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Basic Textbook Information

Basic Textbook Information

Students can find out which textbook their professor is using by going to the class schedule and clicking the textbook link for the appropriate course.  The following list illustrates the common advantages and disadvantages of each purchase option.

Traditional Hardcover Textbooks

  • Advantages
    • familiarity
    • ability to highlight and take notes within the textbook
    • durability
    • traditional hardcover textbooks can often (and easily) be resold
    • easy to carry around
    • used copies can be found on services such as AllBookStores.com or amazon.com
    • if the course requires online homework, the Hawks Nest College Store usually carries new textbooks bundled with the access codes to the online homework system, thus making the total cost lower than if purchased separately
  • Disadvantages
    • of all the purchasing options, the traditional hardcover can be the most expensive - at least initially. This is especially true if the course requires a newer edition of the textbook. Of course, if the plan is to resell the textbook, then that actually decreases the total cost of the text, but future prices are never guaranteed.
    • if the student is purchasing a used version of the textbook, and if their course is using online homework, then they usually must purchase access to the online homework in addition to the purchase of the hardcover textbook.

Loose-Leaf Textbooks

  • Advantages
    • significantly cheaper than the traditional hardcover textbook
    • ability to highlight and take notes within the textbook
    • portability (students often carry only one chapter at a time)
    • if the course requires online homework, the Hawks Nest College Store usually carries new loose-leaf textbooks bundled with the access codes to the online homework system to make the total cost lower than if purchased separately
  • Disadvantages
    • low (to non-existent) resale value
    • pages can get lost easily if the student is disorganized

E-Books

  • Advantages
    • if using an online homework system, the e-book is the cheapest of the three versions of the textbook (even if the student is not using an online homework system, we have "general enrollment" courses so the student may access the e-book through the online homework system as long as they have an access code)
    • ability to highlight and take notes within the e-book
    • its portability (students carry nothing more than a smart phone or tablet)
    • access to additional content via the e-book such as tutorials, videos, extra problem sets, and/or extra demonstrations
  • Disadvantages
    • there is no resale value
    • if the student is enrolled in a course that does not use an online homework system, then they must access the e-book via a special "general enrollment" course (this is actually not a disadvantage... it's just an initial, very small hassle)
    • many students prefer the "feel" of a physical textbook over an e-book

Math 20 (Arithmetic) Textbooks

Math 20 (Arithmetic) Textbooks

Essentials of Basic Mathematics, 1st edition (2010), by Charles McKeague

Arithmetic McKeague 1st

Publisher: XYZ Textbooks


Online Homework Component

Math 20 (Arithmetic) courses at CRC do not have online homework.


Purchase Options

1 CRC has no affiliation with AllBookStores.com.  This information is provided for reference only.  Please take into consideration shipping costs and the time it will take to receive the textbook if purchasing from a non-CRC source.  Always make sure you are purchasing from a reputable source.

Math 30 (Prealgebra) Textbooks

Math 30 (Prealgebra) Textbooks

Prealgebra, 5th edition (2012), by Lial and Hestwood

Prealgebra Lial 5th

Publisher: Pearson


Online Homework Component

Some instructors use MyMathLab with this textbook.  It would be incredibly beneficial for you to check with your instructor to determine if your class will be using online homework.


Purchase Options

Math 100 (Elementary Algebra) Textbooks

Math 100 (Elementary Algebra) Textbooks

Elementary Algebra: Concepts and Applications, 9th edition (2012), by Bittinger, Ellenbogen, and Johnson

Elementary Algebra Bittinger 9th

Publisher: Pearson


Online Homework Component

Some instructors use MyMathLab with this textbook.  It would be incredibly beneficial for you to check with your instructor to determine if your class will be using online homework.


Purchase Options

1 If you are going to purchase the e-book through the MyMathLab website, your instructor will give you instructions on how to do so during the first class meeting.

Elementary Algebra, 5th edition (2012), by Tussy

Elementary Algebra 5th edition Tussy

Publisher: Cengage


Online Homework Component

Some instructors use WebAssign with this textbook.  It would be incredibly beneficial for you to check with your instructor to determine if your class will be using online homework.


Purchase Options

  • Loose-Leaf with WebAssign Access Code: (ISBN 9781285104997) 
  • E-Book with WebAssign Access Code:
    • WebAssign Website1 ($79.00)

1 If you are going to purchase the e-book and access through the WebAssign website, your instructor will give you instructions on how to do so during the first class meeting.

Math 110 (Geometry) Textbooks

Math 110 (Geometry) Textbooks

Elementary Geometry for College Students, 5th edition (2011), by Alexander and Koeberlein

Elementary Geometry Alexander 5th

Publisher: Cengage


Online Homework Component

Instructors have elected to not use an online component for Math 110 (Geometry).


Purchase Options

  • Traditional Hardcover: (ISBN 9781439047903)
  • E-Book: (ISBN 9781439047903)
    • CengageBrain.com (prices range from $79.99 to $111.49 depending on how long you want the e-book for, or you can purchase each chapter for $11.99)

1 CRC has no affiliation with AllBookStores.com.  This information is provided for reference only.  Please take into consideration shipping costs and the time it will take to receive the textbook if purchasing from a non-CRC source.  Always make sure you are purchasing from a reputable source.

Math 120 (Intermediate Algebra) Textbooks

Math 120 (Intermediate Algebra) Textbooks

Modeling, Functions, and Graphs: Algebra for College Students by Bruce and Katherine Yoshiwara

Intermediate Algebra Yoshiwara

Publisher: Self-published through Lulu.com


Online Homework Component

Some instructors use WebAssign with this textbook.  It would be incredibly beneficial for you to check with your instructor to determine if your class will be using online homework.


Purchase Options

1 This textbook (and the e-book) does not come with an access code to the online homework system (WebAssign).  If your course is using online homework, then you will have free access to the entire online homework system for the first two weeks of the course.  After this, you must purchase access.  The cost for access to WebAssign for this textbook is $37.45 and can be paid via credit card or PayPal to WebAssign once your free trial is near to expiration.  If purchasing the physical textbook from Lulu, please allow up to two weeks for delivery as they only print and bind the textbooks on demand.

Intermediate Algebra, 3rd edition (2012), by Sullivan and Struve

Intermediate Algebra Sullivan 3rd

Publisher: Pearson


Online Homework Component

Some instructors use MyMathLab with this textbook.  It would be incredibly beneficial for you to check with your instructor to determine if your class will be using online homework.


Purchase Options

  • Traditional Hardcover (without MyMathLab Access Code): (ISBN 9780321880123)
  • Loose-Leaf with MyMathLab Access Code: (ISBN 9781269398923)
  • E-Book with MyMathLab Access Code: (ISBN 9780321882127)
    • MyMathLab website2 ($95.70)

1 CRC has no affiliation with AllBookStores.com.  This information is provided for reference only.  Please take into consideration shipping costs and the time it will take to receive the textbook if purchasing from a non-CRC source.  Always make sure you are purchasing from a reputable source.

2 If you are going to purchase the e-book through the MyMathLab website, your instructor will give you instructions on how to do so during the first class meeting. 

Intermediate Algebra: Graphs and Functions, 3rd edition (2002), by Larson

Intermediate Algebra 3rd Larson

Publisher: Cengage


Online Homework Component

Courses using this textbook do not have an online homework component.


Purchase Options

1 CRC has no affiliation with AllBookStores.com.  This information is provided for reference only.  Please take into consideration shipping costs and the time it will take to receive the textbook if purchasing from a non-CRC source.  Always make sure you are purchasing from a reputable source.

Math 125 (Intermediate Algebra with Applications) Textbook

Math 125 (Intermediate Algebra with Applications) Textbook

Intermediate Algebra: Functions and Authentic Applications, 5th edition (2014), by Lehmann

Intermediate Algebra with Applications Lehmann 5th

Publisher: Pearson


Online Homework Component

Some instructors use MyMathLab with this textbook.  It would be incredibly beneficial for you to check with your instructor to determine if your class will be using online homework.


Purchase Options

  • Traditional Hardcover (without MyMathLab Access Code): (ISBN 9780321868190)
  • Loose-Leaf with MyMathLab Access Code: (ISBN 9781269868464)
  • E-Book with MyMathLab Access Code: (ISBN 9780321927286)
    • MyMathLab website3 ($95.70)

1 CRC has no affiliation with AllBookStores.com.  This information is provided for reference only.  Please take into consideration shipping costs and the time it will take to receive the textbook if purchasing from a non-CRC source.  Always make sure you are purchasing from a reputable source.

2 If you buy this loose-leaf textbook used, and if your course requires access to MyMathLab, be sure that your loose-leaf textbook comes with an unused MyMathLab access code.

3 If you are going to purchase the e-book through the MyMathLab website, your instructor will give you instructions on how to do so during the first class meeting. 

Math 300 (Introduction to Mathematical Ideas) Textbook

Math 300 (Introduction to Mathematical Ideas) Textbook

Mathematical Ideas Expanded Edition, 11th edition (2008), by Miller

Mathematical Ideas 11th Miller

Publisher: Pearson


Online Homework Component

Instructors have elected to not use an online component for Math 300 (Mathematical Ideas).


Purchase Options

1 CRC has no affiliation with AllBookStores.com.  This information is provided for reference only.  Please take into consideration shipping costs and the time it will take to receive the textbook if purchasing from a non-CRC source.  Always make sure you are purchasing from a reputable source.

Math 335 (Trigonometry with College Algebra) Textbook

Math 335 (Trigonometry with College Algebra) Textbook

CRC Trigonometry Supplement

Depending on the textbook your instructor uses, you may have to also use the CRC_Trigonometry_Supplement.pdf.

Math 400 - 402 (Calculus I through III) Textbooks

Math 400 - 402 (Calculus I through III) Textbooks

There is only one textbook used for Math 400 through 402 at Cosumnes River College.  While there may exist other options for purchasing the textbook for your course, the options listed below are meant to give you the most flexibility while saving you money.

Calculus: Early Transcendentals by Stewart

Calculus, ET Stewart 7th

Edition: 7th (2010), Publisher: Cengage

There are several purchase options for this textbook.  Please read the following carefully.

  1. You must get Calculus: Early Transcendentals 7th edition.
  2. International versions of this textbook are fine; however, they must be the Early Transcendentals version.
  3. If you plan on taking this series only through Calculus II, then you may purchase the Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals version instead of the entire textbook.
  4. Since we have special pricing on the loose-leaf version, we recommend that you just purchase the loose-leaf textbook through the bookstore to avoid any confusion.
  5. While your Calculus I instructor might not use WebAssign, your Calculus II instructor might.  We recommend playing it safe and just purchasing access to WebAssign from the start of the series.  With access to WebAssign, you get the e-book, access to all the tutorial exercises, access to embedded videos and tutorials within the e-book, and access to all the Wolfram Demonstrations used throughout the course.  The Mathematics Department has "general enrollment" calculus courses on WebAssign that you can log into so you can access your textbook at any time - even if your instructor is not using WebAssign.

Success in your calculus course starts here! James Stewart's CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS texts are world-wide best-sellers for a reason: they are clear, accurate, and filled with relevant, real-world examples. With CALCULUS: EARLY TRANSCENDENTALS, Seventh Edition, Stewart conveys not only the utility of calculus to help you develop technical competence, but also gives you an appreciation for the intrinsic beauty of the subject. His patient examples and built-in learning aids will help you build your mathematical confidence and achieve your goals in the course.


Traditional Hardcover with WebAssign Access Code

Not recommended as it is the most expensive option (upwards of $300)


Traditional Hardcover without WebAssign Access Code

ISBN 13: 9780538497909

SPECIAL NOTE: Depending on the instructor, you may be required to purchase access to WebAssign (either now or in a future semester).  This would cost you an additional $110 (via WebAssign).


Loose-Leaf with WebAssign Access Code

ISBN 13: 9781305007444

SPECIAL NOTE: If you are purchasing a used loose-leaf textbook, make sure that the access code is unused.  Otherwise, you may have to purchase access to WebAssign. 


E-Book with WebAssign Access Code

  • WebAssign ($110 for the lifetime of the edition)

SPECIAL NOTE: If you are going to purchase the e-book through the WebAssign website, your instructor will give you instructions on how to do so during the first class meeting. 


E-Book by Chapter without WebAssign Access Code

SPECIAL NOTE: This is the most unique option and can save you a lot of money if you are not using online homework.  Some instructors only cover chapters 2 through 5 in Calculus I (some cover 1 through 5).  This means you could get through Calculus I for as little as $40.  Moreover, Calculus II covers chapers 6, 7, 8, 10, and 11.  That's only $50.  It still would be cheaper to get the loose-leaf if your are going through the entire series or if you run into an instructor who requires WebAssign.