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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Aug 30, Arnaud Wolff rated it really liked it. Jan 12, Ellen Kock rated it it was amazing.

It made me think of all the abstractions which were equally ‘correct’ that lost out over the years. One thing I enjoyed about working my way through this book was that the exercises p.thopson at the end of the chapters was exceedingly difficult.

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

Calculus Made Easy ,ade the concepts and clearly explains the symbols and language of differentiation and integration. It’s fun when someone loves the subject so much. 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.


Thompson was both irreverent and witty in his development of the subject. The style is conversational, even breezy. The original book can be obtained free from gutenberg. Please stay away from this edition. Want to Read saving…. Nov 15, Oleksandr Bilyk rated it it was amazing.

Mqde 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. Hence I picked up this book. Revision of a classic primer made more accessible by one of maed twentieth century’s greatest mace and thinkers. Although I still don’t understand calculus I really enjoyed reading this book. Martin’s Press first published Pages to import images to Wikidata Commons category link from Wikidata All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with Project Gutenberg links All stub articles.

Of all the math books I’ve read, this one is by far the most exciting. Jun 08, Wm Pope rated it it was amazing.

My nook Simple makes for very difficult reading of the equations without a magnifying glass. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Honestly, personally, i may solve only basic things from all chapters. Aug 26, Allyn rated it it was amazing.

Calculus Made Easy

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. Open Preview See a Problem? About Silvanus Phillips Thompson.


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.

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How refreshing to see that calculus can be taught in something pages instead of the modern bricks. Rogawski, Ray Cannon Calculus: Heck, Thompson wrote while mainstream analysis was still being worked out. Turns out I just hated how it was taught to me. If you ever wondered what calculus was about find a copy of this book and read the first 4 – 5 chapters, they’re short.

Best math book I’ve ever read.

I’m happy to have this legendary book as my first Math book read from cover to cover.