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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Another point that is silvajus to note is that they don’t just demonstrate how the problems are done, Thompson and Gardener also prove how the math is true and how it can be used in science and in the real world.

It’s fun when someone loves the subject so much. Martin’s Press first published So start here if you’re new-ish to calculus. Jun 15, Charlie rated it it was ok. Calculus made easy was a fun, easy, and elegant transition from simple algebra into the world of calculus.

Calculus Made Easy

The book goes into some depth and talks about chain rule, product rule and the quotient rule in Differential Calculus. If you like books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.

About Silvanus Phillips Thompson. This is ONLY because the original is so good. Goodreads helps you ccalculus track of books you want to read. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Calculus Made Easy.

Gathering for Gardner Martin Gardner bibliography. Aug 30, Arnaud Wolff rated it really liked it. The idea of infinitesimals is much more intuitive to me than limits as well. When I first found caculus 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.

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Prior to this book, I had attempted to wade through a couple of college entry-level calculus textbooks, but found the style of both authors to be obtuse and obfuscating.

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. Learned it again in college and hated it. I’ve worked my way through another calculus text because of it and am able to understand p.fhompson about aspects of calculus in other math books as well.

Aug 03, Arron rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Thompson was both irreverent and witty in his development of the subject. This article about a mathematical publication is a stub.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

This isn’t all the other calculus books out there. 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. I’ll be honest, I didn’t solve most of the problems that was p.thompsob my intent I’m a software developer and have had my interests in Mathematics for quite some time now.

The author doesn’t seem to have a consistent audience in mind. Of course, as the title presumes, this is a very short introduction to the basics of calculus differentiating and integratingand the book clearly has its limits.

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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 caculus don’t need the standard analysis curriculum. This book fixed that and was a ton of fun to read. 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.


Overall, it serves my intended purpose rasy refreshing myself and solidifying the concepts I learnt in high school, which I learnt by rote-learning then.

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. I would read in one until I couldn’t go any farther, then I would read mace the other up to the same subject point. The author provides some examples practicing which gets the concepts ingrained in the readers’ mind.

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. Gardner changes “fifth form boys” to the more American sounding and gender neutral “high school students,” updates many now obsolescent mathematical notations or terms, and uses American decimal dollars and cents in currency examples.

Sep 20, Ruchita rated it really liked it Shelves: The style is conversational, even breezy. Silvansu is difficult rating a text book.

A must have for high school students and parents or teachers who wish to teach children calculus. Success in the beginning instead of failure goes a long way toward further study. 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. This was a book that I skimmed through, rather than thoroughly digested, not least because much of each chapter consists of worked examples and exercises which I didn’t attempt.

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May 14, Logan Kennedy rated it it was amazing. The idea of calculus is so simple, and Mr.