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 preface helps Calculus made easy is one of the best science and math books that I have read to date. Thompson’s little book is the best that I’ve seen, yet. The original text continues to be available as of from Macmillan and Co. I’ll be honest, I didn’t solve most of the problems that was not my intent I’m a software developer and have had my interests in Mathematics for quite some time now.

This cuts to the bone and is well written. The author acknowledges that the language of calculus is obtuse and pokes some fun at the mathematicians that came up with. Jan 23, Dipesh rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

Of all the math books I’ve read, eaasy one is by far the most exciting. These points also help you know how the definitions or the problems. Trivia About Calculus Made Easy. The sections by Mr Gardner are good but not as lucid as those of the original. Refresh o try again. He also messed a bit too much with the examples in clculus text, leaving out some and complicating without any hints as to why others. Jun 13, Patrick rated it really liked it.


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.

This is ONLY because the original is so good. I myself learned calculus in much the same way as it is This book definitely makes calculus easy, by presenting it with simple enough concepts that are then backed up by the mathematics needed to understand them.

Calculus Made Easy

Jun 15, Charlie rated it it was ok. Aug 28, Donald rated it it was amazing. Oct 21, Kevin Yee rated it it was amazing. One thing I enjoyed about working my way through this book was that the exercises given at the end of the chapters was exceedingly caculus.

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List of Martin Gardner Mathematical Games columns. It can be freely accessed on Project Gutenberg.


Gathering for Gardner Martin Gardner bibliography. Mar 01, Ken Van Allen rated it really liked it. But let’s be honest: But the book explains lot of things in simple and elegant way. Heck, Thompson wrote while mainstream analysis was still being worked out.

The original text is now in the public domain under US copyright law fasy Macmillan’s copyright under UK law is reproduced in the edition from St. Aug 15, Rod Jr.

Calculus Made Easy – Silvanus P Thompson|Martin Gardner – Macmillan International Higher Education

Good, this is making a comeback. This preface helps you understand more of the world of calculus.

The thomppson for initial examples and exercises were sometimes more complex than they needed to be, bringing in complexities unrelated to what was being taught.

Silvanus P ThompsonMartin Gardner. Also they had put a copyright notice. These changes will probably have made it more desirable to the modern audience.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you want to learn calc, or need a refresher, this book is indispensable. Best math book I’ve ever read.