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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It can be freely accessed on Project Gutenberg. When I first thimpson this book in the mid’s, I thought at first that it was one of those “made easy” trend books I had been seeing so much of. This book fixed that and was a ton of fun to read.
Calculus Made Easy
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Martin Gardner, born inhas written several reviews for The New York Review of Books and was a Scientific American columnist for over twenty-five years. I definitely plan to use it with my children when they are older. With a new introduction, three new chapters, modernized language and methods thompsin, and an appendix of challenging and enjoyable practice problems, Calculus Made Easy has been 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 more comprehensible to readers of all levels.
The author provides some examples practicing which gets the concepts ingrained in the readers’ mind. But my knowledge about Calculus was very limited. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson
If you have any interest in math or are going to be forced into taking Calculus Calculus Made Easy will make the topic enjoyable or at least understandable. If you ever wondered what calculus was about find a copy of this book rhompson read the first 4 – 5 chapters, they’re short. Thompson’s little book is the best that I’ve seen, yet. Martin’s Press first published This book was written for school kids back in and contains eazy simple explanations with a little bit of dry humor thrown in.
With a new introduction, three silvanks chapters, modernized language and methods throughout, and an appendix of challenging and enjoyable practice problems, Calculus Made Easy has been thoroughly updated for the modern reader.
Another point that is important to note is that they don’t just demonstrate how the problems are done, Silvanuz and Gardener also prove how the math is true and how it can be used in science and in the real world. But the book explains lot of things in simple and elegant way. I myself learned calculus in much the same way as it is presented in this book, only a century later.
Jun 15, Charlie rated it it was ok.
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The book has real simple language and of course since this a book about an advanced concept, the reader is expected to have mafe background in Mathematics. Aug 03, Arron rated it really liked it Shelves: Mar 07, Jacqueline rated it it was amazing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 more comprehensible to readers of all levels.
If you are looking for a refresher to high school level calculus or a introductory read, phillip is the book for you. Calculus made easy was a fun, easy, and elegant transition from simple algebra into the world of calculus.
Aug 30, Arnaud Wolff rated it really liked it. My judgement of the cover notwithstanding, Thompson does manage to demystify an intimidating topic.
This is ONLY because the original is so good. In fact, this is a very old book early 20th century and it’s surprising how accessible it is I would say, more than today’s books. Review quote “Calculus Made Easy is arguably the best math teaching ever.
Calculus Made Easy is a book on infinitesimal calculus originally published in by Silvanus P. Mad props for being the first calculus text I didn’t hate, and actually being fun. Jan 23, Dipesh rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This was a book that I skimmed through, rather than thoroughly digested, not least because much of each chapter consists of worked examples thoompson exercises which I didn’t attempt. This 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 phillipx in terms of accessibility and simplicity.
Retrieved from ” https: Not only that, Martin Gardener wrote an amazing preface and reviewed the entire book. Mar 01, Ken Van Allen rated it really liked it. I reread the text a few times and worked out most of eilvanus problems and feel I now understand calculus well enough to appreciate its significance and genius.
The book is out of copyright and available in project Gutenberg. 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 for the modern reader.
How making that jump from learning trigonometry and algebra to learning calculus is a profound experience. I do know that I will buy this book for all my children when they are taking Calculus.
May 14, Logan Kennedy rated it it was amazing. Calculus Made Easy ignores the use of limits with its epsilon-delta definitionreplacing it with a method of approximating to arbitrary precision directly to the correct answer in the infinitesimal spirit of Leibniznow formally justified in modern non-standard analysis and silvznus infinitesimal analysis.
Jun 13, Patrick rated it really liked it. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Presented the concepts quite simply and readably. Feb 01, Maxwell Pollack rated it really liked ailvanus.
Calculus Made Easy demystifies the concepts and clearly explains the symbols and language of differentiation and integration. Gardner changes “fifth form boys” to the more American sounding and gender neutral “high school students,” updates many now obsolescent mathematical notations or terms, and uses American decimal dollars and cents in currency examples. Someone trying to learn calculus for phullips first time could do far worse than using this work as their primer.