AP Calculus AB: Example Textbook List

The list below represents examples of textbooks that meet the curricular requirements of AP Calculus AB. 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 AB 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 AB classroom, please consult the Teachers' Resources section of AP Central.

Any edition of these texts appearing in the last ten years, supplemented where necessary, meets the AP Course Audit curricular requirements.

Anton, Howard, Irl Bivens, and Stephen Davis. Calculus: Early Transcendentals. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Anton, Howard, Irl Bivens, and Stephen Davis. Calculus: Late Transcendentals Combined, 9th edition. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Best, George, Stephen Carter, and Douglas Crabtree. Calculus, Concepts and Calculators. Andover, MA: Venture Publishing.

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, 2nd edition. 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, 2nd edition. Emeryville, CA: Key Curriculum Press.

Hughes-Hallett, Deborah, et al. Calculus: Calculus: Single and Multivariable, 6th edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Hughes-Hallett, Deborah, et al. Calculus: Single Variable, 6th edition. New York: 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, 3rd edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Ostebee, Arnold, and Paul Zorn. Calculus from Graphical, Numerical, and Symbolic Points of View, 2nd edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Rogawski, Jon . Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 2nd edition. 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, 2nd edition. 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. McGraw Hill.

Stewart, James. Calculus, 7th edition. Pacific Grove, 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 Early Transcendentals. Boston: Pearson Prentice Hall.

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