Calculus Made Easy is a book on infinitesimal calculus originally published in by Silvanus P. Thompson. The original text continues to be available as of. New York, N.Y. The original edition of Calculus Made Easy was written by Silvanus P. Thompson and published in , with subsequent editions in. Calculus Made Easy has ratings and 60 reviews. Isaac said: It’s still not Before there was the beloved Martin Gardner, there was Sylvanus P Thompson.
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Aug 30, Arnaud Wolff rated it really liked it.
He also messed a bit too much with the examples in the text, leaving out some and complicating without any hints as to why others. Nov 15, Mqde Bilyk rated it it was amazing. Also they had put a copyright notice. D You can download a PDF of the edition at djm.
Calculus Made Easy has been a classic introduction thimpson the subject ever since it was first published by Silvanus P. Jun 13, Patrick rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Good, this is making a comeback. 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 you have any interest in math or are going to be forced into taking Calculus Calculus Made Easy will make the topic enjoyable or at least understandable. You can download a PDF of the edition at http: Calculus made easy was a fun, easy, and elegant transition from simple algebra into the world of calculus.
He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina. If you want to learn calculus read this book first. How making that jump from learning trigonometry and algebra to learning calculus is a profound experience.
Silvanus Thompson did an amazing job with explaining a possibly complicated subject with great detail and made each point crystal clear. Oct 15, Arun Mahendrakar rated it really liked it. In the first major revision of the text sinceMartin Gardner – the ‘Mathematical Games’ But let’s be calulus With a new introduction, three new chapters, modernized language and methods throughout, and an appendix of mad and enjoyable practice problems, Calculus Made Easy has been Calculus Made Easy has long been the most popular calculus primer, and this major revision of the classic math text makes the subject at hand still more comprehensible to readers of all levels.
So highly recommended to a bright high-schooler or baffled undergrad, ideally to be followed by A Primer of Infinitesimal Analysisif you can convince people that you don’t need the standard analysis curriculum. I myself learned calculus in much the same way as it is This book definitely makes calculus easy, by presenting it with simple enough concepts that are then backed up by the mathematics needed to understand them.
Best math book I’ve ever read. Feb 01, Isaac rated it it was amazing. I have skipped the exercises. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. So start here if you’re new-ish to calculus.
Mar 01, Ken Van Allen rated it really liked it. This book was written for school kids back in and contains very simple explanations with a little bit of dry humor thrown in.
This book is definitely worth the read. But the book explains lot of things in simple and elegant way. A warning to purchasers of this book as an e-pub. Open Preview See a Problem? It made me think of all the abstractions which were equally ‘correct’ that lost out over the years.