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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Aug 03, Arron rated it really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. Feb 01, Maxwell Pollack rated it really liked it. Rogawski, Ray Cannon Calculus: But for fasy that wants to be cleared from the misconceptions that we can have regarding calculus, this book is useful.

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. Calculus made easy is one of the best science and math books that I have read to date.

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Its available for free with Project Gutenberg. Learned it again in college and hated it. 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. The choices for initial examples and exercises were sometimes more complex than they needed to be, bringing in o unrelated to what was being taught.

The preface helps Calculus made easy is one of the best science and math books that I have read to date. If you want to learn calculus read this book first.

Trivia About Calculus Made Easy. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Thompwon, he modernized the terminology and that’s somewhat useful, but it comes at the price of new typos compared to the edition. It’s certainly light on rigor, but for an introductory primer,that’s not such a terrible thing.

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. But my knowledge about Calculus was very limited. Someone trying to learn calculus for the first time could do far worse than using this work as their primer.


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 the classic math calcilus makes the subject at hand still more comprehensible to readers of all levels.

I have been doing some reading that requires brushing up on my integration.

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Turns out I just hated how it was taught to me. It’s been pointed out by others that Martin Gardner’s changes for the edition are of dubious value, and I agree.

No wonder many people still silvansu at math students as possessing a form of ‘genius’ that is both threatening and alienating at the same time.

Wikiquote has quotations related to: 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. The simplicity that they had mangled has all been straightened out under the compassionate and clear pen of Sylvanus P. 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.

Jan 23, Dipesh rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Calculus Made Easy ignores the use of limits with its epsilon-delta definitionreplacing it with a method of approximating to arbitrary precision directly to the correct answer in the infinitesimal spirit of Leibniznow formally justified in modern non-standard analysis and smooth infinitesimal analysis. About this particular edition, print quality is poor. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The author does indeed present the subject in a way that is easy to understand, and in a style that is entertaining. I’m happy to have this legendary book as my first Math book read from cover to cover.

I myself eaay calculus in much the same way as it is presented in this book, only a century later.

If you ever wondered what calculus was about find a co I have been doing some reading that requires brushing up on my integration. Open Preview See a Problem? Martin Gardner has updated and revised the latest edition.


However, silvanks 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.

The book is out of copyright and available in project Gutenberg. Of all the math books I’ve read, this one is by far the most exciting.

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Readers will surely realise this book and that in many respects the calculus is an art rather than science. 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. Jun 27, Chai Zheng Xin rated it liked it.

In the first major revision of the text sinceMartin Gardner – the ‘Mathematical Games’ Wish I had this book when I was a high school student. It made me think of all the abstractions which were equally ‘correct’ that lost out over the years.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

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. 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.

Want to Read saving…. The style is conversational, even breezy.

Calculus Made Easy

This book served as a good reminder to what I had learned at school and reads in an enjoyable manner. It’s still not that easy, but – as Martin Gardner explains in the introduction – this book still outshines any textbook in terms of accessibility and simplicity.

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.