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ABILITY - Visualizing the Unimaginable - TU Delft OCW
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Students and professionals in science, design and technology have to develop and communicate concepts that are often difficult to comprehend for the public, their peers and even themselves.

IMAGE | ABILITY – Visualizing the Unimaginable, will help you enhance your communication and interpersonal skills and provide insight, tips and tricks to make such complex and seemingly unimaginable concepts and ideas imaginable.

After finishing this course you will be more skilled in finding the right visual language to convey your ideas, thoughts and vision. You will be able to illustrate units and quantities, concepts and themes and you will know how to unravel complexity by using diagrams and schemes.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
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Full Course
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
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Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr.ir. M.C. Stellingwerff
Date Added:
10/26/2021
AC Circuits
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This eBook was written as the sequel to the eBook titled DC Circuits, which was written in 2016 by Chad Davis.
This eBook covers Alternating Current (AC) circuit theory as well us a brief introduction of electronics. It is
broken up into seven modules. Module 1 covers the basic theory of AC signals. Since only DC sources are used in
the first eBook, details of AC signals such as sinusoidal waveforms (or sine waves), square waves, and triangle
waves are provided. Module 2, titled AC Circuits Math Background, covers the mathematics background needed
for solving AC circuit problems. The background material in Modules 1 and 2 are combined in Module 3 to solve
circuits with AC sources that include resistors, inductors, and capacitors (RLC circuits).

Subject:
Engineering
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Date Added:
01/07/2017
AC Electrical Circuit Analysis: A Practical Approach
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Welcome to the AC Electrical Circuit Analysis, an open educational resource (OER). The goal of this text is to introduce the theory and practical application of analysis of AC electrical circuits. It assumes familiarity with DC circuit analysis. If you have not studied DC circuit analysis, it is strongly recommended that you read the companion OER text, DC Electrical Circuit Analysis before continuing. Both texts are offered free of charge under a Creative Commons non-commercial, share-alike with attribution license. For your convenience, along with the free pdf and odt files, print copies are available at a very modest charge. Check my web sites for links.

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Engineering
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Textbook
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Dissidents
Author:
James M. Fiore
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance - 3rd edition
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Aerodynamics and Aircraft Performance, 3rd edition is a college undergraduate-level introduction to aircraft aerodynamics and performance. This text is designed for a course in Aircraft Performance that is taught before the students have had any course in fluid mechanics, fluid dynamics, or aerodynamics. The text is meant to provide the essential information from these types of courses that is needed for teaching basic subsonic aircraft performance, and it is assumed that the students will learn the full story of aerodynamics in other, later courses. The text assumes that the students will have had a university level Physics sequence in which they will have been introduced to the most fundamental concepts of statics, dynamics, fluid mechanics, and basic conservation laws that are needed to understand the coverage that follows. It is also assumed that students will have completed first year university level calculus sequence plus a course in multi-variable calculus. Separate courses in engineering statics and dynamics are helpful but not necessary. Any student who takes a course using this text after completing courses in aerodynamics or fluid dynamics should find the chapters of this book covering those subjects an interesting review of the material.

The 236-page text was created specifically for use by undergraduate students in Aerospace Engineering and was based on Professor Marchman’s many years of experience teaching related subject matter as well as his numerous wind tunnel research projects related to aircraft aerodynamics and his personal experience as the owner and pilot of a general aviation airplane. It has been used at Virginia Tech and other universities.

Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are requested to register their interest at: https://bit.ly/aerodynamics_interest.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Virginia Tech
Author:
James F. Marchman III
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Aerospace Structures
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Aerospace Structures by Eric Raymond Johnson is a 600+ page text and reference book for junior, senior, and graduate-level aerospace engineering students. The text begins with a discussion of the aerodynamic and inertia loads acting on aircraft in symmetric flight and presents a linear theory for the status and dynamic response of thin-walled straight bars with closed and open cross-sections. Isotropic and fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials including temperature effects are modeled with Hooke’s law. Methods of analyses are by differential equations, Castigliano’s theorems, the direct stiffness method, the finite element method, and Lagrange’s equations. There are numerous examples for the response axial bars, beams, coplanar trusses, coplanar frames, and coplanar curved bars. Failure initiation by the von Mises yield criterion, buckling, wing divergence, fracture, and by Puck’s criterion for FRP composites are presented in the examples.

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Problem sets: http://hdl.handle.net/10919/104169
LaTeX sourcefiles: Expected spring 2022
Print (Softcover. Does not include appendix): https://www.amazon.com/dp/1949373444.

Professors, if you are reviewing this book for adoption in your course, please let us know here: http://bit.ly/interest-aerospace-structures. Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are especially encouraged to sign up.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
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Virginia Tech
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Author:
Johnson Eric R
Date Added:
03/21/2022
Aging Well: Solutions to the Most Pressing Global Challenges of Aging
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This open access book outlines the challenges of supporting the health and wellbeing of older adults around the world and offers examples of solutions designed by stakeholders, healthcare providers, and public, private and nonprofit organizations in the United States. The solutions presented address challenges including: providing person-centered long-term care, making palliative care accessible in all healthcare settings and the home, enabling aging-in-place, financing long-term care, improving care coordination and access to care, delivering hospital-level and emergency care in the home and retirement community settings, merging health and social care, supporting people living with dementia and their caregivers, creating communities and employment opportunities that are accessible and welcoming to those of all ages and abilities, and combating the stigma of aging. The innovative programs of support and care in Aging Well serve as models of excellence that, when put into action, move health spending toward a sustainable path and greatly contribute to the well-being of older adults.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Social Work
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Author:
Jean Galiana
William A. Haseltine
Date Added:
10/05/2021
Anatomy and Physiology YouTube Channel
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Short, animated videos on many Anatomy and Physiology topics. Videos used in college courses and cover the content presented in the first 2 semesters of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing/Allied Health students.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
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Author:
Dr. Bruce Forciea
Date Added:
02/05/2020
Aplicaciones y Teoría de Ingeniería de Microondas
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El actual crecimiento de las comunicaciones inalámbricas, debido al incremento de las comunicaciones de voz, vídeo y consumo de datos está causando una creciente demanda de la cantidad de canales y el ancho de banda, esto, está impulsando a los sistemas transceptores de comunicación hacia frecuencias de microondas y de ondas milimétricas para satisfacer la demanda mundial de mayores velocidades de transmisión de banda ancha, los sistemas de comunicación de comunicación inalámbrica requiere también de n desarrollo a la par de esta demanda. La Teoría electromagnética proporciona la base para todos los circuitos de microondas que hizo posible los grandes avances logrados por el campo de microondas. Es importante entender que la teoría de campo de microondas es sólo una parte de la teoría del campo electromagnético en general.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
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Author:
Ebert Gabriel San Román Castillo
Efraín Zenteno Bolaños
Lee Victoria Gonzales Fuentes
Manuel Gustavo Sotomayor Polar
Patricia Raquel Castillo Araníbar
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Applications of ICT in Libraries
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The Advanced Certificate and the Advanced Diploma in Applications of ICT in Libraries permit library staff to obtain accreditation for their skills in the use of ICT. Anyone can make use of the materials and assessment is available in variety of modes, including distance learning.

Subject:
Information Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
06/15/2019
Applied Fluid Mechanics Lab Manual
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This lab manual provides students with the theory, practical applications, objectives, and laboratory procedure of ten experiments. The manual also includes educational videos showing how student should run each experiment and a workbook for organizing data collected in the lab and preparing result tables and charts.

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Engineering
Physical Science
Material Type:
Textbook
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University of Texas at Arlington
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Mavs Open Press
Author:
Habib Ahmari
Shah Md Imran Kabir
Date Added:
01/03/2020
Aprendiendo a Programar en Python con mi Computador: Primeros pasos rumbo a cómputos de gran escala en las Ciencias e Ingenierías
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Este libro está dirigido, principalmente, a Estudiantes y Docentes que quieren aprender a programar como forma de fortalecer sus capacidades cognoscitivas y así obtener un beneficio adicional de su computador para lograr un mejor provecho de sus estudios. Dada la orientación del libro respecto a programar para resolver problemas asociados a las Ciencias e Ingenierías, el requisito mínimo de matemáticas que hemos elegido para presentar el contenido del mismo se cubre, normalmente, en el tercer año del bachillerato. No obstante, el requisito no es obligatorio para leer el libro en su totalidad y adquirir los conocimientos de programación obviando el contenido matemático.

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Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
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Project LATIn: The Latin American Open Textbook Initiative
Author:
Héctor Fernández
Juan Carlos Ruiz
Sergio Rojas
Date Added:
12/05/2019
Architectural Design 1 Model
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Architectural and Structural Engineering provides learning opportunities for students interested in preparing for careers in such areas as architecture, industrial design, and civil engineering.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
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Butte County Office of Education
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CTE Online
Date Added:
10/26/2021
Arecibo Message
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This two week assignment asks students to interpret and analyze the 1974 Arecibo Message sent by Drake and Sagan. Week 1 introduces the concepts behind the construction of the message and engages with a critical analysis of the architecture and the contents of the message. Week 2 asks students to develop software in a Jupyter Notebook (available for free from the Anaconda Python Distribution) to interpret messages that were similar to those produced by Drake and Sagan.

Subject:
Computer Science
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Activity/Lab
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CUNY Academic Works
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LaGuardia Community College
Author:
Joshua P Tan
Date Added:
06/15/2019
Art Appreciation and Techniques
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This course is an exploration of visual art forms and their cultural connections for the student with little experience in the visual arts. It includes a brief study of art history and in depth studies of the elements, media, and methods used in creative processes and thought. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: interpret examples of visual art using a five-step critical process that includes description, analysis, context, meaning, and judgment; identify and describe the elements and principles of art; use analytical skills to connect formal attributes of art with their meaning and expression; explain the role and effect of the visual arts in societies, history, and other world cultures; articulate the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic themes and issues that artists examine in their work; identify the processes and materials involved in art and architectural production; utilize information to locate, evaluate, and communicate information about visual art in its various forms. Note that this course is an alternative to the Saylor FoundationĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺ_s ARTH101A and has been developed through a partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; the Saylor Foundation has modified some WSBCTC materials. This free course may be completed online at any time. (Art History 101B)

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Arts and Humanities
Art History
Visual Arts
World Cultures
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Assessment
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The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
06/14/2019
BSc Optics
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This book treats optics at the level of students in the later stage of their bachelor or the beginning of their master. It is assumed that the student is familiar with Maxwell’s equations. Although the book takes account of the fact that optics is part of electromagnetism, special emphasis is put on the usefulness of approximate models of optics, their hierarchy and limits of validity. Approximate models such as geometrical optics and paraxial geometrical optics are treated extensively and applied to image formation by the human eye, the microscope and the telescope.

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Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Author:
Aurèle J.L. Adam
H. Paul Urbach
Sander Konijnenberg
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Basic Concepts of Structural Design for Architecture Students
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This book aims to narrate fundamental concepts of structural design to architecture students such that they have minimum involvement with math problem-solving. Within this book, students learn about different types of loads, forces and vector addition, the concept of equilibrium, internal forces, geometrical and material properties of structural elements, and rules of thumb for estimating the proportion of some structural systems such as catenary cables and arches, trusses, and frame structures.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Author:
Anahita Khodadadi
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Basic Engineering Science - A Systems, Accounting, and Modeling Approach
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This textbook is based on a different paradigm for organizing an engineering science core --- a systems, accounting and modeling approach --- that emphasizes the common, underlying concepts of engineering science. Although this approach is not new, as most graduate students have been struck by this idea sometime during their graduate education, its use as the organizing principle for an undergraduate curriculum is new. By focusing on the underlying concepts and stressing the similarities between subjects that are often perceived by students (and taught by faculty) as unconnected topics, this approach provides engineering students a foundational framework for recognizing and building connections as they travel through their education.

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Engineering
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Textbook
Provider:
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Author:
Donald E. Richards
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Basic Physics of Nuclear Medicine
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Nuclear Medicine is a fascinating application of nuclear physics. The first ten chapters of this wikibook are intended to support a basic introductory course in an early semester of an undergraduate program. They assume that students have completed decent high school programs in maths and physics and are concurrently taking subjects in the medical sciences. Additional chapters cover more advanced topics in this field. Our focus in this wikibook is the diagnostic application of Nuclear Medicine. Therapeutic applications are considered in a separate wikibook, "Radiation Oncology".

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Author:
Kieran Maher
Date Added:
06/15/2019
Basics of Fluid Mechanics
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The topic of fluid mechanics is common to several disciplines: mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, and civil engineering. In fact, it is also related to disciplines like industrial engineering, and electrical engineering. While the emphasis is somewhat different in this book, the common material is presented and hopefully can be used by all. One can only admire the wonderful advances done by the previous geniuses who work in this field. In this book it is hoped to insert, what and when a certain model is suitable than other models.

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Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Genick Bar-Meir
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Bio Inspired Design
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The course Bio-Inspired Design gives an overview of non-conventional mechanical approaches in nature and shows how this knowledge can lead to more creativity in mechanical design and to better (simpler, smaller, more robust) solutions than with conventional technology. The course discusses a large number of biological organisms with smart constructions, unusual mechanisms or clever sensing and processing methods and presents a number of technical examples and designs of bio-inspired instruments and machines.

Subject:
Architecture and Design
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Reading
Provider:
Delft University of Technology
Provider Set:
Delft University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Dr.ir. P. Breedveld
Date Added:
10/26/2021
Bio-Inspired Sensory Systems
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Using natural sensory system concepts to develop and improve sensory systems will continue to thrive for many years to come. Technology advances rapidly (Moore’s Law) as does our understanding of biological principles and designs. These trends fuel the fertile grounds of bio-inspired sensory systems, a topic that is inherently multidisciplinary. This book will serve well as either an academic text on the subject or an introduction to the variety of proven bio-inspired designs. The focus is on sensory systems that interpret environmental stimuli. It introduces natural photo-, mechano-, and chemo-sensory systems across the animal kingdom and also summarizes various novel engineering ideas that glean ideas from these natural sensory systems.

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Engineering
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Florida State University
Author:
Geoffrey Brooks
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Biology, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System, Digestive System Processes
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe the process of digestionDetail the steps involved in digestion and absorptionDefine eliminationExplain the role of both the small and large intestines in absorption

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System, Digestive Systems
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Explain the processes of digestion and absorptionCompare and contrast different types of digestive systemsExplain the specialized functions of the organs involved in processing food in the bodyDescribe the ways in which organs work together to digest food and absorb nutrients

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Nutrition and the Digestive System, Nutrition and Energy Production
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Explain why an animal’s diet should be balanced and meet the needs of the bodyDefine the primary components of foodDescribe the essential nutrients required for cellular function that cannot be synthesized by the animal bodyExplain how energy is produced through diet and digestionDescribe how excess carbohydrates and energy are stored in the body

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
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Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Reproduction and Development, Fertilization
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Discuss internal and external methods of fertilizationDescribe the methods used by animals for development of offspring during gestationDescribe the anatomical adaptions that occurred in animals to facilitate reproduction

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Reproduction and Development, Fertilization and Early Embryonic Development
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Discuss how fertilization occursExplain how the embryo forms from the zygoteDiscuss the role of cleavage and gastrulation in animal development

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Reproduction and Development, Hormonal Control of Human Reproduction
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By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:Describe the roles of male and female reproductive hormonesDiscuss the interplay of the ovarian and menstrual cyclesDescribe the process of menopause

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Reproduction and Development, Human Pregnancy and Birth
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Explain fetal development during the three trimesters of gestationDescribe labor and deliveryCompare the efficacy and duration of various types of contraceptionDiscuss causes of infertility and the therapeutic options available

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Reproduction and Development, Human Reproductive Anatomy and Gametogenesis
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe human male and female reproductive anatomiesDiscuss the human sexual responseDescribe spermatogenesis and oogenesis and discuss their differences and similarities

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Animal Structure and Function, Animal Reproduction and Development, Reproduction Methods
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Describe advantages and disadvantages of asexual and sexual reproductionDiscuss asexual reproduction methodsDiscuss sexual reproduction methods

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Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Animal Structure and Function, Osmotic Regulation and Excretion, Excretion Systems
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Explain how vacuoles, present in microorganisms, work to excrete wasteDescribe the way in which flame cells and nephridia in worms perform excretory functions and maintain osmotic balanceExplain how insects use Malpighian tubules to excrete wastes and maintain osmotic balance

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020
Biology, Animal Structure and Function, Osmotic Regulation and Excretion, Hormonal Control of Osmoregulatory Functions
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By the end of this section, you will be able to:Explain how hormonal cues help the kidneys synchronize the osmotic needs of the bodyDescribe how hormones like epinephrine, norepinephrine, renin-angiotensin, aldosterone, anti-diuretic hormone, and atrial natriuretic peptide help regulate waste elimination, maintain correct osmolarity, and perform other osmoregulatory functions

Subject:
Applied Science
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mindy Boland
Date Added:
02/21/2020