwin Jed Herman, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Integration
2 Applications of Integration
3 Techniques of Integration
4 Introduction to Differential Equations
5 Sequences and Series
6 Power Series
7 Parametric Equations and Polar Coordinates

A | Table of Integrals
B | Table of Derivatives
C | Review of Pre-Calculus

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Calculus, Volume 3

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Calculus is designed for the typical two- or three-semester general calculus course, incorporating innovative features to enhance student learning. The book guides students through the core concepts of calculus and helps them understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Volume 3 covers parametric equations and polar coordinates, vectors, functions of several variables, multiple integration, and second-order differential equations.

Senior Contributing Authors

Gilbert Strang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
and Edwin Jed Herman, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Parametric Equations and Polar Coordinates
2 Vectors in Space
3 Vector-Valued Functions
4 Differentiation of Functions of Several Variables
5 Multiple Integration
6 Vector Calculus
7 Second-Order Differential Equations

A | Table of Integrals
B | Table of Derivatives
C | Review of Pre-Calculus

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Prealgebra

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Prealgebra is designed to meet scope and sequence requirements for a one-semester prealgebra course. The bookís organization makes it easy to adapt to a variety of course syllabi. The text introduces the fundamental concepts of algebra while addressing the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and learning styles. Each topic builds upon previously developed material to demonstrate the cohesiveness and structure of mathematics.

Note: this OpenStax textbook is printed in two volumes, delivered shrinkwrap bound, for the convenience of students carrying the volumes on campus.

Senior Contributing Authors

Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College
MaryAnne Anthony-Smith, Formerly of Santa Ana College

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Whole Numbers
2 The Language of Algebra
3 Integers
4 Fractions
5 Decimals
6 Percents
7 The Properties of Real Numbers
8 Solving Linear Equations
9 Math Models and Geometry
10 Polynomials
11 Graphs

A | Cumulative Review
B | Powers and Roots Tables
C | Geometric Formulas

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College Algebra

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College Algebra provides a comprehensive exploration of algebraic principles and meets scope and sequence requirements for a typical introductory algebra course. The modular approach and richness of content ensure that the book meets the needs of a variety of courses. College Algebra offers a wealth of examples with detailed, conceptual explanations, building a strong foundation in the material before asking students to apply what they’ve learned.

Senior Contributing Author

Jay Abramson, Arizona State University

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Prerequisites
2 Equations and Inequalities
3 Functions
4 Linear Functions
5 Polynomial and Rational Functions
6 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
7 Systems of Equations and Inequalities
8 Analytic Geometry
9 Sequences, Probability, and Counting Theory

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Index

Introductory Business Statistics

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Introductory Business Statistics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the one-semester statistics course for business, economics, and related majors. Core statistical concepts and skills have been augmented with practical business examples, scenarios, and exercises. The result is a meaningful understanding of the discipline, which will serve students in their business careers and real-world experiences.

Senior Contributing Authors

Alexander Holmes, The University of Oklahoma
Barbara Illowsky, De Anza College
Susan Dean, De Anza College
Contributing Authors
Kevin Hadley, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Sampling and Data
2 Descriptive Statistics
3 Probability Topics
4 Discrete Random Variables
5 Continuous Random Variables
6 The Normal Distribution
7 The Central Limit Theorem
8 Confidence Intervals
9 Hypothesis Testing with One Sample
10 Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples
11 The Chi-Square Distribution
12 F Distribution and One-Way ANOVA
13 Linear Regression and Correlation

A | Statistical Tables
B | Mathematical Phrases, Symbols, and Formulas

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Introductory Statistics

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Introductory Statistics follows scope and sequence requirements of a one-semester introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. The text assumes some knowledge of intermediate algebra and focuses on statistics application over theory. Introductory Statistics includes innovative practical applications that make the text relevant and accessible, as well as collaborative exercises, technology integration problems, and statistics labs.

Senior Contributing Authors

Barbara Illowsky, De Anza College and Susan Dean, De Anza College

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Sampling and Data
2 Descriptive Statistics
3 Probability Topics
4 Discrete Random Variables
5 Continuous Random Variables
6 The Normal Distribution
7 The Central Limit Theorem
8 Confidence Intervals
9 Hypothesis Testing with One Sample
10 Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples
11 The Chi-Square Distribution
12 Linear Regression and Correlation
13 F Distribution and One-Way ANOVA

A | Review Exercises (Ch 3-13)
B | Practice Tests (1-4) and Final Exams
C | Data Sets
D | Group and Partner Projects
E | Solution Sheets
F | Mathematical Phrases, Symbols, and Formulas
G | Notes for the TI-83, 83+, 84, 84+ Calculators
H | Tables

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Precalculus

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Precalculus is adaptable and designed to fit the needs of a variety of precalculus courses. It is a comprehensive text that covers more ground than a typical one- or two-semester college-level precalculus course. The content is organized by clearly-defined learning objectives and includes worked examples that demonstrate problem-solving approaches in an accessible way.

Note: this OpenStax textbook is printed in two volumes, delivered shrinkwrap bound, for the convenience of students carrying the volumes on campus.

Senior Contributing Author

Jay Abramson, Arizona State University

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Functions
2 Linear Functions
3 Polynomial and Rational Functions
4 Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
5 Trigonometric Functions
6 Periodic Functions
7 Trigonometric Identities and Equations
8 Further Applications of Trigonometry
9 Systems of Equations and Inequalities
10 Analytic Geometry
11 Sequences, Probability and Counting Theory
12 Introduction to Calculus

A | Basic Functions and Identities

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Science

Anatomy and Physiology

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Anatomy and Physiology is a dynamic textbook for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements. Its lucid text, strategically constructed art, career features, and links to external learning tools address the critical teaching and learning challenges in the course. The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams.

Note: this OpenStax textbook is printed in two volumes, delivered shrinkwrap bound, for the convenience of students carrying the volumes on campus.

Senior Contributing Authors

J. Gordon Betts, Tyler Junior College
Dean H. Kruse, Portland Community College
Kelly A. Young, California State University, Long Beach
Peter DeSaix, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Brandon Poe, Springfield Technical Community College
Oksana Korol, Aims Community College
James A. Wise, Hampton University
Eddie Johnson, Central Oregon Community College
Jody E. Johnson, Arapahoe Community College
Mark Womble, Youngstown State University

Table of Contents

Preface

Unit 1: Levels of Organization
1 An Introduction to the Human Body
2 The Chemical Level of Organization
3 The Cellular Level of Organization
4 The Tissue Level of Organization

Unit 2: Support and Movement
5 The Integumentary System
6 Bone Tissue and the Skeletal System
7 Axial Skeleton
8 The Appendicular Skeleton
9 Joints
10 Muscle Tissue
11 The Muscular System

Unit 3: Regulation, Integration, and Control
12 The Nervous System and Nervous Tissue
13 Anatomy of the Nervous System
14 The Somatic Nervous System
15 The Autonomic Nervous System
16 The Neurological Exam
17 The Endocrine System

Unit 4: Fluids and Transport
18 The Cardiovascular System: Blood
19 The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
20 The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and
Circulation
21 The Lymphatic and Immune System

Unit 5: Energy, Maintenance, and Environmental
Exchange
22 The Respiratory System
23 The Digestive System
24 Metabolism and Nutrition
25 The Urinary System
26 Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

Unit 6: Human Development and the Continuity of Life
27 The Reproductive System
28 Development and Inheritance

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Index

Astronomy

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Astronomy is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of one- or two-semester introductory astronomy courses. The book begins with relevant scientific fundamentals and progresses through an exploration of the solar system, stars, galaxies, and cosmology. The Astronomy textbook builds student understanding through the use of relevant analogies, clear and non-technical explanations, and rich illustrations. Mathematics is included in a flexible manner to meet the needs of individual instructors.

Senior Contributing Authors

Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College
David Morrison, NASA Ames Research Center
Sidney C. Wolff, National Optical Astronomy Observatory

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Science and the Universe: A Brief Tour
2 Observing the Sky: The Birth of Astronomy
3 Orbits and Gravity
4 Earth, Moon, and Sky
5 Radiation and Spectra
6 Astronomical Instruments
7 Other Worlds: An Introduction to the Solar System
8 Earth as a Planet
9 Cratered Worlds
10 Earthlike Planets: Venus and Mars
11 The Giant Planets
12 Rings, Moons, and Pluto
13 Comets and Asteroids: Debris of the Solar System
14 Cosmic Samples and the Origin of the Solar System
15 The Sun: A Garden-Variety Star
16 The Sun: A Nuclear Powerhouse
17 Analyzing Starlight
18 The Stars: A Celestial Census
19 Celestial Distances
20 Between the Stars: Gas and Dust in Space
21 The Birth of Stars and the Discovery of Planets outside
the Solar System
22 Stars from Adolescence to Old Age
23 The Death of Stars
24 Black Holes and Curved Spacetime
25 The Milky Way Galaxy
26 Galaxies
27 Active Galaxies, Quasars, and Supermassive Black
Holes
28 The Evolution and Distribution of Galaxies
29 The Big Bang
30 Life in the Universe

A | How to Study for an Introductory Astronomy Class
B | Astronomy Websites, Images, and Apps
C | Scientific Notation
D | Units Used in Science
E | Some Useful Constants for Astronomy
F | Physical and Orbital Data for the Planets
G | Selected Moons of the Planets
H | Future Total Eclipses
I | The Nearest Stars, Brown Dwarfs, and White Dwarfs
J | The Brightest Twenty Stars
K | The Chemical Elements
L | The Constellations
M | Star Chart and Sky Event Resources

Index

Biology 2e

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Biology 2e is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understandóand applyókey concepts.

The 2nd edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Art and illustrations have been substantially improved, and the textbook features additional assessments and related resources.

Senior Contributing Authors

Mary Ann Clark, Texas Wesleyan University
Jung Choi, Georgia Institute of Technology
Matthew Douglas, Grand Rapids Community College

Table of Contents

Preface

The Chemistry of Life
1 The Study of Life
2 The Chemical Foundation of Life
3 Biological Macromolecules

The Cell
4 Cell Structure
5 Structure and Function of Plasma Membranes
6 Metabolism
7 Cellular Respiration
8 Photosynthesis
9 Cell Communication
10 Cell Reproduction

Genetics
11 Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction
12 Mendel’s Experiments and Heredity
13 Modern Understandings of Inheritance
14 DNA Structure and Function
15 Genes and Proteins
16 Gene Expression
17 Biotechnology and Genomics

Evolutionary Processes
18 Evolution and the Origin of Species
19 The Evolution of Populations
20 Phylogenies and the History of Life

Biological Diversity
21 Viruses
22 Prokaryotes: Bacteria and Archaea
23 Protists
24 Fungi
25 Seedless Plants
26 Seed Plants
27 Introduction to Animal Diversity
28 Invertebrates
29 Vertebrates

Plant Structure and Function
30 Plant Form and Physiology
31 Soil and Plant Nutrition
32 Plant Reproduction
Animal Structure and Function
33 The Animal Body: Basic Form and Function
34 Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System
35 The Nervous System
36 Sensory Systems
37 The Endocrine System
38 The Musculoskeletal System
39 The Respiratory System
40 The Circulatory System
41 Osmotic Regulation and Excretion
42 The Immune System
43 Animal Reproduction and Development
Ecology
44 Ecology and the Biosphere
45 Population and Community Ecology
46 Ecosystems
47 Conservation Biology and Biodiversity

A | The Periodic Table of Elements
B | Geological Time
C | Measurements and the Metric System

Index

Chemistry 2e

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Chemistry 2e is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the two-semester general chemistry course. The textbook provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of chemistry and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and the world around them. The book also includes a number of innovative features, including interactive exercises and real-world applications, designed to enhance student learning. The second edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Substantial improvements have been made in the figures, illustrations, and example exercises that support the text narrative.

Senior Contributing Authors

Paul Flowers, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Klaus Theopold, University of Delaware
Richard Langley, Stephen F. Austin State University
William R. Robinson, PhD

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Essential Ideas
2 Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
3 Composition of Substances and Solutions
4 Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions
5 Thermochemistry
6 Electronic Structure and Periodic Properties of Elements
7 Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry
8 Advanced Theories of Covalent Bonding
9 Gases
10 Liquids and Solids
11 Solutions and Colloids
12 Kinetics
13 Fundamental Equilibrium Concepts
14 Acid-Base Equilibria
15 Equilibria of Other Reaction Classes
16 Thermodynamics
17 Electrochemistry
18 Representative Metals, Metalloids, and Nonmetals
19 Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry
20 Organic Chemistry
21 Nuclear Chemistry

A | The Periodic Table
B | Essential Mathematics
C | Units and Conversion Factors
D | Fundamental Physical Constants
E | Water Properties
F | Composition of Commercial Acids and Bases
G | Standard Thermodynamic Properties for Selected
Substances
H | Ionization Constants of Weak Acids
I | Ionization Constants of Weak Bases
J | Solubility Products
K | Formation Constants for Complex Ions
L | Standard Electrode (Half-Cell) Potentials
M | Half-Lives for Several Radioactive Isotopes

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Chemistry Atoms First 2e

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Chemistry: Atoms First 2e is a peer-reviewed, openly licensed introductory textbook produced through a collaborative publishing partnership between OpenStax and the University of Connecticut and UConn Undergraduate Student Government Association.

This text is an atoms-first adaptation of OpenStax Chemistry 2e. The intention of ìatoms-firstî involves a few basic principles: first, it introduces atomic and molecular structure much earlier than the traditional approach, and it threads these themes through subsequent chapters. This approach may be chosen as a way to delay the introduction of material such as stoichiometry that students traditionally find abstract and difficult, thereby allowing students time to acclimate their study skills to chemistry. Additionally, it gives students a basis for understanding the application of quantitative principles to the chemistry that underlies the entire course. It also aims to center the study of chemistry on the atomic foundation that many will expand upon in a later course covering organic chemistry, easing that transition when the time arrives.

The second edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Substantial improvements have been made in the figures, illustrations, and example exercises that support the text narrative.

Senior Contributing Authors

Paul Flowers, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Edward J. Neth, University of Connecticut
William R. Robinson, PhD
Klaus Theopold, University of Delaware
Richard Langley, Stephen F. Austin State University

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Essential Ideas
2 Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
3 Electronic Structure and Periodic Properties of Elements
4 Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry
5 Advanced Theories of Bonding
6 Composition of Substances and Solutions
7 Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions
8 Gases
9 Thermochemistry
10 Liquids and Solids
11 Solutions and Colloids
12 Thermodynamics
13 Fundamental Equilibrium Concepts
14 Acid-Base Equilibria
15 Equilibria of Other Reaction Classes
16 Electrochemistry
17 Kinetics
18 Representative Metals, Metalloids, and Nonmetals
19 Transition Metals and Coordination Chemistry
20 Nuclear Chemistry
21 Organic Chemistry

A | The Periodic Table
B | Essential Mathematics
C | Units and Conversion Factors
D | Fundamental Physical Constants
E | Water Properties
F | Composition of Commercial Acids and Bases
G | Standard Thermodynamic Properties for Selected
Substances
H | Ionization Constants of Weak Acids
I | Ionization Constants of Weak Bases
J | Solubility Products
K | Formation Constants for Complex Ions
L | Standard Electrode (Half-Cell) Potentials
M | Half-Lives for Several Radioactive Isotopes

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Index

College Physics

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College Physics meets standard scope and sequence requirements for a two-semester introductory algebra-based physics course. The text is grounded in real-world examples to help students grasp fundamental physics concepts. It requires knowledge of algebra and some trigonometry, but not calculus. College Physics includes learning objectives, concept questions, links to labs and simulations, and ample practice opportunities for traditional physics application problems.

Note: this OpenStax textbook is printed in two volumes, delivered shrinkwrap bound, for the convenience of students carrying the volumes on campus.

Senior Contributing Authors

Paul Peter Urone, California State University, Sacramento and Roger Hinrichs, State University of New York, College at Oswego

Table of Contents

Preface

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
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 and DC Instruments
22 Magnetism
23 Electromagnetic Induction, AC Circuits, and Electrical

Technologies
24 Electromagnetic Waves
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

A | Atomic Masses
B | Selected Radioactive Isotopes
C | Useful Information
D | Glossary of Key Symbols and Notation

Index

Microbiology

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Microbiology covers the scope and sequence requirements for a single-semester microbiology course for non-majors. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of the text make the material interesting and accessible while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter. Microbiologyís art program enhances studentsí understanding of concepts through clear and effective illustrations, diagrams, and photographs.

Note: this OpenStax textbook is printed in two volumes, delivered shrinkwrap bound, for the convenience of students carrying the volumes on campus.

Senior Contributing Authors

Nina Parker, Shenandoah University
Mark Schneegurt, Wichita State University
Anh-Hue Thi Tu, Georgia Southwestern State University
Brian M. Forster, Saint Josephís University
Philip Lister, Central New Mexico Community College

Table of Contents

Preface

1 An Invisible World
2 How We See the Invisible World
3 The Cell
4 Prokaryotic Diversity
5 The Eukaryotes of Microbiology
6 Acellular Pathogens
7 Microbial Biochemistry
8 Microbial Metabolism
9 Microbial Growth
10 Biochemistry of the Genome
11 Mechanisms of Microbial Genetics
12 Modern Applications of Microbial Genetics
13 Control of Microbial Growth
14 Antimicrobial Drugs
15 Microbial Mechanisms of Pathogenicity
16 Disease and Epidemiology
17 Innate Nonspecific Host Defenses
18 Adaptive Specific Host Defenses
19 Diseases of the Immune System
20 Laboratory Analysis of the Immune Response
21 Skin and Eye Infections
22 Respiratory System Infections
23 Urogenital System Infections
24 Digestive System Infections
25 Circulatory and Lymphatic System Infections
26 Nervous System Infections

A | Fundamentals of Physics and Chemistry Important
to Microbiology
B | Mathematical Basics
C | Metabolic Pathways
D | Taxonomy of Clinically Relevant Microorganisms
E | Glossary

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Social Sciences

American Government

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University Physics is a three-volume collection that meets the scope and sequence requirements for two- and three-semester calculus-based physics courses. Volume 1 covers mechanics, sound, oscillations, and waves. Volume 2 covers thermodynamics, electricity, and magnetism, and Volume 3 covers optics and modern physics. This textbook emphasizes connections between theory and application, making physics concepts interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. Frequent, strong examples focus on how to approach a problem, how to work with the equations, and how to check and generalize the result.

Senior Contributing Authors

Glen Krutz (Content Lead), University of Oklahoma and Sylvie Waskiewicz, PhD (Lead Editor)

Table of Contents

Preface
Students and the System

1 American Government and Civic Engagement
2 The Constitution and Its Origins
3 American Federalism
Individual Agency and Action
4 Civil Liberties
5 Civil Rights
6 The Politics of Public Opinion
7 Voting and Elections
Toward Collective Action: Mediating Institutions
8 The Media
9 Political Parties
10 Interest Groups and Lobbying
Delivering Collective Action: Formal Institutions
11 Congress
12 The Presidency
13 The Courts
14 State and Local Government
The Outputs of Government
15 The Bureaucracy
16 Domestic Policy
17 Foreign Policy

A | Declaration of Independence
B | The Constitution of the United States
C | Federalist Papers #10 and #51
D | Electoral College Votes by State, 2012–2020
E | Selected Supreme Court Cases

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References
Index

Introduction to Sociology 2e

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Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, relevant examples.

Changes made in Introduction to Sociology 2e are described in the preface to help instructors transition to the second edition. The first edition of Introduction to Sociology by OpenStax is available in web view here.

Contributing Authors

Heather Griffiths, Fayetteville State University
Nathan Keirns, Zane State College
Eric Strayer, Hartnell College
Tommy Sadler, Union University
Susan Cody-Rydzewski, Georgia Perimeter College
Gail Scaramuzzo, Lackawanna College
Sally Vyain, Ivy Tech Community College
Jeff Bry, Minnesota State Community and Technical College at Moorhead
Faye Jones, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

Table of Contents

Preface

1 An Introduction to Sociology
2 Sociological Research
3 Culture
4 Society and Social Interaction
5 Socialization
6 Groups and Organization
7 Deviance, Crime, and Social Control
8 Media and Technology
9 Social Stratification in the United States
10 Global Inequality
11 Race and Ethnicity
12 Gender, Sex, and Sexuality
13 Aging and the Elderly
14 Marriage and Family
15 Religion
16 Education
17 Government and Politics
18 Work and the Economy
19 Health and Medicine
20 Population, Urbanization, and the Environment
21 Social Movements and Social Change

Index

Principles of Economics 2e

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Principles of Economics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters.

Changes made in Principles of Economics 2e are described in the preface and the transition guide to help instructors transition to the second edition. The first edition of Principles of Economics by OpenStax is also available.

Senior Contributing Authors

Steven A. Greenlaw, University of Mary Washington
David Shapiro, Pennsylvania State University
Timothy Taylor, Macalester College
Contributing Authors
Eric Dodge, Hanover College
Cynthia Gamez, University of Texas at El Paso
Andres Jauregui, Columbus State University
Diane Keenan, Cerritos College
Craig Richardson, Winston-Salem State University
Ralph Sonenshine, American University
Dan MacDonald, California State University San Bernardino
Amyaz Moledina, The College of Wooster

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Welcome to Economics!
2 Choice in a World of Scarcity
3 Demand and Supply
4 Labor and Financial Markets
5 Elasticity
6 Consumer Choices
7 Production, Costs, and Industry Structure
8 Perfect Competition
9 Monopoly
10 Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
11 Monopoly and Antitrust Policy
12 Environmental Protection and Negative Externalities
13 Positive Externalities and Public Goods
14 Labor Markets and Income
15 Poverty and Economic Inequality
16 Information, Risk, and Insurance
17 Financial Markets
18 Public Economy
19 The Macroeconomic Perspective
20 Economic Growth
21 Unemployment
22 Inflation
23 The International Trade and Capital Flows
24 The Aggregate Demand/Aggregate Supply Model
25 The Keynesian Perspective
26 The Neoclassical Perspective
27 Money and Banking
28 Monetary Policy and Bank Regulation
29 Exchange Rates and International Capital Flows
30 Government Budgets and Fiscal Policy
31 The Impacts of Government Borrowing
32 Macroeconomic Policy Around the World
33 International Trade
34 Globalization and Protectionism

A | The Use of Mathematics in Principles of Economics
B | Indifference Curves
C | Present Discounted Value
D | The Expenditure-Output Model

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Principles of Macroeconomics 2e

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Principles of Macroeconomics 2e covers the scope and sequence of most introductory economics courses. The text includes many current examples, which are handled in a politically equitable way. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of economics concepts. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to increase clarity, update data and current event impacts, and incorporate the feedback from many reviewers and adopters.

Changes made in Principles of Macroeconomics 2e are described in the preface and the transition guide to help instructors transition to the second edition. The first edition of Principles of Macroeconomics by OpenStax is also available.

Senior Contributing Authors

Steven A. Greenlaw, University of Mary Washington
David Shapiro, Pennsylvania State University
Timothy Taylor, Macalester College
Contributing Authors
Eric Dodge, Hanover College
Cynthia Gamez, University of Texas at El Paso
Andres Jauregui, Columbus State University
Diane Keenan, Cerritos College
Dan MacDonald, California State University, San Bernadino
Amyaz Moledina, The College of Wooster
Craig Richardson, Winston-Salem State University
Ralph Sonenshine, American University

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Preface

1 Welcome to Economics!
2 Choice in a World of Scarcity
3 Demand and Supply
4 Labor and Financial Markets
5 Elasticity
6 The Macroeconomic Perspective
7 Economic Growth
8 Unemployment
9 Inflation
10 The International Trade and Capital Flows
11 The Aggregate Demand/Aggregate Supply Model
12 The Keynesian Perspective
13 The Neoclassical Perspective
14 Money and Banking
15 Monetary Policy and Bank Regulation
16 Exchange Rates and International Capital Flows
17 Government Budgets and Fiscal Policy
18 The Impacts of Government Borrowing
19 Macroeconomic Policy Around the World
20 International Trade
21 Globalization and Protectionism

A | The Use of Mathematics in Principles of Economics
B | The Expenditure-Output Model

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Business

Business Ethics

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Business Ethics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the single-semester business ethics course. This title includes innovative features designed to enhance student learning, including case studies, application scenarios, and links to video interviews with executives, all of which help instill in students a sense of ethical awareness and responsibility.

Senior Contributing Authors

Stephen M. Byars, USC Marshall School of Business
and Kurt Stanberry, University of Houston Downtown

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Why Ethics Matter
2 Ethics from Antiquity to the Present
3 Defining and Prioritizing Stakeholders
4 Three Special Stakeholders: Society, the Environment,
and Government
5 The Impact of Culture and Time on Business Ethics
6 What Employers Owe Employees
7 What Employees Owe Employers
8 Recognizing and Respecting the Rights of All
9 Professions under the Microscope
10 Changing Work Environments and Future Trends
11 Epilogue: Why Ethics Still Matter

A | The Lives of Ethical Philosophers
B | Profiles in Business Ethics: Contemporary Thought
Leaders
C | A Succinct Theory of Business Ethics

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Introduction to Business

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Introduction to Business covers the scope and sequence of most introductory business courses. The book provides detailed explanations in the context of core themes such as customer satisfaction, ethics, entrepreneurship, global business, and managing change. Introduction to Business includes hundreds of current business examples from a range of industries and geographic locations, which feature a variety of individuals. The outcome is a balanced approach to the theory and application of business concepts, with attention to the knowledge and skills necessary for student success in this course and beyond.

Senior Contributing Authors

Lawrence J. Gitman, San Diego State University – Emeritus
Carl McDaniel, University of Texas, Arlington
Amit Shah, Frostburg State University
Monique Reece
Linda Koffel, Houston Community College
Bethann Talsma, Davenport University and Grand Rapids Community College
James C. Hyatt, University of The Cumberlands

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Understanding Economic Systems and Business
2 Making Ethical Decisions and Managing a Socially
Responsible Business
3 Competing in the Global Marketplace
4 Forms of Business Ownership
5 Entrepreneurship: Starting and Managing Your Own
Business
6 Management and Leadership in Today’s Organizations
7 Designing Organizational Structures
8 Managing Human Resources and Labor Relations
9 Motivating Employees
10 Achieving World-Class Operations Management
11 Creating Products and Pricing Strategies to Meet
Customers’ Needs
12 Distributing and Promoting Products and Services
13 Using Technology to Manage Information
14 Using Financial Information and Accounting
15 Understanding Money and Financial Institutions
16 Understanding Financial Management and Securities
Markets
17 Your Career in Business

A | Understanding the Legal and Tax Environment

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Principles of Management

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Principles of Management is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the introductory course on management. This is a traditional approach to management using the leading, planning, organizing, and controlling approach. Management is a broad business discipline, and the Principles of Management course covers many management areas such as human resource management and strategic management, as well behavioral areas such as motivation. No one individual can be an expert in all areas of management, so an additional benefit of this text is that specialists in a variety of areas have authored individual chapters.

Contributing Authors

David S. Bright, Wright State University
Anastasia H. Cortes, Virginia Tech University
Eva Hartmann, University of Richmond
K. Praveen Parboteeah, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Jon L. Pierce, University of Minnesota-Duluth
Monique Reece
Amit Shah, Frostburg State University
Siri Terjesen, American University
Joseph Weiss, Bentley University
Margaret A. White, Oklahoma State University
Donald G. Gardner, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Jason Lambert, Texas Womanís University
Laura M. Leduc, James Madison University
Joy Leopold, Webster University
Jeffrey Muldoon, Emporia State University
James S. OíRourke, University of Notre Dame

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Managing and Performing
2 Managerial Decision-Making
3 The History of Management
4 External and Internal Organizational Environments and
Corporate Culture
5 Ethics, Corporate Responsibility, and Sustainability
6 International Management
7 Entrepreneurship
8 Strategic Analysis: Understanding a Firm’s Competitive

Environment
9 The Strategic Management Process: Achieving and
Sustaining Competitive Advantage
10 Organizational Structure and Change
11 Human Resource Management
12 Diversity in Organizations
13 Leadership
14 Work Motivation for Performance
15 Managing Teams
16 Managerial Communication
17 Organizational Planning and Controlling
18 Management of Technology and Innovation

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Humanities

U.S. History

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U.S. History is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of most introductory courses. The text provides a balanced approach to U.S. history, considering the people, events, and ideas that have shaped the United States from both the top down (politics, economics, diplomacy) and bottom up (eyewitness accounts, lived experience). U.S. History covers key forces that form the American experience, with particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender.

Senior Contributing Authors

P. Scott Corbett, Ventura College
Volker Janssen, California State University, Fullerton
John M. Lund, Keene State College
Todd Pfannestiel, Clarion University
Paul Vickery, Oral Roberts University
Sylvie Waskiewicz

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Preface

1 The Americas, Europe, and Africa Before 1492
2 Early Globalization: The Atlantic World, 1492–1650
3 Creating New Social Orders:
Colonial Societies, 1500–1700
4 Rule Britannia! The English Empire, 1660–1763
5 Imperial Reforms and Colonial Protests, 1763-1774
6 America’s War for Independence, 1775-1783
7 Creating Republican Governments, 1776–1790
8 Growing Pains: The New Republic, 1790–1820
9 Industrial Transformation in the North, 1800–1850
10 Jacksonian Democracy, 1820–1840
11 A Nation on the Move:
Westward Expansion, 1800–1860
12 Cotton is King: The Antebellum South, 1800–1860
13 Antebellum Idealism and Reform Impulses, 1820–1860
14 Troubled Times: the Tumultuous 1850s
15 The Civil War, 1860–1865
16 The Era of Reconstruction, 1865–1877
17 Go West Young Man! Westward Expansion, 1840-1900
18 Industrialization and the
Rise of Big Business, 1870-1900
19 The Growing Pains of Urbanization, 1870-1900
20 Politics in the Gilded Age, 1870-1900
21 Leading the Way:
The Progressive Movement, 1890-1920
22 Age of Empire: American Foreign Policy, 1890-1914
23 Americans and the Great War, 1914-1919
24 The Jazz Age: Redefining the Nation, 1919-1929
25 Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? The Great Depression,
1929-1932
26 Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal, 1932-1941
27 Fighting the Good Fight in World War II, 1941-1945
28 Post-War Prosperity and Cold War Fears, 1945-1960
29 Contesting Futures: America in the 1960s
30 Political Storms at Home and Abroad, 1968-1980
31 From Cold War to Culture Wars, 1980-2000
32 The Challenges of the Twenty-First Century


A | The Declaration of Independence
B | The Constitution of the United States
C | Presidents of the United States of America
D | U.S. Political Map
E | U.S. Topographical Map
F | United States Population Chart
G | Further Reading

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College Success

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College Success is a comprehensive and contemporary resource that serves First Year Experience, Student Success, and College Transition courses. Developed with the support of hundreds of faculty and coordinators, the book addresses the evolving challenges and opportunities of today’s diverse students. Engagement, self-analysis, personal responsibility, and student support are reflected throughout the material. College Success also includes an array of student surveys and opinion polls, and OpenStax will regularly provide the results to adopting faculty.

Senior Contributing Author

Amy Baldwin, University of Central Arkansas

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Exploring College
2 Knowing Yourself as a Learner
3 Managing Your Time and Priorities
4 Planning Your Academic Pathways
5 Reading and Notetaking
6 Studying, Memory, and Test Taking
7 Thinking
8 Communicating
9 Understanding Civility and Cultural Competence
10 Understanding Financial literacy
11 Engaging in a Healthy Lifestyle
12 Planning for Your Future

A | Conducting and Presenting Research
B | Recommended Readings
C | Activities and Artifacts From the Book

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College Success

Senior Contributing Author: Amy Baldwin, University of Central Arkansas

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College Success is a comprehensive and contemporary resource that serves First Year Experience, Student Success, and College Transition courses. Developed with the support of hundreds of faculty and coordinators, the book addresses the evolving challenges and opportunities of today’s diverse students. Engagement, self-analysis, personal responsibility, and student support are reflected throughout the material. College Success also includes an array of student surveys and opinion polls, and OpenStax will regularly provide the results to adopting faculty.

Table of Contents

Preface

1 Exploring College
2 Knowing Yourself as a Learner
3 Managing Your Time and Priorities
4 Planning Your Academic Pathways
5 Reading and Notetaking
6 Studying, Memory, and Test Taking
7 Thinking
8 Communicating
9 Understanding Civility and Cultural Competence
10 Understanding Financial literacy
11 Engaging in a Healthy Lifestyle
12 Planning for Your Future

A | Conducting and Presenting Research
B | Recommended Readings
C | Activities and Artifacts From the Book

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