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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Thompson, Silvanus Phillips , Calculus made easy: being a very-simplest introduction to those. Calculus Made Easy has ratings and 60 reviews. Isaac said: It’s still not that easy, but – as Martin Gardner explains in the introduction – this book. Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus Phillips Thompson, Fig. 2 & 3. Author, Silvanus P. Thompson. Country, United Kingdom. Language, English. Genre, infinitesimal calculus. Publication date. Website, Calculus Made Easy is a book on infinitesimal calculus originally published in by.

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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.

Calculus is first introduced with integrals, to first teach infinitesimals and why they are interesting. The author does indeed present the subj 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. Feb 13, Ethan Hulbert rated it it was amazing Shelves: He was known for his work as an electrical engineer and as an author.

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As I expected, it brought back memories of learning calculus at school although I don’t recall the subject being so clearly explained as in this book. I guess it’s understandable that Gardner wanted to do more than just change the wording given that his name is all over the cover, but he has not improved the book as far as I am concerned. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive? If Thompson had wanted to bother with limits and epsilon-delta stuff he would have, so why drag that into the book?


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The book is a fun, cheap, and somewhat dated way to get into calculus. This article about a mathematical publication is a stub. 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.

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. If you want to learn calc, or need a refresher, this book is indispensable. Please stay away from this edition.

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.

This book fixed that and was a ton of fun to read. Good, this is making a comeback. Jan 12, Ellen Kock rated it it was amazing. This book served as a good reminder to what I had learned at school and reads in an enjoyable manner. The preface helps, but the reviews and side notes that Martin added are as if they look like they were part of the original book. Book ratings by Goodreads. Retrieved from ” https: It is what comes after a few introductory chapters by Gardner that really made me smile: Jun 13, Patrick rated it really liked it.


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Nov 15, Oleksandr Bilyk rated it it was amazing. The book is out of copyright and available in project Gutenberg.

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. What one fool can do, another can.

Calculus Made Easy

Martin Gardner has updated and revised the latest edition. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. It is difficult rating a text book. May 14, Logan Kennedy rated it it was amazing. If you want to learn calculus read this book first.