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. Calculus Made Easy has been a classic introduction to the subject ever since it was first published by Silvanus on in In the first major revision of . Isaac said: It’s still not that easy, but – as Martin Gardner explains in the Before there was the beloved Martin Gardner, there was Sylvanus P Thompson.

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Presented the concepts quite simply and readably. My judgement of the cover notwithstanding, Thompson does manage to demystify an intimidating topic. But all in all was a helpful book.

I guess it’s understandable that Gardner wanted to do more than just change the wording given that his name is all over the cover, but he has not improved the book as far as I am concerned. A warning to purchasers of this book as an e-pub. Please review your cart. This book is definitely worth the read.

How to write a great review. Calculus Made Easy Silvanus P. If you have any interest in math or are going to be forced into taking Annd Calculus Made Easy will make the topic enjoyable or at least understandable. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. Jan 23, Dipesh rated it it was amazing Recommends it silvanhs This is ONLY because the original is so good. Aug 15, Rod Jr. Oct 15, Arun Mahendrakar rated it really liked it. The revolutionary 8 week plan to clear your mind and calm your life.


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. Martin’s Press first published Healthy Brain, Happy Gatdner.

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Feb 01, Maxwell Pollack rated it really liked it. Aug 07, Jonathan Peto rated it it was amazing Shelves: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. It is what comes after a few introductory chapters by Gardner that really made me smile: Item s unavailable for purchase.

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. Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Thompson was both irreverent and witty in his development of the subject. ThompsonMartin Gardner.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. Rogawski, Ray Cannon Calculus: It’s a clear, simple but practical look at calculus and without it I probably would have became a liberal arts major.


Overall, it serves my intended purpose of refreshing myself and solidifying the concepts I learnt in high school, which I learnt by rote-learning then. How to Be a Bawse. 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.

Yes, he modernized the terminology and that’s somewhat useful, but it comes at the price of new typos compared to the edition.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus Phillips Thompson

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.

It turned out to not be at all what I’m looking for yet Silfanus am rating it 5 stars!

The book is out of copyright and available in project Gutenberg. If you want to learn calculus read this book first. May 14, Logan Kennedy rated it it was amazing.

I know I didn’t. This book was written for school kids back in It’s still not that easy, p.thompaon – as Martin Gardner explains in the introduction – this book still outshines any textbook in terms of accessibility and simplicity.