Calculus Made Easy - Being a Very-Simplest Introduction to Those Beautiful Methods of Reckoning Which Are Generally Called by the Terrifying Names of / Edition 2by Silvanus Phillips Thompson
Pub. Date: 05/18/2008
Publisher: Johnston Press
This antiquarian volume contains a concise exposition of elementary calculus, being a very simple introduction to differential and integral calculus. In writing this text the author has aimed to furnish in the most practical and understandable manner, the fundamentals of calculus, specially designed for those with an interest in the topic but with limited previous… See more details below
This antiquarian volume contains a concise exposition of elementary calculus, being a very simple introduction to differential and integral calculus. In writing this text the author has aimed to furnish in the most practical and understandable manner, the fundamentals of calculus, specially designed for those with an interest in the topic but with limited previous knowledge and an understandable reticence about beginning their calculus adventure. Written in clear, simple language and full of useful information and clear explanations, this text is ideal for the student and anyone with a desire to advance their mathematical knowledge. The chapters of this volume include: 'To Deliver You From the Preliminary Terrors', 'On Different Degrees of Smallness', 'On Relative Growings', 'Simplest Cases', 'What to do with Constants', 'Successive Differentiation', 'When Time Varies', 'Introducing a Useful Dodge', 'Geometrical Meaning of Differentiation', et cetera. We are republishing this vintage work now complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
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Thompson is an extraordinary teacher. Get this book--paper or ebook. When I'm away from my working copy I find this ebook version of Thompson's "Calculus Made Easy" to be useful--I use my Nook Simple Touch to view it. The size of the primary text is adjustable. The formulas and graphs however, are the same size regardless of the primary text size. Some formulas can be hard to read because of this. I am currently working through every problem in the book, and I find it remarkable how free of errata this book is. I've found one problem so far--which is corrected in my Nook version--and it appears that it was an error by the original publisher, and not by Mr. Thompson. While I have worked primarily from another copy of this book, I frequently use the Nook ebook when I'm away from my other copy. I have yet (I'm in chapter 12) to find a problem with the ebook. Those who say this is a simple scan of the orginal are talking nonsense. References to previous figures referenced by Thompson--formulas and graphs--are clickable links in the ebook (very handy). Scans don't have clickable links. End of story. A couple of dozen times, or more, I've thought for sure that Thompson had made a mistake, or that I was looking at a typo. I was wrong every time except for the mistake mentioned above. I wish every math author took Thompson's pains with accuracy.