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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It can be freely accessed on Project Gutenberg. This book fixed that and was a ton of fun to read. This is ONLY because the original is so good. This book was written for school kids back in and contains very simple explanations with a little bit of dry humor thrown in.

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Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson

Mar 07, Jacqueline rated it it was amazing. Feb 13, Ethan Hulbert rated it it was amazing Shelves: Best math book I’ve ever read.

This isn’t all the other calculus books calcuuls there. I can’t say anything about his 20 new problems, but I would assume that they are a lot harder than anything else in the book. If you ever wondered what calculus was about find a copy of xilvanus book and read the first 4 – 5 chapters, they’re short.


It’s fun when someone loves the subject so much. Calculus made easy was a fun, easy, and elegant transition from simple algebra into the world of calculus.

If you ever wondered what calculus was about find a co I byy been doing some reading that requires brushing up on my integration. Though it was written init is amazingly understandable.

Views Read Edit View history. I know I didn’t. There are so many things I wish had been done to illuminate the subject more thoroughly, but perhaps one day I’ll have to write it myself.

But for someone that wants to be cleared from the misconceptions that we can have regarding calculus, this book is useful. Books by Silvanus Phillips Thompson. How refreshing to see that calculus can be taught in something pages instead of the modern bricks. The author does indeed present the subject in a way that is easy to understand, and in a style that is entertaining.

Calculus Made Easy

Honestly, personally, i may solve only basic things from all chapters. Mad props for being the first calculus text I didn’t hate, and actually being fun.

Rogawski, Ray Cannon Calculus: Martin Gardner has updated and revised the latest edition. Thompson was both irreverent and witty in his development of the subject. I’m happy to have this legendary book as my first Math book read from cover to cover. I’m a software developer and have had my interests in Mathematics for quite some time now.


Aug 03, Arron rated it really liked it Shelves: I p.thompon know that I will buy this book for all my children when they are taking Calculus.

I have skipped the exercises. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Mar 01, Ken Van Allen rated it really liked it.

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If you want to learn calc, or need a refresher, this book is indispensable. Nice book, often funny, and the concepts are explained very clearly. The author provides some examples practicing which gets the concepts ingrained in the readers’ mind. Oct 21, Kevin Yee rated it it was amazing. In fact, this is a very old book early 20th century and it’s surprising how accessible it is I would say, more than today’s books.

In the first major revision of the text sinceMartin Gardner – the ‘Mathematical Games’ The sections by Mr Gardner are good but not as lucid as those of the original.