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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This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat 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 thoroughly updated for the modern reader.

Thompson’s little book is the best that I’ve seen, yet.

Calculus Made Easy

But the book explains lot of things in simple and elegant way. 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. List of Martin Gardner Mathematical Games columns. Of the three new chapters he wrote, only the one about functions seems useful.

He wrote numerous technical books and manuals on electricity, magnetism, dynamos, and optics, as silvanuss as several popular biographies of prominent scientists. This article about a mathematical publication is a stub.

Looking for beautiful books? It is what comes after a few introductory chapters by Gardner that really made me smile: Feb 13, Ethan Hulbert rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 09, Jason Rubenstein rated it it was amazing. Honestly, personally, i may solve only basic things from all chapters. However, if 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 eady not dive into deeper, more advanced topics and applications of calculus.

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The original text is now in the public domain under US copyright law although Macmillan’s copyright under UK law is reproduced in the edition from St. Also they had put a copyright notice. May 14, Logan Kennedy rated it it was amazing.

Jun 27, Chai Zheng Xin rated it liked it. It’s fun when someone loves the subject so much.

I really got a feel for how important it was for Thompson to remove the intimidation from calculus. I’m a software developer thompspn have had my interests in Mathematics for quite some time now.

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Available for free on project Gutenberg as a beautifully typeset PDF, this amazing little book presents the most fundamental ideas of the calculus in a surprisingly approachable way. I was attracted to this book by its title, which struck me as unusual forwhen my edition was published, and its contents didn’t disappoint.

Product details Format Hardback pages Dimensions x x Thompson is one of the individuals mzde on the Engineers Walk in Bristol, England. To see what your friends thought xilvanus this book, please sign up. This book served as a good reminder to what I had learned at school and reads in an enjoyable manner.

One thing I enjoyed about working my way through this book was that the exercises given at the end of the chapters was silganus difficult. The idea of calculus is so simple, and Mr. Changing the size of the type does not increase the size of any mathematical notation. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.


I strongly recommend it. Jan 12, Ellen Kock rated it it was amazing. Overall, it serves my intended purpose of refreshing myself and solidifying the concepts I learnt in high school, which I learnt by calfulus then.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

Feb 25, Dan Perik rated it really liked it. But for someone that wants to be cleared from the misconceptions that we can have regarding calculus, this book is useful. Mad props for being the first calculus text I didn’t hate, and actually being fun. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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It can be freely accessed on Project Gutenberg. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Yes, he modernized the terminology and cxlculus somewhat useful, but it comes at the price of new typos compared to the edition. Review quote “Calculus Made Easy is arguably the best math teaching ever. I do know that I will buy this book for all my children when they are taking Calculus.

Thompson was both irreverent and witty in his development of the subject.