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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Learned it again in college and hated it. Jun 13, Patrick rated it really liked it. Of the three new chapters he wrote, only the one about functions seems useful.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus Phillips Thompson

My nook Simple makes for very difficult reading of the equations without a magnifying glass. 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The downside to the free book is missing out on Martin Gardner’s commentary and notes.

Thompson, born inwas elected to the Royal Society in Readers will surely realise this book and that in many respects the calculus is an art rather than science.

Jun 08, Wm Pope rated it it was amazing. If you want to learn calc, or need a refresher, this book is indispensable.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

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So start here if you’re new-ish to calculus. The author does indeed present the subject in a way that is easy to understand, and in a style that is entertaining. 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.

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.

The original text continues to be available as of from Macmillan and Co.

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The invective against obscurantism in mathematics is also spot on. Someone trying to learn calculus for the first time could do far worse than using this work thompsom their primer. 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. How refreshing to see that calculus can be taught in something pages instead of the modern bricks. Calculus made easy was a fun, easy, and elegant transition from simple algebra into the world of calculus.

Thompson is one of the individuals represented on the Engineers Walk in Bristol, England.

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Calculus Made Easy

Integration is one of those skills that goes to rust quickly if you don’t use it. Got a copy of Calculus Made Easy. Honestly, personally, i may solve only basic things from all chapters.


Calculus Made Easy is a book on infinitesimal calculus originally published in by Silvanus P. Wikiquote has quotations related to: It’s certainly not “rigorous” by a long shot, but it phillipx what it sets out to do: Want to Read saving….

I’m a software developer and have had my interests in Mathematics for quite some time now. 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.

But my knowledge about Calculus was very limited.

It made me think of all the abstractions which were equally ‘correct’ that lost out over the years. Description 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 phillip comprehensible to calculuus of all levels. Aug 07, Jonathan Peto rated it it was amazing Shelves: But for someone 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.