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"UC Berkeley" Version math textbook

sunshinejfsunshinejf Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
Hey guys,
So for my Math 1A class this fall I have to get "BNDL: ACP SINGLE VARIABLE CALCULUS ET FOR UCB Edition: 7th"....

Is there a difference between the UC Berkeley version of the textbook and the regular one? Because the regular ones are significantly cheaper and easier to find. And if I do need the UC Berkeley one, is anyone willing to sell me their old one? :)

Thanks a lot! :)
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Replies to: "UC Berkeley" Version math textbook

  • MistyStreamMistyStream Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    The UCB version is made of only some chapters from the regular version because those chapters are only covered in the course. Also, in some cases like Math 54, two textbooks are combined together into the UCB version.
  • sunshinejfsunshinejf Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    So if I can find a cheap rental textbook, that should be fine right? I would just have extra chapters in my book.
  • MistyStreamMistyStream Registered User Posts: 17 New Member
    Yeah! It should be fine. This professor seems to have some very detailed information about the textbook: Math 1A Calculus Fall 2012.

    "The special Berkeley edition misses out several of the chapters of the full version, which are used in math 53, so if you are planning to take math 53 later it might be better to get the full edition."
  • sunshinejfsunshinejf Registered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    Cool! Thank you so much! :)
  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus Registered User Posts: 63,578 Senior Member
    The special one for 1A-1B is $59.25, and the special one for 53 is $56.75 (buying new). Total is $116.00. Seems that the normal version of this book cost more than that to buy new, though rental may be considerably less. Be aware that there are lots of different versions of this book (early transcendentals versus not, "AP edition", "California edition", Purdue custom version, all of the editions before the 7th, etc.) plus various accessory books that show up on Amazon and other places.
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