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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. Calculus Made Easy has been a classic introduction to the subject ever since it was first published by Silvanus on in In the first major revision of . Isaac said: It’s still not that easy, but – as Martin Gardner explains in the Before there was the beloved Martin Gardner, there was Sylvanus P Thompson.

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Readers will surely realise this book and that in many respects the calculus is an art rather than science. Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. The downside to the free book is missing out on Martin Gardner’s commentary and notes.

Also they had put a copyright notice. This isn’t all the other calculus books out there.

We appreciate your feedback. The Art of Discarding. This book served as a good reminder to what I had learned at school and reads in an enjoyable manner.

Riding the Rails with Paul Theroux. 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.


But let’s be honest: 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. Silvanus P ThompsonMartin Gardner. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Jun 15, Charlie rated it it was ok. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. There are so many things I wish had been done to illuminate the subject more thoroughly, but perhaps one day I’ll have to write it myself. It turned out to not be at all what I’m looking for yet I am rating it 5 stars! There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

It can be freely accessed on Project Gutenberg. Of all the math books I’ve read, this one is by far the most exciting. The revolutionary 8 week plan to clear your mind and calm your life.

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I have skipped the exercises. 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. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. 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.

Overall, it serves my intended purpose of refreshing myself and solidifying the concepts I learnt in high school, which I learnt by rote-learning then. To be fair to Thompson, though, the simplicity comes in part from using infinitesimals rather than limits, and the logical basis for infinitesimals wouldn’t achieve rigor until non-standard analysis circaor smooth infinitesimal analysis circa How making that jump from learning trigonometry and algebra to learning calculus is a profound experience.


Aug 07, Jonathan Peto rated it it was amazing Shelves: Nov 15, Oleksandr Bilyk rated it it was amazing. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Calculus Made Easy

It’s a clear, simple but practical look at calculus and without it I probably would have became a liberal arts major. This book was written for school kids back in and contains very simple explanations with a little bit of dry humor thrown in.

Brief Candle in the Dark. It’s certainly not “rigorous” by a long shot, but it does what it sets out to do: ThompsonMartin Gardner. With a new introduction, three new chapters, modernized language and methods throughout, and an appendix of