CAS MA 124
Calculus 2
All Sections A1-A3
Fall 2017

MyMathLab (MML) on-line Textbook and Homework System

If you are unsure if MA124 is the right course for you, you should WAIT UNTIL AFTER YOUR FIRST LECTURE before you purchase anything.

Textbook: Briggs, Cochran, and Gillett: Calculus (Early Transcendentals, 2nd edition), Pearson, 2015.

MyMathLab (MML) on-line homework system and on-line textbook (required)

  1. Register for an account with the publisher Pearson through their on-line MML system at
  2. There is a bundled version of the on-line MML homework system and on-line textbook. We have negotiated a discounted price for this bundled version, approximately $118. The bundle is available through the MML website ( and at the BU Bookstore. Purchase of the bundle will give you a passcode for the MML website, through which you access the on-line textbook and the on-line homework system. Note that you must be connected to the internet each time you use the on-line homework system and the on-line textbook.
  3. If you have an MML account from taking MA123 here at Boston University during the past two years, then that account is still valid with the passcode that you used in MA123, and you do not need to purchase anything.
  4. The MML passcode that you receive for MA124 (or have from MA123) will also be valid for you to use in MA225 (Multivariable Calculus) in Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 without additional payment. Your MyMathLab passcode gives you access to the on-line textbooks for MA123, MA124, and MA225.
  5. Internet retailers such as Amazon sell MML pass codes, but some buyers complain that the pass codes are invalid or have already been used.
  6. Do not purchase a used textbook unless you can get a good deal on a usable MyMathLab passcode separately.
  7. (USEFUL INFO) You can access this course on MyMathLab at NO COST for 14 days without a passcode. After that, you will need a code. Therefore, a MyMathLab passcode is required eventually for all students.
  8. (OPTIONAL) When purchasing the MML passcode, there is the option to also purchase a soft cover version of the textbook ISBN, 9781269986274. This is at a very low extra cost.

COURSE CODES (on your MML account): There are separate MML course codes for each lecture section A1-A3. The course codes start with the last name of your professor and are then followed by 5 digits, without any spaces. Use the one that is for the lecture section you are registered in. The course codes will be given out by your professor during the first week of the semester.

ENTERING BU ID Number (on your MML Account): When setting up your MML account for MA124, you must enter your BU ID number.