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Jeong Yeon Yook:
Textbooks for MAT244 are not available in the bookstore yet. Do we need to have the book in the first week?

Victor Ivrii:

--- Quote from: J. Y. Yook on January 05, 2013, 10:01:19 AM ---Textbooks for MAT244 are not available in the bookstore yet. Do we need to have the book in the first week?

--- End quote ---

Thanks for alerting us. Yes, you need textbooks ASAP to start home assignments. I just called to Bookstore and they confirmed that they don't have it.

However no need to press the panic button: if textbooks will not be available Monday we will post initial problem sets.  Also limited number of pages (i-xix+1-29) is available for free online

http://www.coursesmart.com

one needs to register and then preview textbook. Also one can "rent" a digital textbook instead of buying paper copy (which is cheaper but you can sell a paper copy and probably you need be on-line to read the book you rent).

Also one can see the same pages without registration at amazon.com and amazon.ca

http://www.amazon.com/Elementary-Differential-Equations-William-Boyce/dp/0470458321/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357401833&sr=1-2&keywords=boyce+diprima

Amazon and Indigo

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/item/0470458321-item.html?s_campaign=Google_BookSearch_organic&cookieCheck=1

offer rather cheap Kindle/Kobo versions but I never used these gadgets and have no idea how they display math

About 9th edition The content is not very different but there is a certain disparity in the problem sets, so using 9th edition can cause you to solve the wrong problem.

Victor Ivrii:
I was advised that the textbook arrived, but it costs an arm and a leg ($178 + taxes)

Could anyone confirm?

Volunteers http://forum.math.toronto.edu/index.php?topic=182.0, ahead. You can even drop into my office during office hours and do it here as I have both editions.

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