Calculus Made Easy – Silvanus P. Thompson, Martin Gardner – 1st Edition


This major revision of the classic math text makes the subject at hand still more comprehensible to readers of all levels. 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 thoroughly updated for the modern reader.

In the first major revision of the text since 1946, Martin 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.

He has transformed this classic primer into a modern masterpiece that explains the timeless concepts of calculus in a contemporary and user-friendly voice.

View more
  • Chapter 1. To Deliver you from the Preliminary Terrors
    Chapter 2. On Different Degrees of Smallness
    Chapter 3. On Relative Growings
    Chapter 4. Simplest Cases
    Chapter 5. Next Stage: What to do with Constants
    Chapter 6. Sums, Differences, Products and Quotients
    Chapter 7. Successive Differentiation
    Chapter 8. When Time Varies
    Chapter 9. Introducing a Useful Dodge
    Chapter 10. Geometrical Meaning of Differentiation
    Chapter 11. Maxima and Minima
    Chapter 12. Curvature of Curves
    Chapter 13. Other Useful Dodges
    Chapter 14. On True Compound Interest and the Law of Organic Growth
    Chapter 15. How to Deal with Sines and Cosines
    Chapter 16. Partial Differentiation
    Chapter 17. Integration
    Chapter 18. Integrating as the Reverse of Differentiating
    Chapter 19. On Finding Areas by Integration
    Chapter 20. Dodges, Pitfalls and Triumphs
    Chapter 21. Finding Solutions
    Chapter 22. A Little More about Curvature of Curves
    Chapter 23. How to Find the Length of an Arc on a Curve
    Chapter 24. Epilogue and Apologue
  • Citation

Leave us a comment

No Comments

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x