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A Dam Good Argument

CC BY (Attribution)  1 H5P Activities    English

Author(s): Collected works

Editor(s): Liz Delf, Rob Drummond, Kristy Kelly

Subject(s): Writing and editing guides, English, Literary essays, Language learning: writing skills

Institution(s): Oregon State University

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 10/01/2023

Arguments are all around us. Everywhere we look, someone is trying to get our attention, change our minds, or sell us something. Learning about how persuasion works will make you a more thoughtful and skeptical consumer of all that content, so that you can come to your own conclusions and recognize the underlying assumptions that inform those attempts to persuade you. This book is about analyzing others' arguments and crafting your own. The rhetorical choices that you make as a writer–from evidence to structure to tone–impact how your audience will receive your ideas. Using those tools effectively will help your voice be heard.

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Intermediate Microeconomics

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Patrick M. Emerson

Subject(s): Microeconomics

Institution(s): Oregon State University

Last updated: 05/01/2023

Intermediate Microeconomics is a comprehensive microeconomic theory text that uses real world policy questions to motivate and illustrate the material in each chapter. Intermediate Microeconomics is an approachable yet rigorous textbook that covers the entire scope of traditional microeconomic theory and includes two mathematical approaches, allowing instructors to teach the material with or without calculus. With real-world policy topics as an entrée into each subject, Intermediate Microeconomics will help students engage with the material and facilitate learning not only the concepts, but their importance and application as well.


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Open Judicial Politics

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Collected works

Editor(s): Rorie Spill Solberg, Eric Waltenburg

Subject(s): Law, Legal systems: judges and judicial powers

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 29/12/2022

The impetus for this volume was a multitude of conversations regarding pedagogy and teaching related to our judicial process courses. Based on these conversations, we identified four main threads or needs of our colleagues: First, many of us bring or want to bring more “political science” into our classes, though we also want to avoid the high costs of reinventing successful existing courses to do so. Second, our programs all require a political methodology course, and we want to reinforce those lessons in our substantive courses. We want to encourage our students’ understanding of how to read and understand research studies as well as how to craft their own research questions. Third, we want to keep our courses as current as possible. And fourth, we wanted to find a way to bring the cost of our courses down, as we see so many students struggle with the high costs of a college degree. This volume (as well as any future editions) addresses each of these concerns.

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Strategic Management

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): John Morris

Subject(s): Business and Management

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 29/12/2022

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Rangeland Ecosystems of the Western US

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Yvette Gibson

Subject(s): The environment, Applied ecology

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 29/12/2022

Rangeland Ecosystems of the Western US conveys fundamentals of autecology and synecology and general information about the primary ecosystems covered. Its structure will provide a framework that can be applied to understand and analyze any arid shrubland, desert, or woodland savanna.

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Civil Rights and Liberties

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Author(s): Collected works

Editor(s): Rorie Spill Solberg

Subject(s): Legal systems: courts and procedures, Human rights, civil rights

Institution(s): Oregon State University

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 05/12/2022

This volume focuses on the constitutional doctrine and law in the areas of civil rights and liberties. It contains excerpts of landmark cases covering the first amendment, second amendment, fourteenth amendment and the right to privacy. The excerpts include the constitutional issues in these cases that are related to civil rights and liberties with other questions of law and dicta omitted.

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Intermediate Fluid Mechanics

CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): James Liburdy

Subject(s): Physics: Fluid mechanics

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 30/11/2022

This book is meant to be a second course in fluid mechanics that stresses applications dealing with external potential flows and intermediate viscous flows. Students are expected to have some background in some of the fundamental concepts of the definition of a fluid, hydrostatics, use of control volume conservation principles, initial exposure to the Navier-Stokes equations, and some elements of flow kinematics, such as streamlines and vorticity. It is not meant to be an in-depth study of potential flow or viscous flow, but is meant to expose students to additional analysis techniques for both of these categories of flows. We will see applications to aerodynamics, with analysis methods able to determine forces on arbitrary bodies. We will also examine some of the exact solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations based on classical fluid mechanics. Finally we will explore the complexities of turbulent flows and how for boundary layer flows one can predict drag forces. This compilation is drafted from notes used in the course Intermediate Fluid Mechanics, offered to seniors and first year graduate students who have a background in mechanical engineering or a closely related area.

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Exploring Physical Phenomena

CC BY-SA (Attribution ShareAlike)   English

Author(s): Emily van Zee, Elizabeth Gire

Subject(s): Physics

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 29/11/2022

This course is intended for prospective and practicing elementary and middle school teachers. By exploring physical phenomena in class, you will learn science in ways in which you are expected to teach science in schools or in informal settings such as afterschool programs, youth group meetings, and museum workshops. This course also is appropriate for general science students and others interested in exploring some of the physical phenomena underlying global climate change.

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Introduction to Climate Science

CC BY-NC (Attribution NonCommercial)   English

Author(s): Andreas Schmittner

Subject(s): Climate change, Climatology and climate modelling, Atmospheric physics, Oceanography (seas and oceans)

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 28/10/2022

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

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Wildlife Habitat Management

CC BY (Attribution)   English

Subject(s): Conservation of wildlife and habitats, Forests and woodland

Publisher: Oregon State University

Last updated: 04/10/2022

This book is the result of over 35 years of working in academic and research organizations in which foresters, biologists, and individuals from other disciplines collaborated, fought, argued, and occasionally agreed about how forests should be managed.

A full copy of the book can be downloaded here.