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Textbook assignments for summer and fall 2017 and spring 2018 are listed below with links if a version of the book is available for free online.

Thanks to the Cornell Math Library, free versions of textbooks are available for many upper-level and graduate courses in mathematics. The Cornell Store offers a wide variety of options for purchase or rental (new books, used books, and e-books) both in store and through their web site.

NOTE: Many advanced or topics graduate courses have no required textbook and are not listed here unless they do.

MATH 1002 - PSP Calculus Preparation and Quantitative Methods

summer 2017
Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, Calculus with Applications Plus MyMathLab, Pearson Education, 2016 (Edition: 11; ISBN: 0-13-388683-2).

MATH 1003 - PSP Statistics Preparation and Quantitative Methods

summer 2017
Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, Finite Mathematics and Calculus with Applications Plus MyMathLab, Pearson Education, 2016 (Edition: 10; ISBN: 0-13-398107-X).

MATH 1101 - Calculus Preparation

spring 2018
(optional) Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, Calculus with Applications, Pearson Education, 2016 (Edition: 11; ISBN: 978-0-321-97942-1).

(optional) Hass, Heil, and Weir, Thomas’ Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Single Variable, Pearson Education, 2018 (Edition: 14; ISBN: 978-0-13-443941-9).

fall 2017
Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, Calculus with Applications, Pearson Education, 2016 (Edition: 11; ISBN: 978-0-321-97942-1).

(optional) Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, Student's Solutions Manual for Calculus with Applications, Pearson Education, 2016 (Edition: 11; ISBN: 978-0-13-386453-3).

MATH 1105 - Finite Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences

fall 2017
Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, Finite Mathematics, Pearson Education, 2016 (Edition: 11; ISBN: 978-0-321-97943-8).

(optional) Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, Student's Solutions Manual for Finite Mathematics, Pearson Education, 2016 (Edition: 11; ISBN: 978-0-321-99742-5).

MATH 1106 - Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences

spring 2018
Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, Calculus with Applications, Pearson Education, 2016 (Edition: 11; ISBN: 978-0-321-97942-1).

(optional) Lial, Greenwell, and Ritchey, Student's Solutions Manual for Calculus with Applications, Pearson Education, 2016 (Edition: 11; ISBN: 978-0-13-386453-3).

MATH 1110 - Calculus I

spring 2018
Hass, Heil, and Weir, Thomas’ Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Single Variable Books a la Carte Edition Plus MyMathLab with Pearson EText - Access Card Package, Pearson Education, 2018 (Edition: 14; ISBN: 978-0-13-477582-1).

fall 2017
Hass, Heil, and Weir, Thomas’ Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Single Variable, Pearson Education, 2018 (Edition: 14; ISBN: 978-0-13-443941-9).

MATH 1120 - Calculus II

Hass, Heil, and Weir, Thomas’ Calculus: Early Transcendentals, Single Variable, Pearson Education, 2018 (Edition: 14; ISBN: 978-0-13-443941-9).

MATH 1220 - Theoretical Calculus II

fall 2017
Lax and Terrell, Calculus with Applications, Springer-Verlag, 2013 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 978-1-4614-7945-1) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 1300 - Mathematical Explorations

fall 2017
No required textbook. The instructor may provide notes, references, or links to on-line resources.

MATH 1340 - Mathematics and Politics

spring 2018
Dixit, Skeath, and Reiley, Games of Strategy, W. W. Norton and Company, 2014 (Edition: 4; ISBN: 978-0-393-12444-6)

MATH 1710 - Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World

Diez, Barr, and Çetinkaya-Rundel, OpenIntro Statistics, OpenIntro, Inc., 2015 (Edition: 3; ISBN: 978-1-943450-03-9) — free PDF version from OpenIntro

MATH 1890 - FWS: Writing in Mathematics

spring 2018
O'Neil, Cathy, Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, Crown/Archetype, 2017 (ISBN: 978-0-553-41883-5).

MATH 1910 - Calculus For Engineers

Rogawski and Adams, Calculus, W. H. Freeman, 2015 (Edition: 3; ISBN: 978-1-4641-2526-3).

MATH 1920 - Multivariable Calculus For Engineers

Rogawski and Adams, Calculus, W. H. Freeman, 2015 (Edition: 3; ISBN: 978-1-4641-2526-3).

MATH 2130 - Calculus III

spring 2018
McCallum, Hughes-Hallett, Gleason, et al., Calculus: Multivariable (paperback), John Wiley & Sons, 2013 (Edition: 6; ISBN: 978-0-470-88867-4).

MATH 2210 - Linear Algebra

Lay, Lay, and McDonald, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Pearson Education, 2016 (Edition: 5; ISBN: 978-0-321-98238-4).

MATH 2220 - Multivariable Calculus

Lax and Terrell, Multivariable Calculus with Applications — available as a course packet at the Cornell Store

MATH 2230 - Theoretical Linear Algebra and Calculus

fall 2017
Hubbard and Hubbard, Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Forms: A Unified Approach, Matrix Editions, 2015 (Edition: 5; ISBN: 978-0-9715766-8-1).

(optional) Hubbard and Hubbard, Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Forms: A Unified Approach, Student Solutions Manual, Matrix Editions, 2015 (Edition: 5; ISBN: 978-0-9715766-9-8).

MATH 2240 - Theoretical Linear Algebra and Calculus

spring 2018
Hubbard and Hubbard, Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra and Differential Forms: A Unified Approach, Matrix Editions, 2015 (Edition: 5; ISBN: 978-0-9715766-8-1).

MATH 2310 - Linear Algebra with Applications

fall 2017
Strang, Gilbert, Introduction to Linear Algebra, Wellesley-Cambridge Press, 2009 (Edition: 4; ISBN: 978-0-9802327-1-4).

MATH 2930 - Differential Equations for Engineers

Boyce and DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems, John Wiley & Sons, 2017 (Edition: 11; ePub ISBN: 978-1-119-38164-8) — Instant Access provided in Blackboard

MATH 2940 - Linear Algebra for Engineers

Lay, Lay, and McDonald, Linear Algebra and its Applications, Pearson Education, 2016 (Edition: 5; ISBN: 978-0-321-98238-4).

MATH 3040 - Prove It!

Beck and Geoghegan, The Art of Proof: Basic Training for Deeper Mathematics, Springer (ISBN: 978-1-4419-7022-0) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 3110 - Introduction to Analysis

Mattuck, Arthur, Introduction to Analysis, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2013 (ISBN: 978-148484116) — first three chapters available here

MATH 3210 - Manifolds and Differential Forms

fall 2017
do Carmo, Manfredo, Differential Forms and Applications, Springer, 1998 (ISBN: 978-3-540-57618-1) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

Reyer Sjamaar, Manifolds and Differential Forms

MATH 3230 - Introduction to Differential Equations

fall 2017
Boyce and DiPrima, Elementary Differential Equations and Boundary Value Problems (Binder Ready Version + WileyPLUS Registration Card), John Wiley & Sons, 2013 (Edition: 10; ISBN: 978-1118605738).

Zachmanoglou and Thoe, Introduction to Partial Differential Equations with Applications, Dover Publications, 1986 (ISBN: 0-486-65251-3).

MATH 3320 - Introduction to Number Theory

fall 2017
No required textbook. The instructor may provide notes, references, or links to on-line resources.

MATH 3340 - Abstract Algebra

spring 2018
Beachy and Blair, Abstract Algebra, Waveland Press, Inc., 2006 (Edition: 3; ISBN: 978-1-57766-443-7)

MATH 3360 - Applicable Algebra

spring 2018
Childs, Lindsay N., A Concrete Introduction to Higher Algebra, Springer-Verlag, 2009 (Edition: 3; ISBN: 0-387-74527-5) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 3610 - Mathematical Modeling

fall 2017
No required textbook. The instructor may provide notes, references, or links to on-line resources.

MATH 4030 - History of Mathematics

spring 2018
Euclid's Elements, Green Lion Press, 2002 (ISBN: 1-888009-19-5).

MATH 4130 - Honors Introduction to Analysis I

fall 2017
Rudin, Walter, Principles of Mathematical Analysis, McGraw-Hill, 1976 (Edition: 3; ISBN: 0-07-054235-X)

spring 2018
Strichartz, Robert, The Way of Analysis (revised edition), Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2000 (ISBN: 0-7637-1497-6).

(optional) Pugh, Charles Chapman, Real Mathematical Analysis, Springer, 2002 (ISBN: 0-387-95297-7) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 4140 - Honors Introduction to Analysis II

spring 2018
Strichartz, Robert, The Way of Analysis (revised edition), Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2000 (ISBN: 0-7637-1497-6).

MATH 4180 – Complex Analysis

spring 2018
Gamelin, Theodore W., Complex Analysis, Springer-Verlag, 2000 (ISBN: 0-387-95069-9) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 4200 - Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems

fall 2017
Hirsch, Smale, and Devaney, Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems, and an Introduction to Chaos, Elsevier Science & Technology Books, 2012 (Edition: 3; ISBN: 978-0-12-382010-5) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

Arnold, Vladimir I., Ordinary Differential Equations, Springer-Verlag, 2006 (Edition: 3; ISBN: 978-3-540-34563-3) — free electronic access to previous edition provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 4210 - Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos

spring 2018
Strogatz, Steven H., Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos with applications to Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering, Westview Press, 2014 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 978-0-8133-4910-7).

MATH 4220 - Applied Complex Analysis

fall 2017
Saff and Snider, Fundamentals of Complex Analysis with Applications to Engineering, Science, and Mathematics, Prentice Hall PTR, 2003 (Edition: 3; ISBN: 978-0-13-907874-3).

MATH 4250 - Numerical Analysis and Differential Equations

fall 2017
Kincaid and Cheney, Numerical Analysis: Mathematics of Scientific Computing, American Mathematical Society, 2009 (Edition: 3 (revised); ISBN: 978-0-8218-4788-6).

(optional) Moler, Cleve, Numerical Computing with MATLAB, SIAM, 2008 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 978-0-898716-60-3) — free electronic access to previous edition provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 4280 - Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

spring 2018
Strauss, Walter, Partial Differential Equations: An Introduction, John Wiley & Sons, 2007 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 0-470-05456-5).

MATH 4310 - Linear Algebra

fall 2017
Cooperstein, Bruce, Advanced Linear Algebra, CRC Press LLC, 2015 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 978-1-4822-4884-5).

spring 2018
Smith, Larry, Linear Algebra, Springer-Verlag, 1998 (Edition: 3; ISBN: 978-1-4612-7238-0) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

(optional) Cooperstein, Bruce, Advanced Linear Algebra, CRC Press LLC, 2015 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 978-1-4822-4884-5).

MATH 4330 - Honors Linear Algebra

fall 2017
No required textbook. The instructor may provide notes, references, or links to on-line resources.

MATH 4340 - Honors Introduction to Algebra

spring 2018
Dummit and Foote, Abstract Algebra, John Wiley & Sons, 2004 (Edition: 3; ISBN: 0-471-43334-9).

MATH 4370 - Computational Algebra

fall 2017
No required textbook. The instructor may provide notes, references, or links to on-line resources.

MATH 4410 - Introduction to Combinatorics I

spring 2018
(optional) Van Lint and Wilson, A Course in Combinatorics (paperback), Cambridge University Press, 2001 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 0-521-00601-5) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

(optional) Stanley, Richard, Enumerative Combinatorics, Vol. I, Cambridge University Press, 2011 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 1-107-60262-9) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 4420 - Introduction to Combinatorics II

fall 2017
(optional) Van Lint and Wilson, A Course in Combinatorics (paperback), Cambridge University Press, 2001 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 0-521-00601-5) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

The instructor will provide references, links to on-line resources, and books on library reserve.

MATH 4500 - Matrix Groups

spring 2018
Hall, Brian C., Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Representations, Springer-Verlag, 2015 (ISBN: 978-3-319-13466-6) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 4520 - Classical Geometries

fall 2017
No required textbook. The instructor may provide notes, references, or links to on-line resources.

MATH 4530 - Introduction to Topology

fall 2017
No required textbook. The instructor may provide notes, references, or links to on-line resources.

MATH 4540 - Introduction to Differential Geometry

spring 2018
do Carmo, Manfredo, Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces: Revised and Updated Second Edition, Dover Publications, 2016 (ISBN: 978-0-486-80699-0)

MATH 4710 - Basic Probability

Ross, Sheldon, A First Course in Probability, Prentice Hall PTR, 2014 (Edition: 9; ISBN: 978-0-321-79477-2).

MATH 4720 - Statistics

spring 2018
Rice, John A., Mathematical Statistics and Data Analysis, Brooks/Cole, 2007 (Edition: 3; ISBN: 0-534-39942-8).

MATH 4740 - Stochastic Processes

spring 2018
Lawler, Gregory F., Introduction to Stochastic Processes, CRC Press LLC, 2006 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 978-1-58488-651-8)

MATH 6110 - Real Analysis

fall 2017
Stein and Shakarchi, Real Analysis: Measure Theory, Integration, and Hilbert Spaces, Princeton University Press, 2005 (ISBN: 0-691-11386-6).

Stein and Shakarchi, Functional Analysis: Introduction to Further Topics in Analysis, Princeton University Press, 2011 (ISBN: 978-0-691-11387-6).

MATH 6120 - Complex Analysis

spring 2018
Stein and Shakarchi, Complex Analysis, Princeton University Press, 2003 (ISBN: 0-691-11385-8)

MATH 6150 - Partial Differential Equations (formerly MATH 6190)

fall 2017
Evans, Lawrence, Partial Differential Equations, American Mathematical Society, 2010 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 978-0-8218-4974-3)

MATH 6160 - Partial Differential Equations (formerly MATH 6200)

spring 2018
Evans, Lawrence, Partial Differential Equations, American Mathematical Society, 2010 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 978-0-8218-4974-3)

MATH 6210 - Measure Theory and Lebesgue Integration

fall 2017
Bartle, Robert, The Elements of Integration and Lebesgue Measure, John Wiley & Sons, 1966 (ISBN: 0-471-04222-6) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 6270 - Applied Dynamical Systems (also MAE 7760, formerly MATH 7170)

spring 2018
Guckenheimer and Holmes, Nonlinear Oscillations, Dynamical Systems and Bifurcations of Vector Fields, Springer-Verlag, 1983 (ISBN: 0-387-90819-6) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 6310 - Algebra

fall 2017
Isaacs, I. Martin, Algebra: a graduate course, Brooks/Cole, 1994 (ISBN: 0-534-19002-2) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 6320 - Algebra

spring 2018
Dummit and Foote, Abstract Algebra, John Wiley & Sons, 2004 (Edition: 3; ISBN: 0-471-43334-9).

MATH 6340 - Commutative Algebra with Applications in Algebraic Geometry

fall 2017
Eisenbud, David, Commutative Algebra with a View Toward Algebraic Geometry, Springer-Verlag, 1995 (ISBN: 0-387-94269-6) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

Matsumura, Hideyuki, Commutative Ring Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1989 (ISBN: 0-521-36764-6) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

Atiyah and Macdonald, Introduction to Commutative Algebra (paperback), Perseus Books Group, 2000 (ISBN: 0-201-40751-5)

MATH 6350 - Homological Algebra

spring 2018
No required textbook. The instructor may provide notes, references, or links to on-line resources.

MATH 6370 - Algebraic Number Theory

spring 2018
No required textbook. The instructor may provide notes, references, or links to on-line resources.

MATH 6390 - Lie Groups and Lie Algebras

fall 2017
Knapp, Anthony W., Lie Groups Beyond an Introduction, Birkhauser Boston, 2002 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 978-3-7643-4259-3) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 6410 - Enumerative Combinatorics

spring 2018
Stanley, Richard, Enumerative Combinatorics, Vol. I, Cambridge University Press, 2011 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 1-107-60262-9) — free electronic access proivided by the Cornell Math Library

Stanley, Richard, Enumerative Combinatorics, Vol. 2, Cambridge University Press, 2001 (ISBN: 978-0-521-78987-5) — free electronic access proivided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 6510 - Algebraic Topology I

spring 2018
Weintraub, Steven, Fundamentals of Algebraic Topology, Springer, 2014 (ISBN: 978-1-4939-1843-0) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 6520 - Differentiable Manifolds I

fall 2017
Lee, John M., Introduction to Smooth Manifolds (softcover), Springer-Verlag, 2012 (Edition: 2; ISBN: 978-1-4419-9981-8) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 6530 - K Theory and Characteristic Classes

fall 2017
No required textbook. The instructor may provide notes, references, or links to on-line resources.

MATH 6630 - Symplectic Geometry

spring 2018
Cannas da Silva, Ana, Lectures on Symplectic Geometry, Springer, 2001 (ISBN: 978-3-540-42195-5) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

Guillemin and Sternberg, Symplectic Techniques in Physics, Cambridge University Press, 1990 (ISBN: 978-0-521-38990-7).

MATH 6640 - Hyperbolic Geometry

fall 2017
Martelli, Bruno, An introduction to Geometric Topology, CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2016 (ISBN: 978-1-5395-8023-2).

MATH 6670 - Algebraic Geometry

fall 2017
Vakil, Ravi, The Rising Sea: Foundations of Algebraic Geometry

MATH 6710 - Probability Theory I

fall 2017
The course will not closely follow any textbook, but the main references for the material are:

Durrett, Richard, Probability: Theory and Examples, Cambridge University Press, 2010 (Edition: 4; ISBN: 0-521-76539-0) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

Williams, David, Probability with Martingales, Cambridge University Press, 1991 (ISBN: 978-0-521-40605-5) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 6720 - Probability Theory II

spring 2018
Williams, David, Probability with Martingales, Cambridge University Press, 1991 (ISBN: 978-0-521-40605-5) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

Durrett, Richard, Probability: Theory and Examples, Cambridge University Press, 2010 (Edition: 4; ISBN: 0-521-76539-0) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

Lyons and Peres, Probability on Trees and Networks, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (ISBN: 978-1-107-16015-6)

Mörters and Peres, Brownian Motion, Cambridge University Press, 2010 (ISBN: 978-0-521-76018-8) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 6740 - Mathematical Statistics II

fall 2017
Keener, Robert W., Theoretical Statistics, Springer-Verlag, 2010 (ISBN: 978-0-387-93838-7) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

Tsybakov, Alexandre, Introduction to Nonparametric Estimation, Springer-Verlag, 2008 (ISBN: 0-387-79051-9) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 6830 - Model Theory (formerly MATH 7830)

spring 2018
Marker, David, Model Theory: An Introduction, Springer-Verlag, 2002 (ISBN: 0-387-98760-6; required spring 2014) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 6840 - Recursion Theory (formerly MATH 7840)

fall 2017
Soare, Robert I., Turing Computability: Theory and Applications, Springer, 2016 (ISBN: 978-3-642-31932-7) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 7130 - Functional Analysis

spring 2018
Stein and Shakarchi, Functional Analysis: Introduction to Further Topics in Analysis, Princeton University Press, 2011 (ISBN: 978-0-691-11387-6).

Zimmer, Robert J., Essential Results of Functional Analysis, University of Chicago Press, 1990 (ISBN: 978-0-226-98338-7).

MATH 7510 - Berstein Seminar in Topology

fall 2017
Napier and Ramachandran, An Introduction to Riemann Surfaces, Birkhauser Boston, 2012 (ISBN: 978-0-8176-4692-9) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 7670 - Topics in Algebraic Geometry

fall 2017
Eisenbud and Harris, 3264 and All That: A Second Course in Algebraic Geometry, Cambridge University Press, 2016 (ISBN: 978-1-107-60272-4) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library

MATH 7720 - Topics in Stochastic Processes: Random Walks on Amenable Groups

spring 2018
(optional) Woess, Wolfgang, Random Walks on Infinite Graphs and Groups, Cambridge University Press, 2000 (ISBN: 0-521-55292-3) — free electronic access provided by the Cornell Math Library