Dept Banner
Dept Banner

Master Textbook List

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, Chambal, Cheap-Textbooks, CheapestTextbooks, Chegg, CollegeSwapShop or Direct Textbook that collect information from many stores. The site iChapters offers individual chapters in electronic format from college textbooks, as well as discounts on textbooks in both electronic and print format. 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:
New Jersey Books

Spring 2015

  • 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); Brooks/Cole; 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); Brooks/Cole; 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]: No textbook.
  • 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; McGraw Hill (Custom Edition for Rutgers University);
    ISBN: 9781121262195
    [updated, Fall 2011; new course number, Fall 2012 (formerly 198)]
  • 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, and WebAssign are optional. Discount packages (textbook and Access codes) are available at the Rutgers bookstores or at http://www.cengagebrain.com/course/1-1N2MT75 . Students are also expected to have a graphing calculator, which should be comparable to our recommendation.
    [updated, Fall 2014]
    • Text: Rutgers custom edition of James Stewart, Lothar Redlin, & Saleem Watson; Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus (sixth edition); Brooks/Cole, 2006;
      ISBN: 978-1-133-66468-0
    • Solutions Manual for Stewart/Redlin/Watson's Precalculus;
      ISBN: 978-0-8400-6879-8
    • Calculator: Texas Instruments TI-83
  • 112[FSU]: Same as Math 111.
    [updated, Fall 2014]
  • 115[FSU]: The textbook and WebAssign Acess Code are required, but the Solutions Manual and Study Guide are optional. Discount packages (textbook and Access codes) are available at the Rutgers bookstores. Students are also expected to have a graphing calculator, which should be comparable to our recommendation.

    [updated, Fall 2014]
    • Text (packaged with WebAssign code): Rutgers custom edition of James Stewart, Lothar Redlin & Saleem Watson; Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus (sixth edition); Brooks/Cole, 2006 (960 pp.); Hardcover
      ISBN: 978-1-133-6648-0
    • Solutions Manual for Stewart/Redlin/Watson's Precalculus;
      ISBN: 978-0-8400-6879-8
    • Calculator: Texas Instruments TI-83.
  • 131[S]: Same textbook and other material as 135
    [added, Spring 2014]
  • 135[FSU]: 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
  • 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]: A special package with ISBN 1-4641-0376-3 based on Jon Rogawski; Calculus: Early Transcendentals (second edition); W. H. Freeman Company, 2012 (1050 pp.) is available in local bookstores or directly from the publisher with free shipping.
    The required textbook may be supplemented by an optional Student's solution manual ISBN: 1-4292-5502-1.
    Also, students are expected to have a graphing calculator, such as the TI-83.
    [updated, Spring 2014]
  • 152[FSU]: Same textbook and other material as 151.
    [updated, Spring 2012]
  • 153[F]: Same textbook and other material as 151.
  • 191[F]: Michael Spivak; Calculus; (4th edition); Publish or Perish Press; 2008
    ISBN 9780914098911
    [changed, Spring 2015]
  • 192[FS]: Michael Spivak; Calculus; (4th edition); Publish or Perish Press; 2008
    ISBN 9780914098911
    [changed, Spring 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: 9781464103766
      [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); Brooks/Cole
      (text); 2012 (864 pp.);
      ISBN: 9781133109037 (with DE Tools)
      ISBN: 9780495561989 (text only)
      [updated, Fall 2014]
    • Solutions Manual: ISBN: 9780495826729
  • 285[F]: Stephen Kellison; The Theory of Interest 3rd edition; McGraw-Hill; (text) 2008 (660 pp.); ISBN: 978-0-073-38244-9
    [New course, Fall 2014]
  • 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); Brooks/Cole; 2006 (360 pp.);
    ISBN: 978-0-495-56202-3
    [Note 8th edition under consideration for Fall 2015
    [updated, Fall 2010]
  • 311[FS]: Edward D. Gaughan; Introduction to Analysis;
    ISBN: 978-0-8218-4787-9
    [updated, Spring 2012]
  • 312[S]: Same textbook as 311
    [changed, Spring 2009]
  • 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]
  • 351[FS]: Thomas W. Hungerford; Abstract Algebra: An Introduction
    (3rd edition, 2011); Brooks/Cole
    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); Brooks/Cole, 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
  • 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]: Manfredo P. Do Carmo; Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces (1st edition);
    Prentice Hall;
    ISBN: 978-0132125895
    [changed, Spring 2014]
  • 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
  • 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]: Fred Roberts &Barry Tesman ; Applied Combinatorics (second edition); CRC Press, 2009 (848 pp.);
    ISBN: 978-1-4200-9982-9)
    [updated, Fall 2009]
  • 461[S]: Herbert B. Enderton; A Mathematical Introduction to Logic (second edition); Academic Press, 2001 (352 pp.);
    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; Brooks/Cole, 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 2015
    J. Matoušek, Thirty-three miniatures (1st ed., 2010)
    AMS Student Mathematical Library vol. 53 (text)
    Preliminary version: (download pdf)
    [changed, Spring 2015]

Contact Us

HillCenter small

Department of Mathematics

Department of Mathematics
Rutgers University
Hill Center - Busch Campus
110 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8019, USA

Phone: +1.848.445.2390
Fax: +1.732.445.5530