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Wikibooks is a collection of open-content textbooks. All titles have been upload to the WikiBooks.org project. Copies of these titles have been generously been permitted to also be included at the World Public Library for your reading pleasure.

 
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Ad Programming

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Preface: Welcome to the Ada Programming tutorial at Wikibooks. This is the first Ada tutorial covering the Ada 2005 standard. If you are a beginner you will learn the latest standard - if you are a seasoned Ada user you can see what's new. Current Development Stage for Ada Programming is Jul 27, 2005. At this date, there are more than 200 pages in this book, which makes Ada Programming the largest of the programming Wikibooks [1]. But still there is always room for impro...

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Basic Computing Using Windows

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Excerpt: Computers and Peripherals. What is a computer? A computer is a machine that inputs (takes in) facts and information (known as data), and then processes (does something to or with) it. Afterwards it outputs, or displays, the results for you to see. Data is all kinds of information, including, pictures, letters, numbers, and sounds. There are two main parts of computers, hardware and software. Hardware is all of the parts of the computer you can see and touch. Sof...

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Basic Physics of Nuclear Medicine

By: Kieran Maher

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Introduction: Nuclear Medicine is a fascinating application of nuclear physics. This Wikibooks is intended to support a basic introductory course in an early semester of an undergraduate program. It assumes that students have completed decent high school programs in math and physics and are concurrently taking subjects in the medical sciences. External Links // Australian & New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine - the main nuclear medicine society in Australia; there i...

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Big Cats

By: Angela Beesley

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Introduction: Foreword to Parents. Wikijunior books welcomes you to Big Cats, a free children's book from the Wikibooks community. Big cats are some of Earth's grandest treasures, and their stories excite the imagination of kids of all ages. Many of these lords of the wild are endangered, and the children who will one day shoulder our responsibilities need to learn to admire and love our world...their world. After all we appreciate what we understand, and save what we ap...

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Chess

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Overview: Chess, unlike many other games, does not involve chance. It does not hinge on the roll of dice or which card is drawn. The outcome completely depends on the decisions of both the players. However, because of its vast complexity, the far-reaching consequences of some decisions are practically unforeseeable. One player (White) has the white pieces while the other (Black) has the black pieces. In friendly games the choice of colors can be made by any method, such ...

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Communication Theory

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Excerpt: Evaluating Theory. What makes a theory good? Six criteria might be said to be properties of a strong theory. (The terminology presented here is drawn from Littlejohn, Theories of Human Communication, but a similar set of criteria are widely accepted both within and outside the field of communication.)W Theoretical Scope How general is the theory? That is, how widely applicable is it? In most cases, a theory that may only be applied within a fairly narrow set of ...

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Control Systems

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Introduction: What are Control Systems? The study and design of automatic Control Systems, a field known as control engineering, is a large and expansive area of study. Control systems, and control engineering techniques have become a pervasive part of modern technical society. From devices as simple as a toaster, to complex machines like space shuttles and rockets, control engineering is a part of our everyday life. This book will introduce the field of control engineer...

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Engineering Acoustics

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Excerpt: Forced Oscillations (Simple Spring-Mass System) Recap of Section 1.3 In the previous section, we discussed how adding a damping component (e. g. a dashpot) to an unforced, simple spring-mass system would affect the response of the system. In particular, we learned that adding the dashpot to the system changed the natural frequency of the system from to a new damped natural frequency , and how this change made the response of the system change from a constant sin...

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A Survey of Modern European History : From Joan of Arc to Tony Blair

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Preface: A Background of European History Introduction. The purpose of this volume is to give the reader a broad historic overview of the period from the high middle ages to the present day, roughly AD 1000 and AD 2000. This is, of course, a somewhat arbitrary period, but not a wholly unuseful one; whilst the early middle ages see a contraction of the urbanised societies of Europe, the eleventh century sees a consolidation of many states and the growth of their military ...

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International Open Source Network

By: Wikibooks Contributors

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Preface: The world of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) changes rapidly. New technologies and with them, new opportunities, come and go at an ever increasing speed. The Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) movement is one such development that is playing out before us today. It is many things - revolutionary development process, disruptive technology, ideological movement, new knowledge and standards, and more. It offers many opportunities for governmental,...

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International Open Source Network

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French Language Course

By: Wikibooks Contributors

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Introduction: See also: French language French is a Romance language, descended from Latin and closely related to Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Romanian. It is the native tongue of over 87 million people and has an additional 68 million non-native speakers. Fur