AP Calculus BC: Example Textbook List
The list below represents examples of textbooks that meet the curricular requirements of AP Calculus BC. The list below is not exhaustive, and the texts listed should not be regarded as endorsed, authorized, recommended, or approved by the College Board. Not using a book from this list does not mean that a course will not receive authorization. Syllabi submitted as part of the AP Course Audit process will be evaluated holistically, with textbooks considered along with supplementary, supporting resources to confirm that the course as a whole provides students with the content delineated in the curricular requirements of the AP Course Audit.
The specified editions of the following textbooks meet the AP Calculus BC Course Audit curricular requirements. Earlier editions of these texts and other textbooks not listed here (including concise textbooks) may meet the AP Course Audit curricular requirements if supplemented with appropriate college-level instructional resources. For discussions regarding the usefulness of these texts and other teaching materials in the AP Calculus classroom, please consult the AP Calculus BC Teacher Community.
Any edition of these texts appearing in the last ten years, supplemented where necessary, are appropriate for use in AP Calculus AB and BC.
Anton, Howard, Irl Bivens, and Stephen Davis. Calculus: Early Transcendentals. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Best, George, Stephen Carter, and Douglas Crabtree. Calculus, Concepts and Calculators. Andover, MA: Venture Publishing.
Briggs, W., Cochran, L., Gillett, B., & Schulz, E. Calculus AP Edition. Boston: Pearson
Edwards, C. Henry and Penney, David E. Calculus. Boston: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Finney, Ross L., Franklin D. Demana, Bert K. Waits, and Daniel Kennedy. Calculus: A Complete Course. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Finney, Ross L., Franklin D. Demana, Bert K. Waits, and Daniel Kennedy. Calculus: Graphical, Numerical, Algebraic: AP Edition. Boston: Pearson Prentice Hall.
Foerster, Paul A. Calculus: Concepts and Applications. Dubuque IA: Kendall Hunt.
Gleason, A., McCallum, W., & Hughes-Hallett, D. Calculus: Single Variable. Hoboken NJ: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Hughes-Hallett, Deborah, et al. Calculus: Calculus: Single and Multivariable. Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
Larson, Ron, Bruce H. Edwards, and Robert P. Hostetler. Calculus. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Larson, Ron, Bruce H. Edwards, and Robert P. Hostetler. Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Ostebee, Arnold, and Paul Zorn. Calculus from Graphical, Numerical, and Symbolic Points of View. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Rogawski, Jon. Calculus: Early Transcendentals. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company.
Rogawski, Jon. Calculus: Traditional. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company.
Rogawski, Jon. Single Variable Calculus: Early Transcendentals. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company.
Rogawski, Jon. Single Variable Calculus: Traditional. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company.
Sallee, Tom, Judy Kysh, and Brian Hoey. Calculus. Sacramento, CA: CPM Educational Program.
Smith, Robert and Minton, Roland. Calculus: Early Transcendental Functions. New York: McGraw Hill.
Stewart, James. Calculus. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole.
Stewart, James. Single Variable Calculus: Concepts and Contexts. Belmont, CA: Brookes/Cole.
Thomas, George B. Thomas' Calculus Early Transcendentals. Boston: Prentice Hall.
Varberg, Dale, Edwin J. Purcell, and Steven E. Rigdon. Calculus. Boston: Pearson Prentice Hall.