Books at the library

Due the generosity of my colleagues in the math department, several boxes of mathematics books are donated to the Vasche Library every semester. Some of these books are new textbooks sent to us by the publishers, some are older editions of a current textbook, while others are just popular books about mathematics.

If the old edition at the library is close enough to the current one, you may be able to save yourself $100 on a new book. If you are not satisfied with your current textbook or just want to see the material presented in a different way, try looking through these alternatives. Below are my best guesses for which book complements which class.

Apparently gifts are given a low cataloging priority at the library, so these books may not be on the stacks yet. If there is a book you are dying to get your hands on, just let me know. I will see if I can speed up the process for you.

Alternate Textbooks

Author

Title

Edition

Course Number

A. Sia, H. Sun, R. Wilson

The Best Test Preparation for the ELM

  ELM

L. Hirsch & A. Goodman

Understanding Intermediate Algebra: A Course for College Students

4th

0106, 0107, 0110

A. Kaseberg

Intermediate Algebra: A Just-in-Time Approach

 

0106, 0107, 0110

C. McKeague

Intermediate Algebra: Concepts and Graphs

3rd

0106, 0107, 0110

K. Martin-Gay

Basic College Mathematics

 

0106, 0107, 0110

K. Smith

The Nature of Mathematics

8th

1000

K. Smith

Trigonometry for College Students

7th

1080

M. Sullivan & M. Sullivan, III

Trigonometry: Enhanced with Graphing Utilities

3rd

1080

R. Barnett, M. Ziegler, K. Byleen

Analytic Trigonometry with Applications

7th

1080

E. Swokowski & J. Cole

Precalculus: Functions and Graphs

9th

1100

J. Faires & J. DeFranza

Precalculus

2nd

1100

B. Armstrong & D. Davis

Brief Calculus: The Study of Rates of Change

 

1410

J. Stewart

Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals

4th

1410 & 1420

J. Stewart

Single Variable Calculus

4th

1410 & 1420

L. Goldstein, D. Lay, D. Schneider

Calculus and its Applications

9th

1410 & 1420

H. Anton, I. Bivens, S. Davis

Calculus

7th

1410, 1420, 2410

L. Goldstein, D. Schneider, M. Siegel

Finite Mathematics and its Applications

7th

1500

P. Long & J. Graening

Finite Mathematics: an Applied Approach

2nd

1500

D. Moore

The Basic Practice of Statistics

2nd

1600

C. Brase & C. Brase

Understanding Basic Statistics

2nd

1600

W. Mendenhall, R. Beaver, B. Beaver

Introduction to Probability & Statistics

10th

1600

G. Keller & B. Warrack

Essentials of Business Statistics

2nd

1610

K. Black

Business Statistics for Contemporary Decision Making

4th

1610

D. Wackerly, W. Mendenhall III, R. Scheaffer

Mathematical Statistics with Applications

 

1620

J. Romano & A. Siegel

Counterexamples in Probability and Statistics

 

1620

L. Goldstein, D. Lay, D. Schneider

Calculus and Its Applications

9th

1910

T. Mikosch

Elementary Stochastic Calculus with Finance in View

 

1910

J. Marsden & A. Tromba

Vector Calculus

5th

2410

S. Lipschutz & M. Lipson

Schaum's Easy Outlines: Linear Algebra

 

2530

W. Nicholson

Linear Algebra with Applications

3rd

2530

H. Anton & C. Rorres

Elementary Linear Algebra: Applications Version

8th

2530

D. Hill & B. Kolman

Modern Matrix Algebra

 

2530

D. Poole

Linear Algebra: a Modern Introduction

 

2530

R. Penney

Linear Algebra: Ideas and Applications

 

2530

S. Leon

Linear Algebra with Applications

4th

2530

A. Burris

Understanding the Math You Teach

 

3030

D. Burton

The History of Mathematics

5th

3110

J. Murray

Mathematical Biology

 

3350

J. Sandefur

Elementary Mathematical Modeling: A Dynamic Approach

 

3350

D. Burton

Elementary Number Theory

5th

3600

E. Gaughan

Introduction to Analysis

5th

4130, 4140

R. Gordon

Real Analysis: A First Course

2nd

4130, 4140

B. Thomson, J. Bruckner, A. Bruckner

Elementary Real Analysis

 

4130, 4140

W. Kosmala

A Friendly Introduction to Analysis

2nd

4130, 4140

J. Faires & R. Burden

Student Solutions Manual to Accompany Numerical Methods

3rd

4330

J. Gallian

A Contemporary Introduction to Abstract Algebra

5th

4530

E. Saff & A. Snider

Fundamentals of Complex Analysis for Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

2nd

4600

R. Churchill & J. Brown

Complex Variables and Applications

5th

4600

S. Ghahramani

Fundamentals of Probability

 

4630

 

Popular Math Books

Author

Title

M. Fleischmann, D. Tildesley, R. Ball

Fractals in the Natural Sciences

R. Devaney & L. Keen (Eds)

Chaos and Fractals: The Mathematics Behind the Computer Graphics

M. Rubinstein

Patterns of Problem Solving

H. Berg

Random Walks in Biology

M. Kac

Enigmas of Chance

M. Gardner

The Magic Numbers of Dr. Matrix

G. Wiggins & J. McTighe

Understanding by Design

A. Zmuda, R Kuklis, E. Kline

Transforming Schools: Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

D. Littky

The Big Picture: Education is Everyone's Business