Mathematics Department - Rutgers Mathematics Master Textbook List

Rutgers Mathematics Master Textbook List




Information on textbooks for all Undergraduate Mathematics courses at the New Brunswick and Piscataway campuses of Rutgers is collected here. This information is cumulative since the Fall 2000 semester. The primary source for this page is the orders submitted by the department to bookstores. Individual course pages may have more information. Most course numbers are links 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 upgrades 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 which is indicated by a link marked (text).

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, CheapestTextbooks, 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.

On January 1, 2007, the 10 digit ISBN was replaced by the expanded ISBN-13. Those numbers will be added to this page as they become available. To learn more, see ISBN13 For Dummies. Although some older 10 digit numbers will remain on this page, some sites no longer recognize them, so the 13 digit number should be used for most searches.

Information about availablity of textbooks at local stores can be found at the sites of those stores:

Rutgers Bookstore

New Jersey Books

Both store sites have a link to select individual courses for more information.

Fall 2010

  • 001[FS]: Jeffrey Slater & John Tobey & Jamie Blair; Basic College Mathematics (sixth edition); Prentice-Hall (text), 2009 (784 pp.); (ISBN: 0-13-208515-1; ISBN13: 9780132085151) [updated, Spring 2009]
  • ISBN-10: 0132085151 ISBN-13: 9780132085151 Publisher: Prentice Hall Copyright: 2009 Format: Paper; 784 pp
  • 023[F]: Same textbook as 025.
  • 024[S]: Same textbooks as 025.
  • 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 (sixth edition); Brooks/Cole, 2006 (688 pp.); (ISBN: 0-534-999727; ISBN13: 9780534999728) [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: 0-534-99978-6; ISBN-13: 978-0-534-99978-0)
    • Bundle: Understanding Elementary Algebra with Geometry: A Course for College Students (with CD-ROM and iLrn Tutorial), 6th + Student Solutions Manual, 6th Edition; (ISBN: 0-534-61062-5; ISBN-13:978-0-534-61062-3)
  • 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 (sixth edition); Brooks/Cole, 2006 (880 pp.); (ISBN: 0-534-41795-7; ISBN13: 9780534417956) [updated, Fall 2006]
    • Student Solutions Manual for Hirsch/Goodman's Understanding Intermediate Algebra: A Course for College Students, 6th Edition, 2006 (416 pp.); (ISBN: 0-534-42170-9; ISBN-13: 978-0-534-42170-0)
    • Bundle: Understanding Intermediate Algebra: A Course for College Students (with CD-ROM and iLrn Tutorial), 6th + Student Solutions Manual, 6th Edition (ISBN: 0-534-61154-0; ISBN-13:978-0-534-61154-5)
  • 103 [FSU]: Peter Tannenbaum; Excursions in Modern Mathematics (seventh edition); Prentice-Hall (text), 2010 (704 pp.); (ISBN: 0-32-156803-6; ISBN-13: 9780321568038) [updated, Fall 2009]
  • 103:H1[F]: Simon Singh; The Code Book; Anchor (ISBN: 978-0-385-49532-5) [new, Fall 2010]
  • 104[S]: This course uses WileyPlus, an integrated system for completing homework assignments and viewing course materials. Both the textbook and a registration code for WileyPlus are required. The Solutions Manual is optional. (See the course page for a more complete discussion of options).
    • Text: Michael Sullivan; Finite Mathematics: An Applied Approach (tenth edition); Wiley (text), 2008 (864 pp.); custom edition for Rutgers University, ISBN13: 978-0-470-56523-0,softcover textbook,containing chapters 6-9 of the full, non-custom edition (ISBN13: 978-0-470-12863-3). [changed, Fall 2008]
    • Solutions Manual: (ISBN13: 978-0-470-24964-2)9780470565247;978-0-470-12863-3
  • 107[F]: Sybilla Beckmann; Mathematics for Elementary Teachers plus Activities Manual (third edition) Addison-Wesley(package), 2008 (912 pp.); (ISBN: 0-321-6494-1; ISBN13: 9780321447173) [updated, Fall 2010]
  • 109[F]: Sybilla Beckmann; Mathematics for Elementary Teachers plus Activities Manual (third edition) Addison-Wesley(package), 2008 (912 pp.); (ISBN: 0-321-6494-1; ISBN13: 9780321447173) [new course (as 197), Fall 2007, new number Fall 2010]
  • 111[FSU]: Same textbook and other material as 115.
  • 112[FSU]: Same textbook and other material as 115. [changed, Spring 2007]
  • 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.
    • Text: James Stewart, Lothar Redlin & Saleem Watson; Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus (fifth edition); Brooks/Cole, 2006 (960 pp.); Hardcover (ISBN: 0-534-49277-0; ISBN13: 9780534492779)
      Paperback (ISBN: 0-495-55750-1; ISBN13: 9780495557500) [updated, Spring 2009].
      The text is also available as an Enhanced Review Edition, 2007, (1072 pp.); (ISBN: 0495392766; ISBN-13: 9780495392767). Any format is acceptable.
    • Solutions Manual for Stewart/Redlin/Watson's Precalculus; (ISBN: 0-534-49290-8; ISBN-13: 9780534492908)
    • Study Guide (ISBN-10: 0534492894; ISBN-13: 9780534492892)
    • Calculator: Texas Instruments TI-83.
  • 135[FSU]: Important information about the text can be found on an overview page on the course site. The Textbook, Study Guide, and Student Solutions Manual should be obtained as a bundle. To be sure of having all resources, students should obtain this package from a local bookstore. The publisher's description [ Fall 2004] of the bundle (ISBN: 0-536-22085-9 from 2004 or 0-536-80120-7 from 2008 are currently acceptable) is: "This is a custom text and is available only at Rutgers bookstores, and has been competitively priced at the SAME PRICE as the used version of the book, and includes a FREE solutions manual and study guide as well - a great deal for students." In addition, a graphing calculator is used in this course. Our custom text has been divided into two separate volumes: one covering 135 and a second for the continuation courses 136 and 138.
    • Text: Special text based on Monty J. Strauss, Gerald L. Bradley and Karl J. Smith; Calculus; Prentice-Hall,(Third edition – currently out of print), 2002 (1104 pp.); [changed, Fall 2003]
    • Calculator: Same as for 115.
  • 136[FSU]: The second volume (ISBN: 0-536-22087-5 from 2004 OR 0-536-51820-3 from 2008) of the text used in 135 in the previous semester is used in 136.
    • Text: Same as for 135. [changed, Spring 2004]
    • Calculator: Same as for 115.
  • 138[S]: Same textbook and other material as 136.
  • 151[FSU]: A special package with ISBN 1-4292-1109-1 (ISBN13: 978-1-4292-1109-3) based on Jon Rogawski; Calculus: Early Transcendentals ; W. H. Freeman Company, 2008 (1050 pp.) is available in local bookstores. A graphing calculator (such as the TI-83) is also expected in this course. The required textbook may be supplemented by an optional Student's solution manual (ISBN: 0-7167-9594-9; ISBN13: 9780716795940). Also, students are expected to have a graphing calculator. [changed, Fall 2007]
  • 152[FSU]: Note: the text used in 151 in the previous semester is used in 152. The textbook for 151 was changed in Fall 2007, so the entry for 151 applies to 152 as well. Also, students are expected to have a graphing calculator.
  • 153[F]: Same textbook and other material as 151.
  • 192[F]: Same textbook and other material as 152.
  • 244[FSU]: The textbook is required, but the Solutions Manual is optional.
    • Text: William E. Boyce & Richard C. DiPrima ; Elementary Differential Equations (ninth edition); Wiley (text) 2008 (656 pp.); (ISBN13: 9780470039403)[updated, Fall 2009]
    • Solution Manual(ISBN13: 978-0-470-38335-3)
  • 250 (all)[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 (second edition); Prentice-Hall 2008 (656 pp.); (ISBN: 0-13-187141-2; ISBN13: 9780131871410)[updated, Fall 2007]
    • Solution Manual(ISBN: 0-13-239734-X, ISBN-13: 9780132397346)
    • Bundle(ISBN: 0-13-135397-7, ISBN-13: 9780131353978)
  • 251[FSU]: The text used in 152 during the previous semester is used in 251. Since that text has not been changed this semester, see the listing for 152 for textbook information.
  • 252[FSU]: The textbook is required, but the Solutions Manual is optional.
    • Text: Paul Blanchard, Robert L. Devaney & Glen Hall; Differential Equations (third edition); Brooks/Cole, 2006 (832 pp.); (ISBN: 0-495-01265-3; ISBN13: 9780495012658) [updated, Spring 2006]
    • Solution Manual(ISBN: 0-495-01461-3; ISBN-13: 9780495014614)
  • 291[FS]: Same textbook as 251.
  • 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: 0-495-56202-5; ISBN13: 978-0-495-56202-3)[updated, Fall 2010]
  • 311[FS]:Edward D. Gaughan; Introduction to Analysis (fifth edition); Brooks/Cole, 1998 (250 pp.); (ISBN: 0-534-35177-8;ISBN-13: 9780534351779) (the original publisher has transferred this text to the American Mathematical Society where it has been reprinted with ISBN-10: 0-8218-4787-2, ISBN-13: 978-0-8218-4787-9) [changed, Fall 2007]
  • 312[S]: Same textbook as 311 [changed, Spring 2009]
  • 321[F]: Richard Haberman; Mathematical Models: Mechanical Vibrations, Population Dynamics, and Traffic Flow; (text) S. I. A. M. 1998 (402 pp.); (ISBN: 0-89871-408-7; ISBN-13: 9780898714081)[changed, Fall 2003]
  • 325[F]: J. S. Bell ; Speakable and Unspeakable in Quantum Mechanics; Cambridge University Press,(text) 2004 (288 pp., paperback); (ISBN-10: 0521523389; ISBN-13: 9780521523387)[New course, Fall 2009]
  • 336[F]: No text.
  • 338[S]: Online course text[changed, Spring 2004]
  • 348[S]: Paul Garrett; Making, Breaking Codes: An Introduction to Cryptology (first edition); Prentice-Hall (text), 2001 (524 pp.); (ISBN: 0-13-030369-0; ISBN13: 9780130303691)[changed, Spring 2002, new course number, Spring 2005]
  • 350[FS]: Stephen H. Friedberg, Arnold J. Insel & Lawrence E. Spence; Linear Algebra (fourth edition); Prentice-Hall (text), 2003 (624 pp.); (ISBN: 0-13-008451-4; ISBN13: 9780130084514) [updated, Fall 2003]
  • 351[FS]: Thomas W. Hungerford; Abstract Algebra: An Introduction (second edition); Brooks/Cole 1997 (588 pp.); (ISBN: 0-03-010-559-5; ISBN13: 9780030105593)
  • 354[SU]: Bernard Kolman & Robert E. Beck; Elementary Linear Programming with Applications (second edition); Academic Press, 1995 (449 pp.); (ISBN: 0-12-417910-X; ISBN13: 978-0-12-417910-3)
  • 356[FU]: Kenneth H. Rosen; Elementary Number Theory and Its Applications (sixth edition); Addison Wesley, 2005 (744 pp.); (ISBN: 0-321-50031-8; ISBN13: 9780321500311) [changed Summer and Fall 2008]
  • 357[S]: A. Jensen and Anders la Cour-Harbo; Ripples in Mathematics The Discrete Wavelet Transform, 2001 ( IX, 246 pp., Softcover); Springer (ISBN: 3-540-41662-5; ISBN13: 978-3-540-41662-3) [new, Spring 2005]
  • 361[FS]:Herbert B. Enderton ; Elements of Set Theory; Academic Press, 1977 ( pp.); (ISBN: 0-12-238440-7; ISBN13: 9780122384400)[changed, Spring 2003] (Not offered Spring 2007)
  • 373[FSU]: Richard L. Burden & J. Douglas Faires; Numerical Analysis (eighth edition); Brooks/Cole, 2005 (850 pp.); (ISBN: 0-534-39200-8; ISBN13: 9780534392000) [updated, Spring 2006]
  • 403[S]: Stephen D. Fisher; Complex Variables (second edition); Dover Publications ( text), 1990 (paperback, 422 pp.) (ISBN: 0-486-40679-2) [changed, Spring 2002]
  • 411[F]: Walter Rudin; Principles of Mathematical Analysis (third edition); McGraw-Hill, 1976 (325 pp.); (ISBN: 0-07-054235-X; ISBN13: 9780070542358)
  • 412[S]: Walter Rudin; Principles of Mathematical Analysis (third edition); McGraw-Hill, 1976 (325 pp.); (ISBN: 0-07-054235-X; ISBN13: 9780070542358)
  • 421[FSU]: Dennis G. Zill and Michael R. Cullen ; Advanced Engineering Mathematics (fourth edition); Jones and Bartlett, 2006; (ISBN13: 978-0-7637-7966-5 ) [updated, Fall 2006]
  • 423[FS]: Walter A. Strauss; Partial Differential Equations (second edition); Wiley > (text),(text) , 2008 (464 pp.); (ISBN-13: 978-0-470-05456-7 ) [updated, Fall 2009]
  • 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]: Wallis & ; A Beginners Guide to to Graph Theory (second edition Springer, 2005; (ISBN-13 978-0-8176-4484-0) [changed, Fall 2010]
  • 432[FS]: Andrew N. Pressley; Elementary Differential Geometry(first edition, corrected second printing, X, 332 pp. 185 illus., Softcover); Springer, 2001 (ISBN-13: 978-1-85233-152-8) [new, Spring 2009]
  • 435[F]: David A. Brannan, Matthew F. Esplen & Jeremy J. Gray; Geometry (first edition); Cambridge University Press, 1999 (510 pp.); (soft cover ISBN: 0-521-59787-0; ISBN-13: 9780521597876; or hardbound ISBN: 0-521-59193-7; ISBN-13: 9780521591935) [second text removed, Fall 2004]
  • 436[S]: Victor J. Katz; History of Mathematics: Brief Version; Addison-Wesley (text) 2004 (576 pp.); (ISBN: 0321161939; ISBN13: 9780321161932) [changed, Spring 2007]
  • 441[F]: James Munkres; Topology (second edition); Prentice-Hall, 2000 (537 pp.); (ISBN: 0-13-181629-2; ISBN13: 9780131816299)
  • 442[S]: Two texts
    • James Munkres; Topology (second edition); Prentice-Hall, 2000 (537 pp.); (ISBN: 0-13-181629-2; ISBN13: 9780131816299)
    • Morris W. Hirsch; Differential Topology (first edition 1976. Corr. 6th printing); Springer, 1997, (222 pp.); (ISBN13: 978-0-387-90148-0)
  • 451[F]: Michael Artin; Algebra (first edition); Prentice-Hall, 1991 (672 pp.); (ISBN: 0-13-004763-5; ISBN13: 9780130047632)
  • 452[S]: Michael Artin; Algebra (first edition); Prentice-Hall, 1991 (672 pp.); (ISBN: 0-13-004763-5; ISBN13: 9780130047632)
  • 453[F]: Vasek Chvatal; Linear Programming; W. H. Freeman Company, 1983 (478 pp.); (ISBN: 0-7167-1587-2; ISBN13: 9780716715870)
  • 454[FU]: Fred Roberts &Barry Tesman ; Applied Combinatorics (second edition); CRC Press, 2009 (848 pp.); (ISBN: 1420099825; ISBN-13: 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: 0-12-238452-0; ISBN13: 978-0-12-238452-3)
  • 477[FSU]: Sheldon M. Ross; A First Course in Probability (eighth edition); Prentice-Hall (text), 2006 (576 pp.); (ISBN13: 978-0-13-603313-4)[updated, Fall 2010]
  • 478[S]: Sheldon M. Ross; Introduction to Probability Models (ninth edition); Academic Press , 2006 (800 pp.); (ISBN: 0-12-598062-0; ISBN13: 978-0-12-598062-3 )[updated, Spring 2007]
  • 481[FS]: Irwin Miller & Marylees Miller; John E. Freund's Mathematical Statistics with Applications (seventh edition); Prentice-Hall, 2004 (624 pp.); (ISBN: 0-13-142706-7; ISBN13: 9780131427068)[updated, Fall 2005]
  • 485[F]: Victor Goodman and Joseph Stampfli; The Mathematics of Finance: Modeling and Hedging, First edition 2001 (300 pp.), Springer-Verlag, (ISBN: 0-534-37776-9) [new, Fall 2006]
  • 491[F]: Watch this space Kiran S. Kedlaya, Bjorn Poonen, and Ravi Vakil; The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition 1985-2000: Problems Solutions, and Commentary, 2002 (354 pp.); Mathematical Association of America (ISBN: 0-88385-087-X) [changed, Fall 2006]

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