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5 Esential Tools for Reconstructing the Ballistic Trajectory of a Projectile
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Reconstructing a crime scene to gather solid evidence is all about having the right tools to identify, mark, photograph and measure the ballistic trajectory of a projectile within +/- 5 degrees of accuracy.

Here are five tools that are essential for every investigator as they conduct crime scene reconstruction (descriptions on website).
1. Bright String
2. Trajectory Rods
3. Protractors
4. Angle Measuring Tool
5. Lasers

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Science
Forensic Science
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Date Added:
02/04/2019
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 ensures 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.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
David Lippman
Jay Abramson
Jean-Marie Magnier
Melonie Rasmussen
Nicholas Belloit
Rachael Gross
Rick Norwood
Valeree Falduto
Date Added:
01/29/2015
Algorithms
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This book aims to be an accessible introduction into the design and analysis of efficient algorithms. Throughout the book we will introduce only the most basic techniques and describe the rigorous mathematical methods needed to analyze them.

The topics covered include:

The divide and conquer technique.
The use of randomization in algorithms.
The general, but typically inefficient, backtracking technique.
Dynamic programming as an efficient optimization for some backtracking algorithms.
Greedy algorithms as an optimization of other kinds of backtracking algorithms.
Hill-climbing techniques, including network flow.

The goal of the book is to show you how you can methodically apply different techniques to your own algorithms to make them more efficient. While this book mostly highlights general techniques, some well-known algorithms are also looked at in depth. This book is written so it can be read from "cover to cover" in the length of a semester, where sections marked with a * may be skipped.

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Math
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
04/09/2018
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.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Brandon Poe
Dean H. Kruse
Eddie Johnson
James A. Wise
J. Gordon Betts
Jody E. Johnson
Kelly A. Young
Mark Womble
Oksana Korol
Peter DeSaix
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03/06/2013
Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
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Veterinary nurses need to have a firm grasp of the normal structure of an animal’s body and how it functions before they can understand the effect diseases and injuries have and the best ways to treat them. This book describes the structure of the animal body and the way in which it works. Animals encountered in normal veterinary practice are used as examples where possible.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Textbook
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Wikibooks
Author:
Ruth Lawson
Date Added:
04/09/2018
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.

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Information Processing
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Textbook
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Wikibooks
Date Added:
04/09/2018
Applied Ecology
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Applied ecology is a framework for the application of knowledge about ecosystems so that actions can be taken to create a better balance and harmony between people and nature in order to reduce human impact on other beings and their habitats.

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Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
04/09/2018
Applied Finite Mathematics
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Applied Finite Mathematics covers topics including linear equations, matrices, linear programming, the mathematics of finance, sets and counting, probability, Markov chains, and game theory. Endorsed by CollegeOpenTextbooks.org.

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Economics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Rupinder Sekhon
Date Added:
10/02/2018
Art History
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The history of Art is long and varied, spanning tens of thousands of years from ancient paintings on the walls of caves
to the glow of computer-generated images on the screens of the 21st century.

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Arts Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
02/27/2015
Basic Computing Using Windows
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A computer is an automatic, electronic, data-processing machine that takes in facts and figures known as data, and then processes or organizes it in some useful way. Afterwards it outputs, or displays, the results for you to see as information. Keep in mind that data is not information. Rather, information is the knowledge that you, the end-user, derive from accurate data that are entered into a computer. Only after processing, is data transformed into information which is then used for decision making. (Almost) each part of a computer can be classified as either hardware or software.

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Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
04/09/2018
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 Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Author:
Kieran Maher
Date Added:
04/09/2018
Bertino Forensics
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Since 2004, the Bertino Forensics Science Institute has become a leading forensics training programs for teachers in the United States attracting participants from over thirty states and as far away as Myanmar, Taipei and Russia. Our program includes our forensic textbook (Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations), additional teaching resources and teacher education opportunities through workshops, conference presentations, seminars and Webinars. These provide educators with hands-on experiences that inspire and educate students in the principles of scientific inquiry, analysis and creative thinking.

Subject:
Science
Biology
Forensic Science
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Lesson
Reading
Textbook
Date Added:
01/17/2019
Biology
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Biology 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 clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Author:
Connie Rye
Jean DeSaix
Jung Choi
Robert Wise
Vladimir Jurukovski
Date Added:
08/22/2012
Blended Learning in K-12
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This book,"Blended Learning in K-12", is an overview of the concept of "blended learning" and how it relates to the integration of technologies in the K-12 environment. Dr. N.I. Scagnoli, the course instructor, has guided the students of the CTER 7 cohort in the creation of this book. This could not have happened in the 1980s. (By way of explanation to non-Americans, K-12 means all primary and secondary schooling).

Subject:
Practical & Applied Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Author:
N.I. Scagnoli
Date Added:
04/09/2018
Blender 3D: Noob to Pro
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Blender 3D: Noob to Pro is a product of shared effort by numerous team members and anonymous editors. Its purpose is to teach people how to create three-dimensional computer graphics using Blender, a free software application. This book is intended to be used in conjunction with other on-line resources that complement it.

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Graphic Arts
Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
04/09/2018
Brief Calculus
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This short text is designed more for self-study or review than for classroom use; full solutions are given for nearly all the end-of-chapter problems. For a more traditional text designed for classroom use, see Fundamentals of Calculus (http://www.lightandmatter.com/fund/). The focus is mainly on integration and differentiation of functions of a single variable, although iterated integrals are discussed. Infinitesimals are used when appropriate, and are treated more rigorously than in old books like Thompson's Calculus Made Easy, but in less detail than in Keisler's Elementary Calculus: An Approach Using Infinitesimals. Numerical examples are given using the open-source computer algebra system Yacas, and Yacas is also used sometimes to cut down on the drudgery of symbolic techniques such as partial fractions. Proofs are given for all important results, but are often relegated to the back of the book, and the emphasis is on teaching the techniques of calculus rather than on abstract results.

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCCampus
Provider Set:
BCCampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Benjamin Crowell
Date Added:
10/18/2014
Business Ethics
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Business Ethics is a derived copy from the Corporate Governance course. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to ethics in business and provides modules in Ethical Leadership, Ethical Decision-Making, Social Responsibility, and Corporate Governance to respond to AACSB accreditation requirements. Students will actively study ethical theory by carrying out exercises to help them build theory-based tools for encountering ethical problems in business practice. They will also work with cases in business ethics designed to give them practice in developing skills of ethical leadership, ethical decision-making, and carrying out socio-technical analyses to respond to issues of social responsibility. Business Ethics culminates in a peer reviewed Ethics Bowl competition in which students will practice ethics advocacy in a variety of moral ecologies in business. Business Ethics has been developed through the NSF-funded project, "Collaborative Development of Ethics Across the Curriculum Resources and Sharing of Best Practices," NSF SES 0551779.

Subject:
Arts Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Textbook
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
William Frey
Date Added:
10/02/2018
C Programming
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C is the most commonly used programming language for writing operating systems. The first operating system written in C is Unix. Later operating systems like GNU/Linux were all written in C. Not only is C the language of operating systems, it is the precursor and inspiration for almost all of the most popular high-level languages available today. In fact, Perl, PHP, Python and Ruby are all written in C. By way of analogy, let's say that you were going to be learning Spanish, Italian, French, or Portuguese. Do you think knowing Latin would be helpful? Just as Latin was the basis of all of those languages, knowing C will enable you to understand and appreciate an entire family of programming languages built upon the traditions of C. Knowledge of C enables freedom.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
04/09/2018
C# Programming
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Although C# is derived from the C programming language, it introduces some unique and powerful features, such as delegates (which can be viewed as type-safe function pointers) and lambda expressions which introduce elements of functional programming languages, as well as a simpler single class inheritance model (than C++) and, for those of you with experience in "C-like" languages, a very familiar syntax that may help beginners become proficient faster than its predecessors. Similar to Java, it is object-oriented, comes with an extensive class library, and supports exception handling, multiple types of polymorphism, and separation of interfaces from implementations. Those features, combined with its powerful development tools, multi-platform support, and generics, make C# a good choice for many types of software development projects: rapid application development projects, projects implemented by individuals or large or small teams, Internet applications, and projects with strict reliability requirements. Testing frameworks such as NUnit make C# amenable to test-driven development and thus a good language for use with Extreme Programming (XP). Its strong typing helps to prevent many programming errors that are common in weakly typed languages.

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Computer Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
04/09/2018
CSI in Your Classroom: Learning Ballistics and Physics from FBI Secret Agents
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Aspiring secret agents will soon be able to get a head start on their training.
London-based startup Forensic Outreach has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $150,000 for “CASE Academy: The School for CSIs and Special Agents.” With successful fundraising, the site will offer forensic-focused courses for students in grades 6-12, covering material from crime scene investigation to ballistics and criminal psychology, with lectures developed and presented by forensic pathology experts and former FBI agents. The site is slated for release in February 2016.
“We all have a morbid fascination with crime scenes,” Kimberlee Sue Moran, founder of Forensic Outreach, told EdSurge. “It ties into basic human nature: We like puzzles, we like to figure things out. This is an imaginative way to teach the basic fundamentals of science.”
“We can teach physics by looking at the trajectory of a bullet, or anatomy and human physiology through forensic pathology.”
CASE Academy plans to offer resources beyond online lectures. According to Shivani Lamba, the program’s director, the site will also offer lesson plans, classroom activities, quizzes, online certificates and virtual simulations of an autopsy room or trace laboratory.
“Security science and forensics are glamorized in popular media, and can serve as an excellent conduit to inspire students to pursue STEM careers,” explained Lamba. As she sees it, CASE Academy can make science units exciting by relating them to pop culture, like CSI or Serial. (Forensic Outreach served as a consultant on the eleventh episode of the podcast phenomenon this fall.) She explains, “We can teach physics by looking at the trajectory of a bullet, or anatomy and human physiology through forensic pathology.”

The lessons aren’t make-believe or roleplay; Forensic Science has enlisted educators with unusual backgrounds. Dr. William Tobin, former FBI special agent and Chief FBI Forensic Metallurgist, will contribute to several units involving metallurgy. Tobin served as an FBI agent under J. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the FBI, in the 1970s, after serving as a combat platoon commander in the US Marine Corps and working as a nuclear research metallurgist.
As Tobin sees it, educating young people about forensics isn’t just a way to get them interested in science--it’s also essential for developing informed citizens.
“Educating younger adults reduces the difficulty of turning around a battleship in a bathtub,” Tobin told EdSurge. “Forensic practices have been imbued with false beliefs and fallacies for over a hundred years--the longer false beliefs and fallacies are held, the more difficult it is to correct them.” Tobin hopes that CASE Academy will help correct the general public's misconceptions about forensic science, like theories of how to identify arson from a fire, often learned from TV shows and popular culture. As he envisions it, engaging modules about forensic science could lead to educated students who become “a more informed judiciary and juries,” reducing “risks of forensic error, poor judicial rulings and wrongful convictions.”
Thomas Mauriello, former special agent and Chief of Polygraph at the US Department of Defense, agrees. Mauriello, who teaches a Crime Laboratory course at the University of Maryland and posts a show about forensics online, will contribute to CASE Academy’s modules about polygraphs and crime scene investigation. He sees the site as having the potential to take advantage of the fascination sparked by shows like CSI and Law & Order, while also educating the viewer.

Subject:
Science
Forensic Science
Material Type:
Textbook
Date Added:
02/04/2019