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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Calculus Made Easy – Silvanus P Thompson|Martin Gardner – Macmillan International Higher Education

This cuts to the bone and is well written. Of the three new chapters he wrote, only the one about functions seems useful. Changing the size of the type does not increase the size of any mathematical notation.

A warning to purchasers of this book as an e-pub. The author doesn’t seem to have a consistent audience in mind. I myself learned calculus in much the same way as it is presented in this book, only a century later. Please stay away from this edition. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

I’ll be honest, I didn’t solve most of the problems that was not my intention of reading the book either. This isn’t all the other eay books out there.

What one fool can do, another can. 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.


Presented the concepts quite simply and readably. He was known thkmpson his work as an electrical engineer and as an author. Return to Book Page.

If you ever wondered what calculus was about find a copy of this book and read the first 4 – 5 chapters, they’re short. Calculus is first introduced with integrals, to first teach infinitesimals and why they are interesting. 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.

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 mmade comprehensible to readers of all levels. Revision of a classic primer made more accessible by one east the twentieth century’s greatest mathematicians and thinkers. The downside to the free book is missing out on Martin Gardner’s commentary and notes.

Jun 27, Chai Zheng Xin rated it liked it. Success in the beginning instead of failure goes a long way toward further study.

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Sep 28, Roger rated it it was amazing. But the book explains lot of things in simple and elegant way.

This book was ca,culus for school kids back in 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. This article about a mathematical publication is a stub.

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Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

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. Martin Gardner has updated and revised the latest edition.

Feb 01, Isaac rated it it was amazing.

Distills calculus down to its essence in a beautiful way. Prior to this book, I had attempted to wade through a couple of college entry-level calculus textbooks, but found the style of both authors to be obtuse and obfuscating. I do know that I will buy this book for all my children when they are taking Calculus. It would’ve made it the book better if it had a chapter on Limits as well.

Thompson’s little book is the best that I’ve seen, yet. 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. So start here if you’re new-ish to calculus.