Calculus I: Fall 2008. College of the Atlantic

Our textbook will be:

Deborah Hughes-Hallett, et al. Calculus: Single Variable, 4th Edition. J. Wiley. November 2004. ISBN-10: 0471484822 ISBN-13: 978-0471484820

This book list for $123.84 on It will probably be a little bit more expensive from Sherman's in Bar Harbor. There are some less expensive options, however:

  1. Get it used at a bookstore somewhere. This text is used at many US universities. So you should be able to find it used at other college bookstores. If you live in (or will be going to) a town with a college or university, you may want to explore this option.
  2. But it used online. Amazon has it used for as little as $40. There are other places you can look for it online, too.
  3. Try to buy it from a current student. This is the same edition that I used the last time I offered the course.

I strongly recommend buying your own copy of the textbook. The book is overpriced, but nevertheless I think you'll learn more if you get your own copy. We will use the same textbook for Calc II in winter.

Whatever you end up deciding to do, please be very, very careful that you're getting the right book. There are several different versions and editions of Calculus textbooks by the same author. When buying books with different editions, the best thing to do is look for the ISBN code. If the ISBN matches the one given above, then you have the right book. Every edition of a book gets a new ISBN, so an ISBN is a unique identifier for a book. (There are two version of ISBNs now: 10 and 13 digit codes. Either will work. You can learn lots more about ISBNs on wikipedia, should you have some time on your hands. There's actually some interesting math involved.)