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ATTRA - The National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
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This organization promotes sustainable agriculture. Their website provides publications on production practices, alternative crop and livestock enterprises, innovative marketing, and organic certification, and highlights of local, regional, USDA and other federal sustainable ag activities.

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
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Diagram/Illustration
Textbook
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
06/02/2008
Active Galaxies Pop-up book
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The Active Galaxies pop-up book is a very large rectangular pop-up book with foldouts that was developed for use in classrooms for grades 5 and up and for special needs audiences. Active galaxies, a major scientific target for the GLAST mission, contain super-massive black holes at their cores, and sometimes emit jets of particles and light. When opened, a model of an active galaxy with jets pops up out of the center. One foldout contains explanatory information for the parts of the galaxy depicted in the central pop-up as well as a glossary, while the other contains a well-tested classroom activity: Tasty Active Galaxy. The back of the book features a cartoon story -How the Galaxy Got Its Jets.

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Geoscience
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Textbook
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
NASA
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
01/01/2010
Administração Rural – Volume 1
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A coletânea de artigos constante neste volume apresenta uma série de estudos que cobre uma gama de áreas da Administração Rural, servindo de grande valia tanto para acadêmicos quanto para profissionais atuantes no mercado.

Subject:
Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Editora Poisson
Date Added:
11/04/2019
American Chemical Society - Chemistry Education Resources
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The chemistry education resources that the American Chemical Society has placed on its website are quite impressive, and are a must see for teachers, motivated students, and even parents. Visitors will find "Classroom Resources" that range from "Elementary/Middle School" to "Two-Year Colleges" to "Graduate Education," near the top of the homepage. Also included on the Education Resources page are the categories of "Exams, Assessments, Study Aids," "Professional and Program Development," and "Student Programs." The latter category offers some "Games" with fun names in the Elementary and Middle School section. There is "Avogadro's Element Hunt," where students help Avogadro, a mole with glasses and green shoes, to find chemical elements in three rooms of his house. "Meg A. Mole's Bouncy Ball Factory" has a blue-shoed mole making a ball out of starch, borax and glue, but she waits for the student to decide how much of each goes into the mixer.

Subject:
Education
Chemistry
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
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Simulation
Textbook
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
01/25/2012
American Mathematical Society Books Online
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The American Mathematical Society (AMS) was founded in 1888 in order to further mathematical research and scholarship. Since that time, they have embarked on a number of outreach programs designed to educate the public about the importance of various mathematical endeavors. In the past several years, they have been developing the AMS Books Online website, and it's quite a resource. The works were all originally published by the AMS, and they can be browsed by author or subject. The subject headings include analysis, general interest, logic and foundations, and number theory. Users can download individual chapters from each book, and there are currently over thirty books available on the site. Visitors should make sure and check back, as there are plans to add books to the site periodically.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
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Lesson Plan
Student Guide
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
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AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Date Added:
02/19/2010
Applied Management Science: Making Good Decisions
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Hossein Arsham, Professor of Management Science and Statistics at the University of Baltimore, developed this site for his Applied Management Science course. The intent of the course is "to provide decision makers and analysts with tools that provide a logical structure for understanding problems as well as mathematical techniques for solving the problems that have been formulated." The web site contains notes on the methodology of management science, implementation of management science projects, optimization, linear programming, and formulation of network problems.

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Education
Mathematics
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Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Arsham, Hossein.
Date Added:
05/10/2007
Aquarius: the World's Only Underwater Laboratory - Lessons (title provided or enhanced by cataloger)
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This is the education section of a larger site about the Aquarius underwater habitat in the Florida Keys. It includes classroom activities exploring concepts of buoyancy, pressure and light; a series of classroom activities exploring the biology of corals; and an on-line book about coral reef biology.

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Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Textbook
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
Date Added:
08/29/2001
Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier
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This website allows teachers to review three editions of the Astronomy: Journey to the Cosmic Frontier textbook. This website also provides teachers and students who are currently using the textbook resources that can be useful like web links, quizzes, images, and an ask the author discussion board.

Subject:
Education
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Date Added:
06/29/2004
BSCS: The Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
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BSCS is a nonprofit corporation that develops and supports the implementation of innovative science education curriculum for students in kindergarten through college.

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Computing and Information
Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Diagram/Illustration
Lesson Plan
Simulation
Student Guide
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Shodor
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
CSERD: Computational Science Education Reference Desk
Date Added:
10/30/2014
BYU Optics Education
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This web site contains the resources developed for an upper level optics course. It includes a full textbook and video resources for both labs and demonstrations.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Justin Peatross
Michael Ware
Date Added:
08/02/2011
Basic Liquid Chromatography
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This is a complete textbook of liquid chromatography by Yuri Kazakevich and Harold McNair on the Web. It is extraordinarily comprehensive in its coverage of fundamental chromatographic theory and instrumentation.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Chemistry
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Kazakevich, Yuri
McNair, Harold Monroe, 1933-.
Date Added:
05/17/2011
The Basics of MRI
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This textbook contains a comprehensive tour of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including the underlying mathematics and physics, image processing, and also job opportunities. This textbook also includes homework problems with solutions.

Subject:
Technology
Life Science
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Hornak, Joseph P.
Joseph Hornak
Date Added:
10/13/2005
The Basics of MRI
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An introduction to magnetic resonance imagining, which is based on the principles of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), a spectroscopic technique used by scientists to obtain microscopic chemical and physical information about molecules. See, in particular, The Mathematics of NMR: Exponential Functions, Trigonometric Functions, Differentials and Integrals, Vectors, Matrices, Coordinate Transformations, Convolutions, Imaginary Numbers, and The Fourier Transform. Includes a glossary, a list of symbols, and references. The text is available in English, Italian, and Russian.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Hornak, Joseph P.
Date Added:
04/21/2007
Basics of NMR
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Dr. Joseph Hornak of the Rochester Institute of Technology presents this high quality hypertextbook for in-depth coverage of the physics and technique behind Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) (For Dr. Hornak's Basics of MRI, see the August 4, 1999 Scout Report for Science & Engineering). The material is presented in a detailed and clear manner without over simplifying the concepts. Chapters include "The Mathematics of NMR," "Spin Physics," "NMR Spectroscopy," "Fourier Transforms," "Pulse Sequences," and much more. A chapter on "NMR Hardware" offers an overview of components (like the superconducting magnet and various coils) used in most NMR systems. The "Practical Considerations" chapter emphasizes spectroscopic techniques. With the screen split into two separate frames, explanatory graphics can be viewed alongside the text. A glossary and a list of symbols are also included in this carefully produced textbook.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Hornak, Joseph P.
Date Added:
10/31/2005
Basics of Radio Astronomy
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This online workbook is used for training teachers and volunteers who wish to operate the Goldstone-Apple Valley Radio Telescope. The students in this district operate the telescope from the Apple Valley location. Also, students and teachers across the country can register to operate the telescope from their own classrooms. This workbook can also be used as a resource for information on how radio telescopes work, the fundamentals of the electromagnetic spectrum, thermal and non-thermal radiation, 21-cm hydrogen line, Kirchhoff's laws of spectral analysis, the Doppler effect, coordinate systems, and the SETI project.

Subject:
Technology
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Unit of Study
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Diane Fisher
Fisher, Diane
Date Added:
12/01/2003
Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America
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This guide provides photographs and descriptions of biological control (or biocontrol) agents of insect, disease and weed pests in North America. It is also a tutorial on the concept and practice of biological control and integrated pest management (IPM). The guide currently includes individual pages of approximately 100 natural enemies of pest species, and continued expansion is planned. On each of these pages you will see photographs, descriptions of the life cycles and habits, and other useful information about each natural enemy. Four different types of natural enemies are covered in this guide, including parasitoids, predators, pathogens, and weed feeders. This information is broken down by family and the user may then select descriptions for any number of species.

Subject:
Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Hoffman, Michael P.
Shelton, Anthony M. (Anthony Minot)
Weeden, Catherine R.
Yaxin Li
Date Added:
03/13/2002
C++ Annotations
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Created by Frank B. Brokken of the Computing Center at the University of Groningen, this document is intended for ˘ď‹ďĐknowledgeable users of C (or any other language using a C-like grammar, like Perl or Java) who would like to know more about, or make the transition to, C++.˘ď‹ď Topics included are IO-streams, classes, memory allocation, and polymorphism. Also, the final chapter gives a number of concrete examples of C++ programs, classes, and templates which illustrate the concepts covered in the web page. This is an excellent site for students looking to learn C++ or for educators in computer programming.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Author:
Brokken, Frank B.
Date Added:
06/19/2007
Carnegie Mellon University: Introduction to Mechanisms
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Professors at Carnegie Mellon University have posted this Introduction to Mechanisms in HTML format. Easy to follow, this website provides a great overview of Physical Principles, Mechanisms, Machines, Basic Kinematics of Constrained Rigid Bodies, Planar Linkages, Cams, and Gears, among others mechanisms. Also provided are separate links to each of the figures within the text.

Subject:
Engineering
Technology
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
AMSER: Applied Math and Science Education Repository
Internet Scout Project
Date Added:
11/07/2005
Chapter 15: Authoring Curricular Material
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The Authoring Curricular Material Chapeter of the OSP User’s Guide describes Launcher and LaunchBuilder and shows how these programs are used to author, organize, and run Java-based curricular material. In order for most instructors to use OSP material in their courses (or in their educational, experimental, or theoretical research), the various physical models already available must be easily accessible, modifiable, and distributable. The paradigm for authoring, organizing, and running curricular material described in this Chapter uses the Launcher and LaunchBuilder programs to accomplish this goal.

Subject:
Technology
Education
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Mario Belloni
Wolfgang Christian
Date Added:
05/28/2008
Chariots for Apollo - A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft
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This site, originally published as part of NASA's History Series, presents a detailed history of the Apollo program. The story begins in the 1950s with early efforts to beat the Soviet Union into space, carries through the Kennedy administration, with its famous challenge to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth by the end of the 1960s, and culminates with the landing of Apollo 11 on the Moon in July 1969. The site features text, pictures, references, and several appendices containing more detailed information.

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Education Collection
Author:
Roger Launius
Date Added:
02/16/2011
The ChemWiki
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The ChemWiki project is a new approach toward chemistry education where an Open Access textbook environment is constantly being written and re-written partly by students and partly by faculty members resulting in a free Chemistry textbook to supplement or supplant conventional paper-based books. Anyone can view, although a freely available account is required to edit the site modules. The UCD ChemWiki was created and is currently directed by Prof. Delmar Larsen in the Chemistry department at UC Davis.

Subject:
Life Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
ComPADRE Digital Library
iLumina
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
iLumina Digital Library
Author:
Delmar Larsen (University of California, Davis;Chemistry)
Dr. Delmar Larsen
Date Added:
03/28/2010
The ChemWiki
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The ChemWiki project is a new approach toward chemistry education where an open access textbook environment is constantly being written and re-written partly by students and partly by faculty members resulting in a free chemistry textbook to supplement or supplant conventional paper-based books. Anyone can view, although a freely available account is required to edit the site modules.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Full Course
Simulation
Textbook
Unit of Study
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Chemistry Gateways and Resources
Date Added:
10/31/2014
Classical Electrodynamics
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This text covers the physics and classical mathematics necessary to understand electromagnetic fields in materials and at surfaces and interfaces. The third edition addresses the changes in emphasis and applications that have occurred in the past twenty years in physics.

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
John David Jackson
Date Added:
12/02/2003
Classical Mechanics
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John Taylor has brought to his new book, Classical Mechanics, all of the clarity and insight that made his Introduction to Error Analysis a best-selling text. Classical Mechanics is intended for students who have studied some mechanics in an introductory physics course, such as “freshman physics." With unusual clarity, the book covers most of the topics normally found in books at this level, including conservation laws, oscillations, Lagrangian mechanics, two-body problems, non-inertial frames, rigid bodies, normal modes, chaos theory, Hamiltonian mechanics, and continuum mechanics. A particular highlight is the chapter on chaos, which focuses on a few simple systems, to give a truly comprehensible introduction to the concepts that we hear so much about. At the end of each chapter is a large selection of interesting problems for the student, 744 in all, classified by topic and approximate difficulty, and ranging for simple exercises to challenging computer projects.

Subject:
Technology
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
John Taylor
Date Added:
09/29/2009
Computation and Problem Solving in Undergraduate Physics
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This is the home web site for a book in computational physics. This product of the Strengthening Computation in Undergraduate Physics Programs (CPSUP) project contains flexible text materials that are tailored for use in programs using a variety of different hardware platforms and software packages. A listing is given of the chapters of the book with links to the full table of contents for the chapters. A much more detailed description of the history of this project and of the structure of CPSUP is also available. As this highly customizable text is difficult to publish through traditional means, the author is taking orders for customized assemblages of the materials, producing the required number of bound copies, and shipping them to the end user. Details of the procedure are given.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Engineering
Education
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
David Cook
Date Added:
07/27/2007
Corrections to Solutions Manual for Gould & Tobochnik
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Corrections to Solutions Manual for the text by Harvey Gould and Jan Tobochnik, Statistical and Thermal Physics, Princeton University Press 92010).

Subject:
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Harvey Gould
Jan Tobochnik
Date Added:
10/08/2010
Curriculet
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Curriculet is a dynamic eReading web browser-based platform for schools that allows teachers to place a layer of questions, quizzes and rich media on top of books they teach. Teachers can deliver customized, Common Core aligned learning and digitally create and share their curriculum and lesson materials. Public domain books are available for free, though the company has also partnered with publishers to provide new titles at a low monthly subscription cost.

Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Social Sciences Gateways and Resources
Author:
Curriculet
Date Added:
05/15/2014
Differential Equations Textbook
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This is a free textbook which covers material for an introductory course on differential equations with some partial differential equations material, though it assumes knowledge of matrix theory. It includes a section on computing Fourier series of polynomials. It also includes a link to the freely available student solutions manual.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Mathematics Gateways and Resources
Author:
William F. Trench
Date Added:
04/04/2014
Dr. Art's Guide to Planet Earth
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This website complements the book "Dr. Art's Guide to Planet Earth" written by Dr. Art Sussman. The website includes animations, lesson plans and experiments that can be used in conjunction with the book. The number of items are continually being increased as a result of collaboration with K-12 teachers and field testing. It also includes the complete text of the first chapter which introduces systems thinking, Earth Systems Science, and the author's approach using three Earth Systems principles: 1) Earth is essentially a closed system for matter (Matter Cycles), 2) Earth is an open system for energy (Energy Flows), and 3) Earth is a networked system for life (Life Webs). Topics covered include systems thinking, the rock cycle, water cycle, carbon cycle, Earth's energy budget, greenhouse effect, biodiversity, ecosystems, extinction, ozone hole, loss of biodiversity, climate change, local environmental issues, conservation and renewable resources. The book and website are being used in middle school, high school, college, teacher preservice, and teacher inservice.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Interactive
Textbook
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
DLESE Community Collection
Author:
Art Sussman
Date Added:
03/01/2000
EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 10: Electrodynamics
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Chapter 10 computes the electric fields due to static and moving charges, describes methods for computing the electric potential in boundary value problems, and solves Maxwell's equations numerically.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Date Added:
03/21/2010
EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 17: Visualization and Rigid Body Dynamics
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The EJS adaptation of An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods Chapter 17 studies affine transformations in order to visualize objects in three dimensions. We then solve Euler's equation of motion for rigid body dynamics using the quaternion representation of rotations.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Technology
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Date Added:
02/10/2011
EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 1: Introduction to modeling
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We introduce the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) edition of An Introduction to Computer Simulation Methods and discuss the importance of computers in physics and the nature of computer simulation. Various computer languages are considered and we show how the EJS modeling and authoring tool allows us to separate the model into logical parts and to separate the model from the view. Students learn the logic of computer modeling using loops and control structures as they study algorithms used in professional practice. Students are also introduced to object-oriented programming concepts by using object properties and methods when they create user interfaces. However, little user-interface coding is required because the user interface is created automatically by EJS. Easy Java Simulations is built using the Open Source Physics code library and produces XML-based source code. The use of XML is important because it enables users to describe and store the model at a high level of abstraction, thereby leaving the Java implementation to EJS. A tutorial at the end of Chapter 1 describes this process.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Date Added:
08/18/2009
EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 2: Creating simulations
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Chapter 2 introduces Java syntax and EJS elements in the context of simulating the motion of falling particles near the Earth's surface. A simple Euler algorithm for solving first-order differential equations numerically is discussed and this algorithm is shown to produce errors when compared to an analytic solution.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Date Added:
08/18/2009
EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 3: Simulating Particle Motion
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Chapter 3 discusses several numerical methods needed to simulate the motion of particles using Newton's laws and introduces the Ordinary Differential Equation (ODE) editor that makes it possible to select different numerical algorithms for ODE-based models. EJS 3D elements are also introduced to model motion in three dimensions.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Date Added:
08/18/2009
EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 4: Oscillations
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Chapter 4 explores the behavior of oscillatory systems, including the simple harmonic oscillator, a simple pendulum, and electrical circuits and we introduce the concept of phase space. We also show how the EJS ODE editor is used to solve arrays of differential equations.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Date Added:
08/18/2009
EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 5: Few-Body Problems
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Chapter 5 applies Newton's laws of motion to planetary motion and other systems of a few particles and explores some of the counter-intuitive consequences of Newton's laws.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Date Added:
02/27/2010
EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 6: The Chaotic Motion of Dynamical Systems
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Chapter 6 studies simple nonlinear deterministic models that exhibit chaotic behavior. We will find that the use of the computer to do numerical experiments will help us gain insight into the nature of chaos.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Date Added:
03/21/2010
EJS CSM Textbook Chapter 7: Random Processes
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This book chapter introduces Random processes in the context of several simple physical systems, including random walks on a lattice, polymers, and diffusion controlled chemical reactions. The generation of random number sequences also is discussed.

Subject:
Computing and Information
Mathematics
Physics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
ComPADRE Digital Library
Provider Set:
ComPADRE: Resources for Physics and Astronomy Education
Author:
Wolfgang Christian
Date Added:
05/17/2011
Earth: Inside and Out
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This book of 19 essays, written by Earth scientists, provides insight into the dynamic processes that shape the Earth. The essays are supported by case studies describing a range of research projects (including Looking for Life in Antarctica-and Mars, Mapping Mt. Rainer, and Mapping Hot Springs on the Deep Ocean Floor) and profiles of historically significant Earth scientists (Including Inge Lehmann, Milutin Milankovitch, and Harold C. Urey). The essays, case studies, and profiles are organized along the same themes explored in the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, (How do we read the rocks?; How has the Earth evolved?; Why are there ocean basins, mountains and continents?; What causes climate and climate change?; Why is the Earth habitable?) a large, permanent exhibition that opened at the Museum in 1999.

Subject:
Technology
History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Case Study
Interactive
Textbook
Provider:
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Earth and Space Science Reviewed Collection
Date Added:
05/01/2001