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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The simplicity that they had mangled has all been straightened out under the compassionate and clear pen wasy Sylvanus P. Readers will surely realise this book and that in many respects the calculus is an art rather than science. These points also help you know how the definitions or the problems.

The preface helps Calculus made easy is one of the best science and math books that I have read ghompson date. Yes, he modernized the terminology and that’s somewhat useful, but it comes at the price of new typos compared to the edition. Nov 15, Oleksandr Bilyk rated it it was amazing. Aug 09, Jason Rubenstein rated it it was amazing.

It then follows the standard pattern of teaching differentiation first, sklvanus up the formulas, until it then applies the knowledge to integration and the different methods for it. I have been doing some reading that requires brushing up on my integration. Aug 28, Donald rated it it was amazing.


No wonder many people still look at math students as possessing a form of ‘genius’ that is both threatening and alienating at the same time. I learned calc in high school and hated it. List of Martin Gardner Mathematical Games columns.

Calculus Made Easy

How making that jump from learning trigonometry and algebra to learning calculus is a profound experience. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The sections by Mr Gardner are good but not as lucid as those of the original. Please enter the letters displayed. This book is definitely worth the read.

Calculus Made Easy

He was known for his work as an electrical engineer and as an author. 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.

Gathering for Gardner Martin Gardner bibliography. This cuts to the bone and is well written.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

Good introduction book to the concepts of calculus. I reread the text a few times and worked out most of the problems and feel I now understand calculus well enough to appreciate its significance and genius.

But let’s be honest: Jun 15, Charlie rated it it was ok. Thompson is one of the individuals represented on the Engineers Walk in Bristol, England. Gardner covers some of the issues that have been addressed in the teaching of higher math, and he makes no bones about the need to encourage rather than discourage those who can most benefit from having a practical knowledge of this powerful mathematical tool.


This book fixed that and was a ton of fun to read. Distills calculus down to its essence in a beautiful way. How refreshing to see that calculus can be taught in something pages instead of the modern bricks.

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Jun 27, Chai Zheng Xin rated it liked it. If Thompson had wanted to bother with limits and epsilon-delta stuff he would have, so why drag that into the book? This preface maee you understand more of the world of calculus. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Views Read Edit View history. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Feb 01, Isaac rated it it was amazing. I’ll be honest, I didn’t solve most of the problems that was not my intention of reading the book either.