Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 5 by Silvanus P. Thompson. Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson. No cover available. Calculus Made Easy is a book on calculus originally published in by Silvanus P. Thompson, considered a classic and elegant introduction to the subject. New York, N.Y. The original edition of Calculus Made Easy was written by Silvanus P. Thompson and published in , with subsequent editions in.

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However, if you want an exhaustive reference book or a textbook suitable for college level engineering or mathematics, there are better books out there because this book lacks rigour and does not dive into deeper, more advanced topics and applications of calculus.

Aug 07, Jonathan Peto rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 21, Peter is currently reading it Shelves: It is difficult rating a text book. Trivia About Calculus Made Easy. This book was written for school kids back in and contains calculuss simple explanations with a little bit of dry humor thrown in. This was a book that I skimmed through, rather than thoroughly digested, not least because much of each chapter consists of worked calculys and exercises which I didn’t attempt.

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I should emphasise that the edition I read was not the one updated by Martin Gardner, with its new introduction, three new chapters and modernised language. Makes me remember why I loved studying calculus. 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.

Mar 01, Ken Van Allen rated it really liked it. Thlmpson author doesn’t seem to have a consistent audience in mind. I’m happy to have this legendary book as my first Math book read from cover to rhompson. Thompson was both irreverent and witty in his development of the subject. I do know that I will buy this book for all my children when thompsno are taking Calculus. But let’s be honest: This book served as a good reminder to what I had learned at school and reads in an enjoyable manner.


Sep 20, Ruchita rated silvxnus really liked it Shelves: Hardcoverpages. 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. The idea of calculus is so simple, and Mr. But all in all was a helpful book. Aesy ask other readers questions about Calculus Made Easyplease sign up.

Yes, he modernized the terminology and that’s somewhat useful, but it comes at the price of new typos compared to the edition. Aug 30, Arnaud Silfanus rated it really liked it. Then I would realize what both of them were trying to say. Silvanus Thompson did an amazing job with explaining a possibly complicated subject with great detail and made each point crystal clear.

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The style is conversational, even breezy. The writer is witty and sympathetic at all times the first chapter is called ‘To Deliver You From Preliminary Terrors’. Calculus Made Easy Thmpson s: He can’t decide what level of reader he’s teaching. There are plenty of more modern and more rigorous books on calculus available for free online, but I have never seen one that’s this approachable and charming, truth be told. The simplicity that they had mangled has all been straightened out under the compassionate and clear pen of Sylvanus P.

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The book has real simple language and of course since this a book about an advanced concept, the reader is expected to have some background in Mathematics. Tthompson I picked up this book. I have skipped the exercises. Overall, it serves my intended purpose of refreshing myself and solid Good introduction book to the concepts of calculus. In the first major revision of the text sinceMartin Gardner – the ‘Mathematical Games’ Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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It is what comes after rhompson few introductory chapters by Gardner that really made me smile: Open Preview See a Problem? In the first major slivanus of the text sinceMartin Gardner – the ‘Mathematical Games’ columnist for Scientific American and author of over 50 books and innumerable articles – has thoroughly updated the text to reflect recent developments in method and terminology, written an extensive preface and three new chapters, and added more than 20 recreational problems for practice and enjoyment.

The book goes into some depth and talks about chain rule, product rule and the quotient rule in Differential Calculus.

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List of Martin Gardner Mathematical Games columns. Calculus Made Easy demystifies the concepts and clearly explains the symbols and language of differentiation and integration.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: Martin’s Press first published Jun 13, Patrick rated it really liked it. One thing I enjoyed about working my way through this book was that the exercises given at the end of the chapters was exceedingly difficult.

What one fool can do, another can. It also helps with the countless examples that he gives and works out to show you how each problem is done. Please enter the letters displayed. Feb 13, Ethan Hulbert rated it it was amazing Shelves: