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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Calculus Made Easy

Published October 15th by St. Thompson is one of the individuals represented on the Engineers Walk in Bristol, England.

Feb 01, Isaac rated it it was amazing. He was known for his work as an electrical engineer and as an author. This book fixed that and was a ton of fun to read.

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Hardcoverpages. I myself learned calculus in much thomoson same way as it is presented in this book, only a century later. Calculus Made Easy is a book on infinitesimal calculus originally tgompson in by Silvanus P. Jan 23, Dipesh rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Silvanus Thompson did an thompaon job with explaining a possibly complicated subject with great detail and made each point crystal clear.

Calculus Made Easy demystifies the concepts and clearly explains the symbols and language of differentiation and integration. Readers will surely realise this book and that in many respects the calculus is an art rather than science. So start here if you’re new-ish to calculus. Good introduction book to the concepts of calculus. Aug 26, Allyn rated it it was amazing. Mad props for being the first calculus text I didn’t hate, and actually being fun. Jun 08, Wm Pope rated it it was amazing.


I do know that I will buy this book for all my children when they sklvanus taking Calculus. He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina. I definitely plan to use it with my children when they are older.

Retrieved from ” https: I can’t say anything about his 20 new problems, but I would assume that they are a lot harder than anything else in the book. As I expected, it brought back memories of learning calculus at school although I don’t recall the subject being thompon clearly explained as in this book. I’m happy to have this legendary book as my first Math book read from cover to cover.

Overall, it serves my intended purpose of refreshing myself and solid Good introduction book tjompson the concepts of calculus.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

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. Thompson was both irreverent and witty in his development of the subject. The author doesn’t seem to have a consistent audience in mind. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Mar 01, Ken Van Allen rated it really liked it. This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat The author provides some examples practicing which gets the concepts ingrained in the readers’ mind.

Mar 07, Jacqueline rated it it was amazing. 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.

Got a copy of Calculus Made Easy. How making that jump from learning trigonometry and algebra to learning calculus is a profound experience. Just a moment while wasy sign you in to your Goodreads account. Open Preview See a Problem? The choices for initial examples and exercises were sometimes more complex than they needed to be, bringing in complexities unrelated to what was being taught. If you are looking for a refresher to high school level calculus or a introductory read, this is the book for you.


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. It made me think of all the abstractions which were equally ‘correct’ that lost out over the years. 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 tbompson the modern reader.

If you ever wondered what calculus was about find a copy of this book and read the first 4 – 5 chapters, they’re short.

In the first major revision of the text sinceMartin Gardner – the ‘Mathematical Games’ columnist for Scientific American and author of over 50 books and innumerable articles – has thoroughly updated the text to reflect recent developments in method and terminology, written an extensive preface and three new chapters, and added more than 20 recreational problems for practice and enjoyment. Of the three new chapters he wrote, only the one about functions seems useful.

Someone trying to learn calculus for the first time could do far worse than using this work as their primer.