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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If you ever wondered what calculus was about find a co I have been doing some reading that requires brushing up on my integration. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

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. 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.

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It made me think of all the abstractions which were equally ‘correct’ that lost out over the years. Oct 21, Kevin Yee rated it it was amazing.

Ssilvanus Preview See a Problem? It’s fun when someone loves the subject so much. Wish I had this book when I was a high school student.

Calculus Made Easy

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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of 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.

Aug 15, Rod Jr. Jun 15, Charlie rated it it was ok.

If you ever wondered what calculus was about find a copy of this book and read the eaasy 4 – 5 chapters, they’re short. The Best Books of A warning to purchasers of this book as an e-pub. These changes will probably have made it more desirable to the modern audience.

Thompson, born inwas elected to the Royal Society in 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.


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Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson – Free Ebook

This book fixed that and was a ton of fun to read. Mar 01, Ken Van Allen rated it really liked it. Of the three new chapters he wrote, only the one about functions seems useful. Its available for free with Project Gutenberg.

Please stay away from this edition. Though it was written init is amazingly understandable. Aug 30, Arnaud Wolff rated it really liked it. 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.

Calculus made easy is one of the best science and math books that I have read to date. But the book explains lot of things in simple and elegant way.