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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Return to Book Page. This book is definitely worth the read.
Calculus Made Easy
But no, this little gem had seen by then three dozen reprintings starting in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Calculus Made Easy has long been the most popular calculus primer, and this major revision of the classic math text makes caalculus subject at hand still more comprehensible to readers of all levels. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
This cuts to the bone and is well written. Hence I picked up this book. Aug 15, Rod Jr. The author doesn’t seem to have a consistent audience in mind. These changes will probably have made it more desirable to the modern audience. Please enter the letters displayed. Feb 01, Maxwell Pollack rated it ssilvanus liked it. The sections by Mr Gardner are good but not as lucid as those of the original. A warning to purchasers of this book as an e-pub.
The book goes into some depth and talks about chain rule, product rule and the quotient rule in Differential Calculus.
Calculus Made Easy – Silvanus P Thompson|Martin Gardner – Macmillan International Higher Education
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. Good introduction book to the concepts of calculus. The idea of calculus is so simple, and Mr. My nook Simple makes for very difficult reading of the equations without a magnifying glass.
It made me think of all the abstractions which were equally ‘correct’ that lost out over the years. Feb 01, Isaac rated it it was amazing.
You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Although I still don’t understand calculus I really enjoyed reading this book. I studied calculus at school, and used it occasionally at university, but I’ve not needed it since so this was a trip down memory lane.
Calculus Made Easy ignores the use of limits with its epsilon-delta definitionreplacing it with a method of approximating to arbitrary precision directly to the correct answer in the infinitesimal spirit of Leibniznow formally justified in modern non-standard analysis and smooth infinitesimal analysis. This is ONLY because the original is so good. I have been doing some reading that requires brushing up on my integration.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t solve most of the problems that was not my intent I’m a software developer and have had my interests in Mathematics for quite some time now. I reread the text a few times and worked p.thompsn most of the problems and feel I now understand calculus well enough to appreciate its significance and genius.
For some reason, the nook is incapable of forming the Greek epsilon. This article about a mathematical publication is a p.thhompson. I really got a feel for how important it was for Thompson to remove the intimidation from calculus. Thompson dalculus a cool dude.
He was known for his work as an electrical engineer and as an author. 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. P.thomppson 07, Jonathan Peto rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thompson was both irreverent and witty in his development of the subject.
The original book can be obtained free from gutenberg. Aug 30, Arnaud Wolff rated it really liked it.
With a new introduction, three new chapters, modernized language and methods throughout, and an appendix of challenging and enjoyable practice problems, Calculus P.rhompson 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.
I should emphasise that the edition I read was not the one updated by Martin Gardner, with its new introduction, three new chapters and calculys language. I definitely plan to use it with my children when they are older. Lists with This Book.
Gardner covers some of the issues that have been addressed in the teaching of higher math, and he makes no bones about the eilvanus to encourage rather than discourage those who can most benefit from having a practical knowledge of this powerful mathematical silvwnus.
D You can download a PDF of the edition at djm. Sep 20, Ruchita rated it really liked it Shelves: I was attracted to this book by its title, which struck me as unusual forwhen my edition was published, and its contents eassy disappoint. Revision of a classic primer made more accessible by one of the twentieth century’s greatest mathematicians and thinkers. If you calcklus books and love to build cool products, we may be looking for you.
Though it was written init is amazingly understandable.