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How to Adopt This Book

This is an open textbook. That means that this book is freely available and you are welcome to use, adapt, and share this book with attribution according to the Creative Commons NonCommercial ShareAlike 4.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license (Many, but not all images, illustrations, etc., in this book are licensed under Creative Commons licenses.)

Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting this textbook are encouraged to register at This assists the Open Education Initiative at Virginia Tech in assessing the impact of the book and allows us to more easily alert instructors of additional resources, features and opportunities.

Finding Additional Resources for Your Course

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Sharing Resources You’ve Created

Have you created any supplementary materials for use with this book such as presentation slides, activities, test items, or a question bank? If so, please consider sharing your materials related to this open textbook. Please tell us about resources you wish to share by using this form: or by directly sharing resources under an open license to the public-facing instructor sharing portal

Making Your Own Version of This Book

The Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 license on this book allows customization and redistribution which is NonCommercial, that is “not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation.”

Best practices for attribution are provided at Best_practices_for_attribution.

This book is hosted in PDF and ePub in VTechWorks in HTML in Pressbooks Note that the Pressbooks platforms offers customization/remixing.


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