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Textbooks in Science and Mathematics

Open Textbooks
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Below is a list of open and free textbooks that may be suitable for use in community college courses. For descriptions and features of these open textbooks, see our listings in MERLOT. Visit FAQs, Community College Open Textbook Project, and OER Commons to learn more about open textbooks.

Anthropology
Art
Biology
Business
Chemistry
Computer Science
Economics
Education
Engineering
English and Composition
Health and Nursing
History
Languages and Communications
Literature
Math
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Science
Sociology
Statistics and Probability
Disclaimer: CCCOER has not yet vetted most of the open textbooks on this list for quality or accuracy of the content.

More lists of open textbooks are available at:

OER Commons
Global Text Project
Open Knowledge Foundation wiki
Textbook Revolution
The Assayer
Wikibooks
Orange Grove
Audio Books
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Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology/Health, Healing and Human Rights (Wikibooks)
Introduction to Paleoanthropology (Wikibooks)
Art

Art History (Wikibooks)
Open Content Photography Program (Wikibooks)
Smarthistory
Biology

Biology
Biology I (CK-12 Flexbook)
Computing Life
Developmental Biology
Genes and Disease
Genomes
Human Physiology
Help Me Understand Genetics Handbook
Immunobiology
Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease
Inside the Cell - Biology
Introduction to Genetic Analysis
Life (Citizendium)
Life Sciences - Biology (Free High School Science Text)
Modern Genetic Analysis
Molecular Biology of the Cell
Molecular Cell Biology
The Cell - A Molecular Approach
The New Genetics
Structures of Life
Business

Accounting I
Accounting II
Case Studies from MIT Sloan School of Management
Industry Evolution
Global Entrepreneurship
Sustainability
Core Concepts of Marketing
Electronic Commerce: The Strategic Perspective (2nd ed.)
eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing
Exploring Business (FWK)
Fundamentals of Income Tax Theory and Practice (FWK)
Innovation Happens Elsewhere
Launch! Advertising and Promotion in Real Time (FWK)
Principles of Entrepreneurship
The Principles of Management (FWK)
Basic Skills
Quick Start to Windows XP
Quick Start to Word 2002
Quick Start to Work 1997
Quick Start to Excel
Using Excel 2002
Unleashing the Ideavirus (Assayer review)
Chemistry

Basic Neurochemistry
Biochemistry
Chem I Virtual Textbook
Chemistry (The Free High School Science Texts)
Concept Development Studies in Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
The Chemistry of Health
Virtual Textbook of Organic Chemistry
Getting started: stuff you should know before delving too far into Chemistry
Computer Science

Basic Computing Using Windows
Cascading Style Sheets (Wikibook)
CGI Programming on the World Wide Web (Assayer review)
Discovering Information Systems
Electronic Commerce: The Strategic Perspective
Grokking the Gimp (Assayer review)
How to Think Like a Computer Scientist with Python (Assayer review)
HyperText Markup Language (Wikibook)
Information Systems (1st edition, release 6)
Introduction to Computer Science
Learning 2.0
Lessons in Electric Circuits (Assayer review)
Linux 101 (Assayer review)
Operating Systems for Single-Threaded Computers
Programming from the Ground Up
Programming Fundamentals - A Modular Structured Approach (Connexions)
Programming Fundamentals
Programming in C
Programming Using Java
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
Stanford Engineering Everywhere - Introduction to Computer Science
Programming Methodology
Programming Abstractions
Programming Paradigms
Think Python: An Introduction to Software Design
Wireless Networking in the Developing World
XML - Managing Data Exchange
Economics

Econometrics
Experiments with Economics
Financial Analysis
Historical Beginnings The Federal Reserve
Living Economics
Introduction to Economic Analysis (Micro)
Introduction to Economic Analysis (3rd ed.)
Macroeconomics
Microeconomics
New Rules for the New Economy
Outline of the U.S. Economy
Political Economy
Principles of Microeconomics (FWK)
Quantum Microeconomics
The Joy of Economics
U.S. Economy in Brief
U.S. Monetary Policy

Education

Common Wisdom: Peer Production of Educational Materials
Education for a Digital World
Educational Psychology
Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning
Open Educational Content - Introduction and Tutorials
Social and Cultural Foundations of American Education (authored by students)
The Public Domain Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
The Theory and Practice of Online Learning (2nd ed.)
Viral Spiral
Engineering

Basics of Fluid Mechanics
Chemical Process Dynamics and Controls
Fundamentals of Die Casting Design
Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering I (Connexions)
Fundamentals of Compressible Flow Mechanics
Introduction to Physical Electronics (Connexions)
Lessons in Electric Circuits
English and Composition

A Celebration of Women Writers A Celebration of Women Writers
Clear Simple: Developing Effective Print Materials for Low-Literate Readers
Electronic Literature Collection
Journalism 2.0
Methods of Discovery: A Guide to Research Writing
Open Milton
Open Shakespeare
Rhetoric and Composition
Online Technical Writing
Health and Nursing

AHFS Consumer Medication Information
Atlas of Human Anatomy
Cardiology Explained
Developing Anaesthesia
Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine Preventable Diseases
First Aid
Free Medical Information
HIV and AIDS
HIV Medicine 2007
Infection Prevention
Informing the Future: Critical Issues in Health
Medical Knowledge Base
Medicines by Design (pharmacology)
MedlinePlus
NIH Curriculum Supplement Series
Sexuality and Sexual Health
Sexually Transmitted Infections
The Brain: Understanding Neurobiology Through the Study of Addiction
The Chemistry of Health
History

About America: Women of Influence
A Comprehensive Outline of World History (Connexions)
A People’s History of the United States
Hippocampus - click on U.S. history, then click on Textbooks tab
Hypertext History: Our Online American History Textbook
Outline of U.S. History
Stories of the Underground Railroad
United States History
US History.org
World History (Wikibook)
Languages and Communications

A Practical Grammar of the Latin Language
Better Communication
French
How Language Works (edition 3.0)
Liberte (French)
Mandarin Chinese
Spanish
Spanish I
Literature

Bulfinch’s Mythology
U.S. Literature in Brief
Outline of American Literature
Math

A Course in Linear Algebra
Advanced Algebra II: Conceptual Explanations
A First Course in Linear Algebra (Assayer review)
Algebra 1 (CK12 Flexbook)
Algebra in Simple English
Applied Finite Mathematics by Rupinder Sekhon
Calculus
Calculus by Benjamin Crowell
Calculus on the Web
Calculus without Limits
College Algebra
Dimensions (geometry)
Elementary Algebra by Denny Burzynski and Wade Ellis (Connexions)
Elementary Calculus An Approach Using Infinitesimals (Assayer review)
Elements of Abstract and Linear Algebra
Fundamentals of Mathematics by Burzynski and Ellis (Connexions)
Intermediate Algebra by Department of Mathematics, College of the Redwoods
Intermediate Algebra
Linear Algebra (see Assayer review)
Linear Methods of Applied Mathematics
Mathematics (The Free High School Science Texts)
Mathematics under the Microscope
Multivariate Calculus
Numerical Methods with Applications
Open Trigonometry
PreAlgebra
Understanding Algebra
Vector Calculus
Music

Understanding Basic Music Theory
Philosophy

An Introduction to Philosophy
Consciousness Studies (Assayer review)
Ethics
Formal Logic
Guide to the Logical Fallacies
Introduction to Formal Logic
Logic Primer
Physics

21st Century Physics (CK12 Flexbook)
A Radically Modern Approach to Physics
Calculus-Based Physics
Chaos: Classical and Quantum
Conceptual Physics (non-mathematical)
Discover Physics
Essential Physics (Assayer review)
Mathematical Tools for Physics (Assayer review)
Motion Mountain - The Adventure of Physics
Open Text Project — Physics
People’s Physics Book (CK12 Flexbook)
Physics
Physics (Free High School Science Texts, Grade 12)
Physics Light and Matter Series
Conservation Laws
Electricity and Magnetism
Newtonian Physics (Assayer review)
Optics
Vibrations and Waves
Simple Nature (Assayer review)
Political Science

Basic Political Concepts
Democracy in Brief
How the U.S. is Governed
Outline of American Geography
Outline of the U.S. Legal System
The CIA World Factbook
The 9/11 Commission Report
Psychology

Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Introduction to Psychology Wikibook
Psychology A Student Friendly Approach (2nd edition)
Social Psychology Wikibook
Science

Anatomy and Physiology of Animals
AP Environmental Science (Connexions)
Basic Neurochemistry
Deserts: Geology and Resources
Endocrinology An Integrated Approach
Environmental Science
Environmental Science in the 21st Century
Introduction to Physical Oceanography
Genes and Disease
Genes, Technology and Policy/The Science
Geothermal Energy—Clean Power From the Earth’s Heat
Intro to Physical Oceanography
Nanotechnology
Oceanography in the 21st Century
Physical Geography
The Habitable Planet
The Opensource Handbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
The Physical Environment Introduction to Physical Geography
The Science of Healthy Behaviors
This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics
Rediscovering Biology
Sociology

Introduction to Social Network Methods (PDF version)
Introduction to Sociology
Statistics and Probability

Collaborative Statistics (Connexions)
How to order printed copies
Additional Resources
Adoption and Usage
From Algorithms to Z-Scores: Probabilistic and Statistical Modeling in Computer Science
Introduction to Probability
Introduction to Statistical Thought
Introductory Statistics: Concepts, Models, and Applications
Online Statistics: An Interactive Multimedia Course of Study
Statistics Wikibook
UCLA General Statistics Curriculum E-Book, including Advanced-Placement (AP) materials
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