authors gratefully acknowledge support from the National
Science Foundation through
Grant EEC-0230681, “Planning Grant for
a Courseless Curriculum”. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations
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are indebted to Dr. Kolar, R. L., Dr. Knox, R., Ms. Patricia, R. Q. (School
of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, University of Oklahoma), and
Dr. Rhoads, T. R. (School of Industrial Engineering, University of Oklahoma)
for proof reading the eBook contents and providing constructive suggestions
in improving the quality of this eBook.