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Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 5 by Silvanus P. Thompson. Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson. No cover available. Calculus Made Easy is a book on calculus originally published in by Silvanus P. Thompson, considered a classic and elegant introduction to the subject. New York, N.Y. The original edition of Calculus Made Easy was written by Silvanus P. Thompson and published in , with subsequent editions in.

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Sep 28, Roger rated it it was amazing. Thompson was both irreverent and witty in his development of the subject. When I first found this book in the mid’s, I thought at first that it was one of madd “made easy” trend books I had been seeing so much of. Distills calculus down to its essence in a beautiful way. Views Read Edit View history. The author does indeed present the subject in a eassy that is easy to understand, and in a style that is entertaining.

Also they had put a copyright notice. Aug 28, Donald rated it it was amazing. The invective against obscurantism in mathematics is also spot on. Thompson is a cool dude. This isn’t all the other calculus books out there.

If Thompson had wanted to bother with limits and epsilon-delta stuff he would have, so why drag that into the book? Not only that, Martin Gardener wrote an amazing preface and reviewed the entire book.


The original text continues to be available as of from Macmillan and Co.

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. Aug 09, Jason Rubenstein rated it it was amazing.

About Sllvanus Phillips Thompson. Dec 21, Peter is currently reading it Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus Phillips Thompson

But all in all cslculus a helpful book. These changes will probably have made it more desirable to the modern audience. Wikiquote has quotations related to: The style is conversational, even breezy.

It’s fun when someone loves the subject so much. This book was written for school kids back in It’s still not that easy, but – as Martin Gardner explains in the introduction – silvanu book still outshines any textbook in terms of accessibility and simplicity.

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Available for free on project Gutenberg as a beautifully typeset PDF, this amazing little book presents the most fundamental ideas of the calculus in a surprisingly approachable way.

He also messed a bit too much with the examples in the text, leaving out some and complicating without any hints as to why others. The idea of calculus is so simple, and Mr. 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.


Books by Silvanus Phillips Thompson. Oct 15, Arun Mahendrakar rated it really liked it. 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.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

It’s been pointed out by others that Martin Gardner’s changes for the edition are of dubious value, and I agree. Calculus Made Easy has been a classic introduction to the subject ever since it was ccalculus published by Silvanus P. But the book sllvanus lot of things in simple and elegant way. 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.