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Information on textbooks for all Undergraduate Mathematics courses at the New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses of Rutgers for the current semester is collected here (for prior semesters since Fall 2000, see the archive).

Individual course pages may have additional information. 

Most course numbers are linked to the course pages and are followed by brackets containing the codes F for Fall Semester courses, S for Spring Semester courses, U for sUmmer Semester courses, or any combination of these. Changes in textbook for the current semester are indicated at the end of the item (including updates to new editions). When available, a link to a suitable page on the publisher's web site has been included. Information about particular books can be found in a few steps from this link. In a few cases, there is a fixed page devoted to the particular text or package, which is indicated by a link marked “(text)” or “(package)”.
The title, author or ISBN number can also be used to find information from on-line bookstores such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Borders; or from sites like Aaapricesearch, A1Books, BookByte, BookFinder4U, BooksPrice.com (this one allows comparison of several books in a single search), BuyUsedTextbooks, Campus Books, CampusI, CengageBrainChambal, Cheap-Textbooks, CheapestTextbooks, Chegg, CollegeSwapShop or Direct Textbook that collect information from many stores. The site CollegeBookRenter.com specializes in renting textbooks.
ISBN numbers issued before 2007 have 10 digits; those issued since 2007 have 13 digits. Some books published before 2007 can be identified by ISBN numbers in either format.
Detailed information about availablity of textbooks at local stores can be found at the following bookstore sites, linked by course number:

Spring 2016

    • 001[FS]: Jeffrey Slater & John Tobey & Jamie Blair; Basic College Mathematics (7th edition, custom); Prentice-Hall; ISBN: 978-1-256-57957-1
      [updated, Fall 2012]
    • 023[F]: The textbooks listed under 001 and 025 are both required for this course.
    • 024[S]: The textbooks listed under 001 and 025 are both required for this course.
      [updated, Spring 2014]
    • 025[FSU]: The textbook is required, but the Solutions Manual is optional. If you want the Solutions Manual, the bundle should be considered. However, the publisher's iLrn site is not used in this course.
      • Arthur Goodman & Lewis Hirsch; Understanding Elementary Algebra with Geometry: A Course for College Students (6th edition); Cengage, 2006 (688 pp.); ISBN: 978-0-534-99972-8
        [updated, Fall 2006]
      • Student Solutions Manual for Hirsch/Goodman's Understanding Elementary Algebra with Geometry: A Course for College Students, 6th, 6th Edition; 2006 (320 pp.); ISBN: 978-0-534-99978-0
      • Bundle: Understanding Elementary Algebra with Geometry: A Course for College Students (with CD-ROM and iLrn Tutorial), 6th Edition + Student Solutions Manual; ISBN:978-0-534-61062-3
    • 026[FSU]: The textbook is required, but the Solutions Manual is optional. If you want the Solutions Manual, the bundle should be considered. However, the publisher's iLrn site is not used in this course.
      • Arthur Goodman & Lewis Hirsch; Understanding Intermediate Algebra: A Course for College Students (6th edition); Cengage, 2006 (880 pp.); ISBN: 978-0-534-41795-6
        [updated, Fall 2006]
      • Student Solutions Manual for Hirsch/Goodman's Understanding Intermediate Algebra: A Course for College Students; 6th Edition; 2006 (416 pp.); ISBN: 978-0-534-42170-0
      • Bundle: Understanding Intermediate Algebra: A Course for College Students (with CD-ROM and iLrn Tutorial); 6th Edition + Student Solutions Manual; ISBN:978-0-534-61154-5
    • 103 [FSU]: No textbook.
      [updated, Fall 2013]
    • 103:H1[S]: Cozzens/Miller; The Mathematics of Encryption: An Elementary Introduction; AMS, 2013
      ISBN 978-0821883211
      [new, Fall 2015]
    • 104[FS]: Michael Sullivan; Finite Mathematics: An Applied Approach (eleventh edition); Wiley, 2011 (864 pp.); custom edition for Rutgers University,
      ISBN: 978-0-470-95692-2,textbook containing chapters 7-9 of the full, non-custom edition (ISBN: 978-0-470-45827-3).
      [changed, Fall 2011] Switched to a custom e-book containing only the chapters used in the course
    • 106[FSU]: Timothy Biehler; Mathematics of Money, 3rd ed., 2013, self-published at lulu.com (text)
      No ISBN.
      [new course number, Fall 2012 (formerly 198); new ed., F2015]
    • 107[F]: Sybilla Beckmann; Mathematics for Elementary Teachers plus Activities Manual (4th edition); Pearson (package), 2012 (1176 pp.);
      ISBN: 978-0-321-82572-8
      [updated, Fall 2014]
    • 108[S]: No textbook.
      [updated, Spring 2012]
    • 109[Irregular]: Sybilla Beckmann; Mathematics for Elementary Teachers plus Activities Manual (4th edition); Pearson (package), 2012 (1176 pp.);
      ISBN: 978-0-321-82572-8
      [updated, Fall 2014] (Next offered Fall 2015) and at intervals of approximately 3 semesters
      [new course (as 197), Fall 2007, new number Fall 2010]
    • 110[Irregular]: Stump, Roebuck & Bishop;
      Algebra for Elementary and Middle School Teachers: An Inquiry Approach
      2nd edition (text), Pearson Custom Publishing. ISBN 978-0-558-38777-8.
      [updated, Fall 2014] First offered Spring 2015 and at intervals of approximately 3 semesters
    • 111[FSU]: The textbook is required, but the Solutions Manual and Study Guide are optional. Students are also expected to have a graphing calculator, which should be comparable to our recommendation.
      [updated, Fall 2015]
      • Text: Stewart, Redlin, & Watson, Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus with Enhanced WebAssign access code, Cengage, custom ed., 2015
        ISBN: 978-1305743847
      • Calculator: Texas Instruments TI-83
        or comparable graphing calculator
      • Solutions manual for Stewart, Redlin, Watson (optional):
        ISBN 978-1305253612
    • Same as 111

 

      [

changed, Spring 2016

    ]

 

  • 115[FSU]: The textbook is required, but the Solutions Manual and Study Guide are optional. Students are also expected to have a graphing calculator, which should be comparable to our recommendation.
    [updated, Fall 2015]
  • Text: Stewart, Redlin, & Watson,
    Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus with Enhanced WebAssign access code, Cengage, custom 7th ed., 2015
    ISBN: 978-1305743847
  • Calculator: Texas Instruments TI-83
    or comparable graphing calculator
  • Solutions manual for Stewart, Redlin, Watson (optional):
    ISBN 978-1305253612
  • 131[S]: Same textbook and other material as 135
    [added, Spring 2014]
  • 135[FSU]:
    [updated, Spring 2015] Smith, Strauss, Toda Calculus: Special Edition (6th edition, Chapters 1-5); Kendall Hunt, 2014;
    ISBN: 978-1-4652-2923-6
    —OR e-book edition (Chapters 1-5) ISBN: 978-1-4652-3721-7, available directly from Kendall Hunt
    Calculator: Same as for 115.
    Optional Solutions manual Smith/Strauss/Toda, Kendall Hunt
    ISBN 978-1-4652-4165-8
  • Calculator: Same as for 115.
  • 136[FSU]: Smith, Strauss, Toda Calculus (6th edition); Kendall Hunt, 2014;
    ISBN: 978-1-4652-4079-8

    [changed, Spring 2014]
    • Calculator: Same as for 115.
  • 138[S]: Same textbook and other material as 136.
  • 151[FSU]: Webassign premium is required and includes e-book access for the life of the 3rd edition. Students are expected to have a calculator comparable to our recommendation. Hardcover text is optional but recommended.
    This edition is purchased with a WebAssign access code which will be used throughout the sequence 151-152-251. The publisher is unable to replace this code if it is lost, so be careful to retain it.
  • Text: Jon Rogawski & Colin Adams
    Calculus: Early Transcendentals with Premium WebAssign access code (third edition); W. H. Freeman Company (2015, 1150 pp.)
    [Changed, Fall 2015]Acceptable Formats:
    • ISBN 9781319048532: Hardcover text + WebAssign Access Code
      NJ Books, \(125.00
    • or:
    • ISBN 9781319049119: Ebook + WebAssign Access Code
      NJ Books, \)107.50
  • Calculator: Graphing calculator,such as the TI-83.
  • 152[FSU]: Same textbook as 151, with WebAssign
    [updated, Spring 2016]
  • 153[F]: Same textbook and other material as 151.
  • 191[F]: Zbigniew Nitecki, Calculus Deconstructed: A Second Course in First-Year Calculus,; ( edition), MAA 2010;
    ISBN 9780883857564
    [changed, Fall 2015]
  • 192[FS]: Zbigniew Nitecki, Calculus Deconstructed: A Second Course in First-Year Calculus,; ( edition), MAA 2010;
    ISBN 9780883857564
    [changed, Fall 2015]
  • 196[S]: No textbook.
  • 244[FSU]: The textbook is required, but the text with e-book is an alternative.
    • Text: William E. Boyce & Richard C. DiPrima ;
      Elementary Differential Equations (10th edition, custom); Wiley 2013;
      ISBN: 9781119917748
      [updated, Fall 2013]
    • or Text w/ E-Book: ISBN: 9781118817834
  • 250[FSU]: The textbook is required, but the Solutions Manual is optional. If both are desired, the bundle containing both should be considered.
    • Text: Lawrence E. Spence, Arnold J. Insel & Stephen H. Friedberg; Elementary Linear Algebra: A Matrix Approach (2nd edition);Prentice-Hall 2008 (656 pp.);
      ISBN: 9780131871410
      [updated, Fall 2007]
    • Solutions Manual: ISBN: 9780132397346
    • Bundle: ISBN: 9780131353978
  • 251[FSU]: The textbook is required, but the Solutions Manual is optional.
    • Text: Jon Rogawski; Calculus: Early Trancendentals Custom Edition for Rutgers University; 2011; ISBN: 9781464103759
      [updated, Fall 2012]
    • Solutions Manual: Multivariable Calculus; ISBN: 9781429255080
      [updated, Fall 2012]
  • 252[FSU]: The textbook is required, but the Solutions Manual is optional.
    • Text:
      Paul Blanchard, Robert L. Devaney & Glen Hall;
      Differential Equations with DE Tools Printed Access Card (4th edition); Cengage,
      (text); 2012 (864 pp.);
      ISBN: 9781133109037 (with DE Tools)
      ISBN: 9780495561989 (text only)
      [updated, Fall 2014]
    • Solutions Manual: ISBN: 9780495826729
  • 285[F]: Vaaler & Daniel; Mathematical Interest Theory (2nd edition), MAA 2009
    ISBN: 978-0883857540

    [Changed, Fall 2015]
  • 291[FS]: Text supplied by the instructor, online.
    [updated, Fall 2014]
  • 292[S]: Same textbook as 244.
  • 300[FS]: Doug Smith, Maurice Eggen & Richard St. Andre;
    A Transition to Advanced Mathematics (seventh edition); Cengage, 2011 (416 pp.);
    ISBN: 978-0495562023
    [updated, Fall 2015]
    [Note 8th edition under consideration for Fall 2016]
  • 311[FS]: Edward D. Gaughan; Introduction to Analysis;
    ISBN: 978-0-8218-4787-9
    [updated, Spring 2012]
  • 311H[FS]: Stephen Aboott;; Understanding Analysis (1st ed.), Springer, 2010
    ISBN 978-0898714081
    Electronic edition (Rutgers University Library)
    [new, Fall 2015]
  • 312[S]: Stephen Aboott;; Understanding Analysis (1st ed.), Springer, 2010
    ISBN 978-0898714081
    Electronic edition (Rutgers University Library)
    [changed, Spring 2016]
  • 321[F]: Richard Haberman;
    Mathematical Models: Mechanical Vibrations, Population Dynamics, and Traffic Flow;
    S.I.A.M. (text) 1998 (402 pp.);
    ISBN: 9780898714081
    [changed, Fall 2003]
  • 325[F]: J. S. Bell; Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics;
    Cambridge University Press, (text) 2004 (288 pp., paperback);
    ISBN: 9780521523387
    [New course, Fall 2009]
  • 336[F]: No textbook
    [updated, Fall 2013]
  • 338[S]: No textbook
    [changed, Spring 2014]
  • 348[S]: Trappe, Washington; Cryptography with Coding Theory;
    Prentice Hall, 2005;
    ISBN: 978-0131862395
    [changed, Spring 2014]
  • 350[FS]: Stephen H. Friedberg, Arnold J. Insel & Lawrence E. Spence; Linear Algebra (4th edition);
    Prentice-Hall (text), 2003 (624 pp.); ISBN: 9780130084514
    [updated, Fall 2003]
  • 350H[FS]: Same textbook as 350
    [added, Fall 2015]
  • 351[FS]: Thomas W. Hungerford; Abstract Algebra: An Introduction
    (3rd edition, 2011); Cengage
    ISBN: 978-1111569624
    [changed, Fall 2014]
  • 354[SU]: Bernard Kolman & Robert E. Beck; Elementary Linear Programming with Applications
    (2nd edition); Academic Press, 1995 (449 pp.); ISBN: 978-0-12-417910-3
  • 355[FU]: Maschler, Solan, and Zamir, Game Theory (1st edition);
    Cambridge University Press 2013 (1009 pp.); ISBN 9781107005488
  • 356[FU]: Kenneth H. Rosen; Elementary Number Theory and Its Applications (6th edition); Addison Wesley, 2011 (768 pp.); ISBN: 9780321500311
    [changed, Spring 2014]
  • 357[S]: A. Jensen & Anders la Cour-Harbo; Ripples in Mathematics: The Discrete Wavelet Transform; Springer 2001 (IX, 246 pp., paperback);
    ISBN: 978-3-540-41662-3
    [new, Spring 2005]
  • 361[F]: Herbert B. Enderton ; Elements of Set Theory; Elsevier, 1977 (279 pp.);
    ISBN: 9780122384400
    [changed, Spring 2003] (Not offered Spring 2007)
  • 373[FSU]: Richard L. Burden & J. Douglas Faires; Numerical Analysis (9th edition); Cengage, 2011; ISBN: 9780538733519
    [Note Update to 10th expected, Fall 2015]
    [updated, Spring 2011]
  • 403[S]: Stephen D. Fisher; Complex Variables (2nd edition); Dover Publications (text); 1990 (422 pp., paperback); ISBN: 9780486406794
    [changed, Spring 2002]
  • 411[F]: Walter Rudin; Principles of Mathematical Analysis (third edition); McGraw-Hill, 1976 (325 pp.);
    ISBN: 9780070542358
  • 411H[F]: Same textbook as 411
    [added, Fall 2015]
  • 412[S]: Walter Rudin; Principles of Mathematical Analysis (third edition); McGraw-Hill, 1976 (325 pp.);
    ISBN: 9780070542358
  • 421[FSU]: Dennis G. Zill and Michael R. Cullen ; Advanced Engineering Mathematics (5th edition); Jones and Bartlett, 2012; ISBN: 978-1449691721
    [updated, Fall 2013]
  • 423[FS]: Strauss; Partial Differential Equations; (2nd edition, 2007); Wiley;
    ISBN: 9780470054567
    [changed, Spring 2015]
  • 424[F]: Sheldon M. Ross; Introduction to Probability Models (tenth edition); Academic Press, 2006 (800 pp.);
    ISBN: 978-0-12-37486-2
    [updated, Fall 2010]
  • 428[FU]: G. Chartrand, P. Zhang; A First Course in Graph Theory (Reprint, 2012), Dover Publications
    ISBN 978-0486483689
    [changed, Spring 2015]
  • 432[FS]: A. N. Pressley; Elementary Differential Geometry (2nd edition) Springer,
    ISBN: 978-1848828902
    [changed, Spring 2016]

 

  • 435[F]: David A. Brannan, Matthew F. Esplen & Jeremy J. Gray; Geometry (2nd edition); Cambridge University Press; 2011; ISBN: 978-1107647831
    [updated, Fall 2012]
  • 436[S]: Victor J. Katz; History of Mathematics: Brief Version; Addison-Wesley (text) 2004 (576 pp.);
    ISBN: 9780321161932
    [changed, Spring 2007]
  • 441[F]: James R. Munkres Topology (2nd edition) Prentice-Hall, 2000;
    ISBN: 978-0131816299
    [changed, Fall 2013]
  • 442[S]: Two texts
    • James Munkres; Topology (2nd edition); Prentice-Hall, 2000 (537 pp.);
      ISBN: 9780131816299
    • Morris W. Hirsch; Differential Topology (first edition 1976. Corr. 6th printing); Springer, 1997, (222 pp.);
      ISBN: 978-0-387-90148-0
  • 451[F]: Michael Artin; Algebra (second edition); Prentice-Hall, 2011 (560 pp.);
    ISBN: 9780132413770
  • 451H[F]: Same textbook as 451
    [added, Fall 2015]
  • 452[S]: Same textbook as 451
  • 453[F]: Mokhtar S. Bazaraa, John J. Jarvis, and Hanif D. Sherali;
    Linear Programming and Network Flows (4th edition); Wiley (text) 2009 (768 pp.);
    ISBN: 978-0-470-46272-0
    [New text, Fall 2014]
  • 454[FU]: R. Brualdi, Introductory Comnbinatorics (any edition: 5th is given here);
    Prentice Hall, 2009, (text)
    ISBN 978-0136020400
    [new, Fall 2015]
  • 461[S]: W. Rautenberg; A Concise Introduction to Mathematical Logic (3rd edition); Springer, 2010
    ISBN: 978-0-12-238452-3)
  • 468[S]: No textbook
  • 477[FSU]: Sheldon M. Ross; A First Course in Probability (9th edition); Prentice-Hall 2012;
    ISBN: 978-0321794772
    [updated, Fall 2013]
  • 478[S]: Sheldon M. Ross; Introduction to Probability Models (tenth edition); Academic Press, 2009;
    ISBN: 978-0123756862
    [updated, Spring 2012]
  • 481[FS]: Irwin Miller & Marylees Miller; John E. Freund's Mathematical Statistics with Applications
    (8th edition); Prentice-Hall, 2012;
    ISBN: 978-0321807090
    [changed, Spring 2014]
  • 485[F]: Stampfli & Goodman; The Mathematics of Finance: Modeling and Hedging; Cengage, 2000;
    ISBN: 9780534377762
    [changed, Fall 2012]
  • 491[F]: No textbook
    [updated, Fall 2013]
  • 492[S]: Advanced Seminar: The textbook changes each time the course is offered!
    Information for spring 2016
    Hildebrandt and Tromba, The Parsimonious Universe, Copernicus Press, 2012
    ISBN: 978-1461275329
    [changed, Spring 2016]
  • 495[Variable]:
    Dickson, Hardy, and Waters, Actuarial Models for Life Contingent Risks, (2nd edition), Cambridge University Press, 2013
    ISBN: 9781107044074
    [new, Spring 2016]

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