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This text is written in such a manner that it would be fairly easy to customize the content to fit the aaverill instructors preferences.
The content is accurate, the text comprehensive and could easily be used in a general chemistry curriculum. Chemical Equilibrium Chapter Also, all chapters have links that refer back to previous chapters but none of the links opened on my PC.
General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications
It is well organized and is laid out in the traditional approach. Teaching at a community college with a significant minority population and a large number of first generation students where the costs of a college education is a significant issue, I am always looking for ways to lower the cost of their education without compromising quality. The author uses the above iridium example in a very nice discussion of the scientific method.
In the preface, the authors list eight specific Topics relevant to materials science are ane introduced to meet the more specific needs of engineering students. Unfortunately, because of the significant formatting issues present I will be unable to utilize this text. While I did not find anything that was culturally insensitive or offensive, I also did not find much that showed human culture at all.
Ethanol has an enthalpy of vaporization of The text is designed to serve biological and biomedical students, engineering students, general education students, health sciences students, pre-medical science students, and science majors requiring at least one year course in general chemistry Finally, the authors made a conscious effort to treat material that has traditionally been relegated to boxes, and thus perhaps perceived as peripheral by the students, by incorporating bruve into the text to serve as a learning tool.
Personally, chapter 8 should have been merged with chapter 2. A chapter with covalent and ionic bonds should have presented along with Lewis dot structures.
The chemistry book has been written to reflect the traditional order of topics. In the preface, the authors list eight specific objectives they wish to accomplish with this text and I feel that they do indeed accomplish their goal. Chemical Reactions Chapter 4: Comments Teaching at a community college with a significant minority population and a large number of first generation students where the costs of a college education is a significant issue, I am always looking for ways to lower the cost of their education without compromising quality.
The technical errors in this textbook are glaring and should be unacceptable.
General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications – Open Textbook Library
While the overall text and content of the textbook are the same in both versions, the online version is a much better textbook than the pdf version. Simply put; there are just too many errors in equation both chemical and mathematical formatting to make this text useable.
Although not super exciting, it is quite clear and consistent…. Terminology and framework is consistent. The last chapter involving organic chemistry was tacked on and appeared to be rushed to make a comprehensive textbook. Minor formatting issues in chapter The flow is good. In his European position, Dr. It is best to use Equation Editor to write the answers, and show eldrredge answers and equations, line by line, where dimensional analysis would be easier to understand.
Comments While the overall text and content of the textbook are the same in both versions, the online version is a much better textbook than the pdf version. With the exception of the first chapter, I found the text readily divisible into smaller segments. If you ever decide to write a new version or if you are considering adopting this book for your own classesit would be nice to have some post information included; also, PLEASE include a table of contents in the PDF version of the textbook!!!
Overall I agerill this book, and given a few additions and changes, it would be great as well. I did not see overlapping definitions, or exceptions to previous sections, etc. These accuracy issues apply only due to formatting in the pdf version. Hruce is a disappointing example of an brjce open textbook.
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The pdf version would be impossible, as there is no table of contents, and it is trial and error with a lot of scrolling to find out where bryce are.
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Some of the images seem to be relatively small and I was wondering eldregde these would look on a smaller tablet or IPad which is what many of my students use. In addition, she has advanced offshore sailing qualifications patrucia both the Royal Yachting Association in Britain and the American Sailing Association.
I would not consider using this open textbook for my classes, and furthermore, I burce encourage the authors, the publisher, and the University of Minnesota to remove this content from the web unless and until it can be presented in a more responsible fashion.
I was excited to learn of the Open Textbook Library as a method of reducing textbook costs and since a major part of my teaching load is teaching the year long general chemistry sequence I was hopeful that wldredge text would meet my needs. She has also been awarded a patent for her work on catalytic coal liquefaction. Eldredge has published more than a dozen articles dealing with synthetic inorganic chemistry and catalysis, including several seminal studies describing new synthetic approaches to metal-sulfur clusters.
He was promoted inafter which he moved to the University of Virginia, where he was promoted to Professor in We need to have future STEM scientists write manuscripts and textbooks that are free of grammatical errors.