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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It also helps with the countless examples that he gives and works out to show you how each problem is done. As I ssilvanus, it brought back memories of learning calculus at school although I don’t recall the subject being so clearly explained as in this book.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This isn’t all the other calculus books out there. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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.
Eas out I just hated how it was taught to me. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson
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.
I should emphasise that the edition I read was thomposn the one updated by Martin Gardner, with its new introduction, three new chapters and modernised language.
Then I would realize what both of them were trying to say. A must have for high school students and parents or teachers who wish to teach children calculus. Feb 01, Maxwell Pollack rated it really liked it. My judgement of the cover notwithstanding, Thompson does manage to demystify an intimidating topic. Readers will surely realise this book and that in many respects the calculus is an art rather than science.
The book goes into some depth and talks about chain rule, product rule and the quotient rule in Silvanuus Calculus.
If you are looking for tohmpson refresher to high school level calculus or a introductory read, this is the book for you. Feb 01, Isaac rated it it was amazing. Feb 13, Ethan Hulbert rated it it calculuz amazing Shelves: Of all the math books I’ve read, this one is by far the most exciting.
This cuts to the bone and is well written. Aug 28, Donald rated it it was amazing.
However, if you want an exhaustive reference book or a textbook suitable for college level engineering or sivlanus, there are better books out there because this book lacks rigour and does not dive into deeper, more advanced topics and thompaon of calculus. 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. The author acknowledges that the language of calculus is obtuse and pokes some fun at the mathematicians that came up with.
It’s certainly light on rigor, but for an introductory primer,that’s not such a terrible thing. Aug 03, Arron rated it really liked it Shelves: Aug 26, Allyn rated it it was amazing.
Dec 21, Peter is currently reading it Shelves: Aug 09, Jason Rubenstein rated it it was amazing. Trivia About Calculus Made Easy. Wish I had this book when I was a high school student. Jan 12, Ellen Kock thompsoj it it was amazing. I really got a feel for how important it was for Thompson to remove the intimidation from calculus.
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Wikimedia Commons has media related to Calculus Made Easy. The sections by Mr Gardner are good but not as lucid as those of thompxon original. Lists with This Book.