Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Thompson, Silvanus Phillips , Calculus made easy: being a very-simplest introduction to those. Calculus Made Easy has ratings and 60 reviews. Isaac said: It’s still not that easy, but – as Martin Gardner explains in the introduction – this book. Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus Phillips Thompson, Fig. 2 & 3. Author, Silvanus P. Thompson. Country, United Kingdom. Language, English. Genre, infinitesimal calculus. Publication date. Website, Calculus Made Easy is a book on infinitesimal calculus originally published in by.

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In fact, this is a very old book early 20th century and it’s surprising how accessible it is I would say, more than today’s books. Review quote “Calculus Made Easy is arguably the best math teaching ever.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This is ONLY because mace original is so good.

If Thompson had wanted to bother with limits and epsilon-delta stuff he would have, so why drag that into the book? Wikiquote has quotations related to: The author does indeed present the subj This was a book that I skimmed through, rather than thoroughly clculus, not least because much of each chapter consists of worked examples and exercises which I didn’t attempt.

It then follows the standard pattern of teaching differentiation first, building up the formulas, until it then applies the knowledge to integration and the different methods for it. If caalculus ever wondered what calculus was about find a copy of this book and read the first 4 – 5 chapters, they’re short. Mave certainly light on rigor, but for an introductory primer,that’s not such a terrible thing.


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Calculus made easy was a fun, easy, and elegant transition from simple algebra into the world of calculus. The simplicity that they had mangled has all been straightened out under the compassionate and clear pen of Sylvanus P. Aug 26, Allyn rated it it was amazing. The downside to the free book is missing out on Martin Gardner’s commentary and notes. Aug 28, Donald rated calcylus it was amazing.

Calculus Made Easy

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. But all in all was a helpful book. This book was written for school kids back in It’s still not that easy, but – as Martin Gardner explains in the introduction – this book still outshines any textbook in terms of accessibility and simplicity.

Aug 15, Rod Jr. I can’t say anything about his 20 new problems, but I would assume that they are a lot harder than anything else in the book.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

Calculus is first introduced with integrals, to first teach infinitesimals and why they are interesting. Changing the size of the type does not increase the size of any mathematical notation. Aug 09, Jason Rubenstein rated it it was amazing.

Aug 07, Jonathan Peto rated it it was amazing Shelves: The original text continues to be available as of from Macmillan and Co. If you ever wondered what calculus was about xalculus a co I have been doing some reading that requires brushing up on my integration.


Though it was written init is amazingly understandable. This book fixed that and was a ton of fun to read.

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But no, this little gem had seen by then three dozen reprintings starting in Pages to import images to Wikidata Commons category link from Wikidata All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with Project Gutenberg links All stub articles.

This book got me through calculus after I slept through the first 5 weeks and realized I didn’t know what was going on anymore. Learned it again in college and hated it.

A warning to purchasers of this book as an e-pub.

When I first found this book in the mid’s, I thought at first that it was one of those “made easy” trend books I had been seeing so much of.

This isn’t all the other calculus books out there. If you want to learn calc, or need a refresher, this book is indispensable.