Calculus Made Easy is a book on infinitesimal calculus originally published in by Silvanus P. Thompson. The original text continues to be available as of. New York, N.Y. The original edition of Calculus Made Easy was written by Silvanus P. Thompson and published in , with subsequent editions in. Calculus Made Easy has ratings and 60 reviews. Isaac said: It’s still not Before there was the beloved Martin Gardner, there was Sylvanus P Thompson.

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The book is out of copyright and available in project Gutenberg.

Jan 12, Ellen Kock rated it it was amazing. This book is definitely worth the read. 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. Feb 13, Ethan Hulbert rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thompson was both irreverent and witty bt his development of the subject.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

Changing the size of the type does not increase the size of any mathematical notation. Yes, he modernized the terminology thopmson that’s somewhat useful, but it comes at the price of new typos compared to the edition. I have been doing some reading that requires brushing up on my integration. If you ever wondered what calculus was about find a co I have been doing some reading that requires brushing up on my integration.

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. 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.

Thompson is a cool dude. There are so many things I wish had been done to illuminate the subject more thoroughly, but perhaps one day I’ll have to write it myself. Silvanus P ThompsonMartin Gardner. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Calculus Made Easy. I do know that I will buy this book for all my children when they are taking Calculus. Trivia About Calculus Made Easy. Retrieved from ” https: But my knowledge about Calculus was very limited.


Aug 28, Donald rated it it was amazing. If you want to learn calc, or need a refresher, this book is indispensable. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. 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.

Sep 20, Ruchita silvanuus it really liked it Shelves: 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 does not dive into deeper, more advanced topics and applications of calculus. This book was written for school kids back in and contains very simple explanations with a little bit of dry humor thrown in.

The author provides some examples practicing which gets the concepts ingrained in the readers’ mind. 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. It made me think thompsson all the abstractions which were equally ‘correct’ that lost out over the years.

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Wish I had this book when I was a high school student. Refresh and try again. If you ever wondered what calculus was about find a copy of this book and read the first 4 – 5 chapters, they’re short. The original text continues to be available as of from Macmillan and Co. These points also help you know how the definitions or the problems.


Thonpson highly recommended to a bright high-schooler or baffled undergrad, ideally to be followed by Silvansu Primer of Infinitesimal Analysisif you can convince people that you don’t need the standard ezsy curriculum.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For some reason, the nook is incapable of forming the Greek epsilon. Nevertheless the edition I read, which incidentally I downloaded for nothing from the Internet Archive because it’s out of copyright, was very readable and it’s antiquated style only served to enhance my enjoyment.

Calculus Made Easy

The invective against obscurantism in mathematics is also spot on. I studied calculus at school, and used it occasionally at university, but I’ve not needed it since so this was a trip down memory lane. There are plenty of more modern and more rigorous books on calculus available for free online, but I have never seen one that’s this approachable and charming, truth be told.

This cuts to the bone and is well written. It turned out to not be at all what I’m looking for yet I am rating it 5 stars! Aug 09, Jason Rubenstein rated it it was amazing.

Good, this is making a comeback. Dalculus book was written 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 book fixed that and was a ton of fun to read. Available for free on project Gutenberg as a beautifully typeset PDF, this amazing ca,culus book presents the most fundamental ideas of the calculus in a surprisingly approachable way.

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