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9/24/2014 12:19:18Money and Banking
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Money%20and%20Banking.pdf
Page 325:
The formula for the m1 has a typo error. The correct formula is
m1=(1+(C/D)) /[rr+(ER/D)+(C/D)]

page 330:
Same error.
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9/24/2014 12:43:33Beginning and Intermediate Algebra
http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/SAYLOR-MA001-TEXT.pdf
Page 23, example 35:
The solution should be -35x+42 instead of -35 +42.
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10/23/2014 9:56:19Principles of Management Manualsaylor.org/books54
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10/24/2014 2:01:58fundamentals of managerial Economics
http:saylor.org/site/books
Buffet, w.c 2005
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10/31/2014 8:12:32Human Relation
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Human%20Relations.pdf
Figures not available in the document
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12/23/2014 14:19:42Introductory Statistics
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Introductory%20Statistics.pdf
Page 14. Exercise 1 shows a data set containing 21,22,22,24,25.

2nd occurrence of 22 should be 23.
In the answer portion, all the numbers are 31,32,33,34,35; instead of 21,22,23,24,25
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1/8/2015 12:01:57The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/The%20Legal%20and%20Ethical%20Environment%20of%20Business.pdf
There is a blue enrichment content box in section 1.2 on page 14 about the Supreme Court Friezes. The link to that content is broken.

This is the proper content: http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/northandsouthwalls.pdf
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1/9/2015 10:11:27Tyler Wallace Beginning Algebra
http://www.saylor.org/courses/ma001
I THINK THERE IS AN ERROR O TYLER WALLACE'S BEG. SNF INT. ALGEBR. EXERCISE 314.
WHERE IT SAY (Xsqr - 4 sqr) = (x-4)(x+4)
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1/9/2015 18:54:38Introductory Chemistry
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Introductory%20Chemistry.pdf
Under section 3.1 in the answer key number 19 lists the elements atomic symbols for sodium argon nitrogen and radon. However the question number 19 is supposed to list the atomic symbols for silver, gold, mercury and iodine. The book gave out the answers to the previous question #18 but labeled it under 19. J.G
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1/13/2015 16:33:03Introductory Chemistry
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Introductory%20Chemistry.pdf
Section 3.3's exercises have the answers with incorrect labeling. Number 11 asks for the atomic mass of Bromine, which is 79.904, however the answer for that question is listed as:

11.
a. 37.996 u
b. 28.010 u
c. 44.009 u
JG
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1/30/2015 10:17:40International Economics: Theory and Policy
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/International%20Economics%20-%20Theory%20and%20Policy.pdf
Almost all of the equations and variables are scrambled and useless. Go to http://2012books.lardbucket.org/ for a better version! The other Suranovic texts have the same problems. Also, some of the graphs are so fuzzy they are unreadable. Again, lardbucket has good graphics, so there is no reason to reinvent the wheel. Just copy his version. He has nice bookmarks and other useful navigation too.
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2/3/2015 17:01:12Human Resource Management
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Human%20Resource%20Management.pdf
"How Would You Handle This?" sections in the text have unavailable links (behind signin/paywall). These links should be removed in future revisions to the book.

Note that other FWK books, especially by the same author, might also have these sections.
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2/6/2015 5:07:13writing for success
https://learn.umuc.edu/d2l/orgtools/equellaQuicklink/default.aspx?ou=6606&action=get&url=https%3a%2f%2fumuc.equella.ecollege.com%2finteg%2fgen%2f49f73a6a-7476-41b5-9949-56542d4ed8c2%2f1%2fEDCP103-1109.zip%2fModules%2feResources%2fWritingSuccess%2fChapter2_WritingforSuccess.pdf
the book is not showing as a whole page
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3/1/2015 9:12:25Stand Up, Speak
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Stand%20Up,%20Speak%20Out%20-%20The%20Practice%20and%20Ethics%20of%20Public%20Speaking.pdf
548-574.

I really like this text, and I've found it to be superior to the $90 print text I was using previously. The only section that gives me (and my students) any trouble is the section referenced about on persuasive speaking. There are two main problems: excess focus on theoretical models and obtuse language.

Each sub-section starts with the names of theorists my students have never heard of, and explains those theories with a lot of meta-language which my students rejected out of hand. Phrases like "cognitive dissonance is an aversive motivational state" and "It is an ethical imperative to be persuasively literate" are needlessly complicated and cause my students to tune out. The material is important, but it seems like an instance where the author was fully engulfed in his/her area of expertise and explained things in a way that was useful only to those who are fully ensconced in the discourse.

Thanks
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5/7/2015 14:43:50Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies
http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Communication-in-the-Real-World.pdf
cross-references, referring to other chapters, are URL's that link to the web site that the documents resided on previously
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7/22/2015 16:22:28Elementary Algebra
https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_elementary-algebra/s08-01-rules-of-exponents.html
5.1 Rules of Exponents
Example 2
Should say: Simplify (x^6)(x^12)(x)
but appears to say: Simplify (x^6)(x^12x), sort of. The main problem is that the last "x" is super-scripted, so it is in the exponent with the 12. But another problem is that the other "x"s look like subscripts.
Similarly, the Answer is x^19, but the "x" appears to be a subscript.
For beginning students, typesetting issues like this cause great confusion.
These typesetting issues are problematic enough that I will not use this text for my students.
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7/22/2015 16:31:58Elementary Algebra
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Elementary%20Algebra.pdf
Page 679
Answer to Example 3
Should say: (x+y)^22
but appears to say: (x+y)22
The main problem is that the typesetting is too small in many places and so the exponents are not distinguishable as exponents. This occurs throughout the page and section and book. For example, farther down the page, Example 4 says "Simplify: 2x8y•3x4y7"
But should say "Simplify: 2x^8y•3x^4y^7
So it is not the case that just the *answers* are too small to be written correctly.
For beginning students, typesetting issues like this cause great confusion.
These typesetting issues are problematic enough that I will not use this text for my students, which is really a shame.
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8/6/2015 11:50:58General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/General%20Chemistry%20Principles,%20Patterns,%20and%20Applications.pdf
Chemical formulas and reaction equations in the PDF and DOCx formats have some format errors, compared to the HTML.
In the PDF, Ch. 14 and 15 for example have many symbol characters replaced with boxes (bad font substitution)? Those symbols do exist in the DOCx version.
In both DOCx and PDF, many chemical formulas that appear inline in the text do not have the # of a given atom as subscript, although it appears that way in the HTML. That becomes a readability and accuracy problem for the PDF/DOCx forms.
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11/2/2015 9:14:48Project Management from Simple to Complex v 1.1
https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_project-management-from-simple-to-complex-v1.1/
Per email: PDF and DOCX versions missing some elements present in the HTML version. Recommend rebuilding former from the latter.
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11/23/2015 6:25:40Break-Even/Target Profit ratio Equation Error
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Managerial%20Accounting.pdf
pg. 320, the Break-even equation has a '+' sign and should be a division sign. It is wrong in the "Key Equation" box and also where they show how they computed the answer just below. So it should say:
"$125,000 = $50,000 / 00.40"
and for some reason, it lists the second equation twice.

(This is not the first Type-o I've seen, but probably the most confusing one for the reader so far.)

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12/23/2015 17:40:49Beginning Algebra Lab Notebook
http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/beginning-algebra-lab-notebook.pdf
Page 21, example B, "32" should be "31". The companion video uses 31.
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2/11/2016 10:40:20Figure 3.21 Personal Financial Planning
http://www.saylor.org/books
The first four ratios in this figure appear to be in error as compared to the data in the financial statements.

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2/18/2016 16:58:06MA001 Beginning Algebra Lab Notebook
http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/beginning-algebra-lab-notebook.pdf
P. 74 of the lab notebook -- the second practice problem does not match the problem in the video:

Book: http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/beginning-algebra-lab-notebook.pdf

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbtoIYcWuso

These are found in 4.1.2 "Factor the GCF"
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3/13/2016 13:51:38Intermediate algebraSaylorIncomplete
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5/2/2016 14:10:45equation wrong
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Managerial%20Accounting.pdf
pg 476 the equation should say
1,000 = 1,050 / (1.00 + .05)

it lacks the division sign
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7/21/2016 8:04:06Human Relations
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Human%20Relations.pdf
Blank images
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8/8/2016 12:05:11Beginning and Intermediate Algebra
https://learn.saylor.org/pluginfile.php/54209/mod_resource/content/1/Beginning_and_Intermediate_Algebra.pdf
#24 (page 21; answer page 440) in Order of Operations. Answer should be 5 rather than 3
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9/28/2016 11:53:06World Regional Geography
https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_world-regional-geography-people-places-and-globalization/s06-02-the-ussr-and-the-russian-feder.html
Corrected in GitHub HTML version but not in PDF or docx versions:

Original
Josef Stalin, the Soviet dictator who took over after Lenin, was incapacitated in 1922 (and died in 1924). He was a ruthless leader who murdered his way to power and killed or exiled anyone who got in his way.

Revision:
Josef Stalin, the Soviet dictator who took over after Lenin was incapacitated in 1922 (and died in 1924), was a ruthless leader who murdered his way to power and killed or exiled anyone who got in his way.

See also: https://github.com/saylordotorg/text_world-regional-geography-people-places-and-globalization/pull/1
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10/31/2016 8:55:02Principles of Economics
http://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/Principles%20of%20Economics.pdf
Chapter 24.2, Table 24.1 on page 916 under “Total Assets.” I believe the total should be $11, 028.10 and not “$11, 928.10."
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11/10/2016 16:03:30Managerial Accounting
https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_managerial-accounting/
Ref. 6.1 section "Break-Even and Target Profit"
Good morning, I am concerned about the illustration in this text on breakeven point in sales dollars. Typically, it is Total Fixed Expenses/Contribution Margin Ratio. Please see attached. Neither versions of this text seem to be properly formatted nor the examples correctly calculated. I just wanted to bring this up because I have had a few frustrated and confused students on the subject. Thank you for all you do!
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11/10/2016 16:03:58Managerial Accounting
https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_managerial-accounting/
In Chap 6 (and possibly others) "Key Equations" are blank
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1/23/2017 16:36:17Introduction to Business: Readings and Workbook (via BUS101)
http://www.saylor.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Bus101-Book-May2011.pdf
Various broken links and occasional typos
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2/13/2017 12:31:40Information Systems for Business and Beyondvarious formatsChapter 2, Sidebar, Paragraph 2 "2^1 (tens)" should read: "2^1 (twos)
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5/1/2017 11:34:36The Basics of General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
http://web.archive.org/web/20131024125808/https://www.saylor.org/site/textbooks/The%20Basics%20of%20General,%20Organic%20and%20Biological%20Chemistry.pdf
In PDF copy, chapter 1, there are two instances where 1 cm is incorrectly described as 2.54 inches. The correct conversion is (approximately) 0.39 inches. There are 2.54 cm in 1 inch.

The HTML version of the textbook has been corrected, here:
https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_the-basics-of-general-organic-and-biological-chemistry/
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