Calculus Book Information

Main Points

  • Miami's Calculus textbook is Calculus: Early Transcendentals, 8th Edition by James Stewart (Stewart 8e for short), published by Cengage.

  • You only need to purchase one of the following options for a specific semester. If you will only be taking MTH 151, then Options 1 or 3 will be the most economical. However, if you will be taking multiple semesters of Calculus at Miami, you should purchase Option 2 or 4.

  • MTH 151: WebAssign online homework and eBook is required for MTH 151. 

  • MTH 249, 251, 252: WebAssign and eBook may be required for MTH 249, 251, 252 at the instructor's discretion.

  • One code gives access to both WebAssign and the eBook. It is not possible to get a code just for one or the other.

  • Codes are Single Term or Multi Term

  • All buying options sold locally include a code for WebAssign and eBook. If you purchase from an online seller, then it is your responsibility to make certain you have the correct book and have WebAssign access (if required).

  • Codes should be purchased at local bookstores or direct from the publisher. See below for Where to Buy. Codes purchased elsewhere may or may not work.

  • Students have free access for two weeks without a code.

Purchase Option




1. Single Term WebAssign & eBook code (no hard copy)


MTH 151, 249, 251, 252

Ch 1-16

2. Multi Term WebAssign & eBook code (no hard copy)


MTH 151, 249, 251, 252

Ch 1-16

3. Loose leaf MTH 151, includes Single Term code


MTH 151

Ch 1-6

4. Loose leaf Calculus, includes Multi Term code


MTH 151, 249, 251, 252

Ch 1-16

Options by Course

  • MTH 151 with no future Calculus - Options 1 or 3 are least expensive, though any option works. The codes in Options 1 and 3 will only work for one semester. You will not be able to access the eBook or WebAssign in future semesters.

  • MTH 151 with more Calculus in the future - Options 2 or 4. The codes will work for multiple terms.

  • MTH 249, 251, 252 - Options 1, 2 or 4. The code in Option 1 will only work for one semester. You will not be able to access the eBook or WebAssign in future semesters if you choose Option 1.

Where to Buy - prices may differ, so explore the links for the best prices

Buying Elsewhere

If you choose to buy a hard copy from another seller, you should know which chapters are covered in each course. For MTH 151, 249, and 251, make sure that you purchase an Early Transcendentals edition.  As mentioned above, WebAssign codes purchased elsewhere might not work with Miami's system.



MTH 151

Minimal Review 1, Cover 2-6

MTH 249

Review 1-6, Cover 7-11

MTH 251

Minimal Review 5-6, Cover 7-11

MTH 252

Cover 12-16