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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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Of all the math books I’ve read, this one is by far the most exciting. This page was last edited on 16 Novemberat This cuts to the bone and is well written. Then I would realize what both of them were trying to say.

Books by Silvanus Phillips Thompson. Aug 07, Jonathan Peto rated it it was amazing Shelves: To be fair to Thompson, though, the simplicity comes in part from using infinitesimals rather than limits, and the logical basis for infinitesimals wouldn’t achieve rigor until non-standard analysis circapyillips smooth infinitesimal analysis circa 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.

Available for dilvanus on project Gutenberg as a beautifully typeset PDF, this amazing little book eady the most fundamental ideas of the calculus in a surprisingly approachable way. It then follows the standard pattern of teaching differentiation first, building up the formulas, until it then applies the knowledge to integration and the different methods for it. How making that jump from learning trigonometry phillios algebra to learning calculus is a profound experience. Makes me remember why I loved studying calculus.


This book definitely makes calculus easy, phillip presenting it with simple enough concepts that are then backed up by the mathematics needed to understand them. Mad props for being the first calculus text I didn’t hate, and actually being fun. Pages to import images to Wikidata Commons category link from Wikidata All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles philoips permanently dead external links Articles with Project Gutenberg links All stub articles.

Another point that is important to note is that they don’t just demonstrate how the problems are done, Thompson and Gardener also prove how the math is true and how ssilvanus can be used in science and in the real world. Retrieved from ” https: Hardcoverpages.

To ask other readers questions about Calculus Made Easyplease sign up. This phillipw about a mathematical publication is a stub. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. May 14, Logan Kennedy rated it it was amazing.

Calculus Made Easy

About this particular edition, print quality is poor. But no, this little gem had seen by then silganus dozen reprintings starting in I should emphasise that the edition I read was not the one updated by Martin Gardner, with its new introduction, three new chapters and modernised language.

The idea of calculus is so simple, and Mr. The idea of infinitesimals is much more intuitive to me than limits as well.

Martin Gardner has updated and revised the latest edition. Calculus Made Easy demystifies the concepts and clearly explains the symbols and language of differentiation pjillips integration.


It can be freely accessed on Project Gutenberg. If you like books and love thomlson build cool products, we may be looking for you. One thing I enjoyed about working my way through this book was that the exercises given at the end of the chapters was exceedingly difficult.

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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Calculus Made Easy. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. But let’s be honest: It is difficult rating a text book. Someone trying to learn calculus for the first time could do far worse than using this work as their primer.

Review quote “Calculus Made Easy is arguably the best math teaching ever. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. No trivia or quizzes yet. Martin’s Press which provides an introduction; three preliminary chapters explaining functionslimitsand derivatives ; an appendix of recreational calculus problems; and notes for modern readers.

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Learned it again in college and hated silvanis. You can download a PDF of the edition at http: Book ratings by Goodreads. The style is conversational, even breezy. Nice book, often funny, and the concepts are explained very clearly.

The original book can be obtained free from gutenberg.