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1.2: Introduction to your LibreTextbook

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    Textbook as a Map

    This is an interdisciplinary course and your textbook is actually a map through various pages of the IoSt Library, that LibreTexts allows through a process called "transcluding".  When a page is transcluded all the figure and equation numbers update to the new book, and this allows material to be mixed in different ways. So a section on a topic like what is a string data type could be used in different locations in different books, although the content is the same.  There is another reason, and this is that the content of this book deals with new and evolving technologies, and this are going to change.  For example, to use your Raspberry Pi at UALR you will need to follow the login protocols for the UALR-IOT network, and these change from time to time.  So by having multiple books use the same page for signing into the IOST network, you only have to change one page if the protocols change, and all the other books are updated.

    At the beginning of each chapter there will be a table which is a map of the content in that chapter, and it will show where the original information is.  This should assist you in navigating the IoST library as your proceed through the course.  So you should consider the textbook to be more of a map than a book.

    Social Tagging

    Part of the goal of this course is to teach you the skills to find the information you need outside of the book, that is, on the world wide web. You may need a sensor that is not covered, and find code in a language we do not cover in this class, and it is important you figure how to handle that.  So every week you are going to have an assignment where you go on the web, tag and annotate some open access source that pertains to your assignment.  This not only helps you learn how to find material on the web, but also allows students in the class to share the material they have found.  That is, web annotations systems are part of the modern semantic web and should be taught in universities.


    1.2: Introduction to your LibreTextbook is shared under a not declared license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by LibreTexts.

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