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. Calculus Made Easy has been a classic introduction to the subject ever since it was first published by Silvanus on in In the first major revision of . Isaac said: It’s still not that easy, but – as Martin Gardner explains in the Before there was the beloved Martin Gardner, there was Sylvanus P Thompson.

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The downside to the free book is missing out on Martin Gardner’s commentary and notes. 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. Revision of a classic primer made more accessible by one of the twentieth century’s greatest mathematicians and thinkers.

Not only that, Martin Gardener gardnee an amazing preface and reviewed the entire book.

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Calculus Made Easy

The Art of Thinking Clearly. There are plenty of more modern and more rigorous books on calculus available for free online, but I have never seen one that’s this approachable and charming, truth be told. Then I would realize what both of them were trying kartin say. 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.


The book has real simple language and of course since this a book about magtin advanced concept, the reader is expected to have some background in Mathematics. But all in all was a helpful book. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Calculus Made Easy.

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Healthy Brain, Happy Life. You’ve successfully reported this review. If you have any interest in math or are going to be forced into taking Calculus Calculus Made Easy will make the topic enjoyable or at least understandable.

mmade Never Split the Difference. Want to Read saving…. Martin’s Press Fardner Date: Mar 01, Ken Van Allen rated it really liked it. So highly recommended to a bright high-schooler or baffled undergrad, ideally to be followed by A Primer of Infinitesimal Analysisif you can convince people that you don’t need the standard analysis curriculum.

Makes me remember why I loved studying calculus. I do know that I will buy this book for all my children when they are taking Calculus. 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.

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. It then follows the standard pattern of teaching differentiation first, building up the formulas, until it then applies the knowledge to integration and the different methods for it.


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Find You in the Dark. 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. My Best Mathematical and Logic Puzzles. The Power of Meaning.

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If you ever silvqnus what calculus was about find a copy of p.thompsoon book and read the first 4 – 5 chapters, they’re short. The sections by Mr Gardner are good but not as lucid as those of the original. The book goes into some depth and talks about chain rule, product rule and the quotient rule in Differential Calculus.