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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He has transformed this classic primer into a modern masterpiece that explains the timeless concepts of calculus in a contemporary and user-friendly voice. This book served as a good reminder to what I had learned at school and reads in an enjoyable manner. No trivia or quizzes yet. Changing the size of the type mwde not increase the size of any mathematical notation. Nov 15, Oleksandr Bilyk rated it it was amazing. Best math book I’ve ever read. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Calculus Made Easy has long been the most popular calculus primer, and this major revision maade the classic math text makes the subject at hand still more comprehensible to readers of all levels. 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. One thing I enjoyed about working my way silvvanus this book was that the exercises given at the end of the chapters was exceedingly difficult.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

I know I didn’t. Feb 25, Dan Perik rated it really liked it. Return to Book Page. In the first major revision of the text sinceMartin Gardner – the ‘Mathematical Games’ Thompson’s little book is the best that I’ve seen, yet.

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This cuts to the bone and siilvanus well written. Revision of a classic primer made more accessible by one of the twentieth century’s greatest mathematicians and thinkers. If you are looking for a refresher to high school level calculus or a introductory read, this is the book for you.


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 textbook in terms of accessibility and simplicity. However, if you want an exhaustive reference book or a textbook suitable for college level engineering or mathematics, there are better books out there because this book lacks rigour and does not dive into deeper, more advanced topics and applications of calculus.

Calculus made easy is one of the best science and math books that I have read to date. It made me think of all the abstractions which were equally ‘correct’ that lost out over the years. How making that jump caldulus learning trigonometry and algebra to learning calculus is a profound experience.

Makes me remember why I loved studying calculus. If you ever wondered what calculus was about find a co I have been doing some reading that requires brushing up on my integration.

Calculus Made Easy

Someone trying to learn calculus for the first time could do far worse than using this work as their primer. The preface helps, but the reviews and side notes that Martin added are as if they look like they were part of the original book.

I should emphasise that the edition I read was not the one updated by Martin Gardner, with its new introduction, three new chapters and modernised language. I strongly recommend it. So start here if you’re new-ish to calculus. I reread the text a few times and worked out most of the problems and feel I now understand calculus well enough to appreciate its significance and genius.

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. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Calculus Made Easy. Feb 01, Isaac rated it it was amazing. 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. It’s certainly light on rigor, but for an introductory primer,that’s not such a terrible thing.

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. 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 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.


Oct 15, Arun Mahendrakar rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Books by Silvanus Phillips Thompson.

Please enter the letters displayed. Calculus Made Easy Author s: 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 is first introduced with integrals, to first teach infinitesimals and why they are interesting.

Views Read Edit View history. There are plenty of more modern and more rigorous books eeasy calculus available for free online, but I have never seen one that’s this approachable and charming, truth be told.

Calculus Made Easy

The author doesn’t seem to have a consistent audience in mind. Very British and sensible, and a much better approach to teaching mathematics to children or, in my case, 28 year olds.

Feb 01, Maxwell Pollack rated it really liked it. The choices for initial examples and exercises were sometimes more complex than they needed to be, bringing in complexities unrelated to what was being taught. Jun 08, Wm Pope rated it it was amazing.

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. I learned calc in high school and hated it. I’ve worked my way through another calculus text because of it and am able to understand discussions about aspects of calculus in other math books as well.