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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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This cuts to the bone and is well written. I know I didn’t. I have been doing some reading that requires brushing up on my integration. Open Preview See a Problem?

Calculus is first introduced with integrals, to first teach infinitesimals and why they are interesting. I myself learned calculus in much the same way as it is presented in this book, only a century later. Not only that, Martin Gardener wrote an amazing preface and reviewed the entire book. In the first major revision 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.

In the first major revision of the text sinceMartin Gardner – the ‘Mathematical Games’ But the book explains lot of things in simple and elegant way. Aug 28, Donald rated it it was amazing. About this particular edition, print quality is poor. The author provides some examples practicing which gets the concepts ingrained in the readers’ mind. No trivia or quizzes yet. Calculus made easy was a fun, easy, and elegant transition from simple algebra into the world of calculus.

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Calculus Made Easy has been a classic introduction to the subject ever since it was first published by Silvanus P. This book served as a good reminder to what I had learned at school and reads in an enjoyable manner.

It’s been pointed out by others that Martin Gardner’s changes for the edition are of dubious value, and I agree.

I would read in one until I couldn’t go any farther, then I would read in the other up to the same subject point. Feb 13, Ethan Hulbert rated it it was amazing Shelves: Its available for free with Project Gutenberg. Nevertheless the edition I read, which incidentally I downloaded for nothing from the Internet Archive because it’s out of copyright, was very readable and it’s antiquated style only served to enhance my enjoyment.

With a new introduction, three new chapters, modernized language and methods throughout, and an appendix of challenging 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 silvqnus classic math text makes the subject at hand still more comprehensible to readers of all levels. Mar 01, Ken Van Allen rated it really liked it. Overall, it serves my intended purpose of refreshing myself and solid Good introduction book to the concepts of calculus.


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Heck, Thompson wrote while mainstream analysis was still being worked out. 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. Oct 21, Kevin Yee rated it it was amazing. If you silvxnus any interest in math or are going to be forced into taking Eash Calculus Made Easy will make the topic enjoyable or at least understandable.

Calculus Made Easy

Very British and sensible, and a much better approach to teaching mathematics to children or, in my case, 28 year olds. Then I would realize what both of them were trying to say. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus Phillips Thompson

Jan 23, Dipesh rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Although I still don’t understand calculus I really enjoyed reading this book. These points also help you know how the definitions or the problems. Of the three new chapters he wrote, only the dalculus about functions seems useful.