Calculus Made EasyCalculus 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. 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. 
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User Review  nmarun  LibraryThingI'm a software developer and have had my interests in Mathematics for quite some time now. But my knowledge about Calculus was very limited. Hence I picked up this book. The book has real simple ... Read full review
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User Review  arron_kau  LibraryThingAvailable for free on project Gutenberg as a beautifully typeset PDF, this amazing little book presents the most fundamental ideas of the calculus in a surprisingly approachable way. It's certainly light on rigor, but for an introductory primer,that's not such a terrible thing. Read full review
Contents
Preface to the 1998 Edition  1 
Preliminary Chapters by Martin Gardner 1 What Is a Function?  10 
What Is a Limit?  18 
What Is a Derivative?  30 
Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P Thompson Publishers Note on the Third Edition  36 
Prologue  38 
To Deliver You from the Preliminary Terrors  39 
On Different Degrees of Smallness  41 
Geometrical Meaning of Differentiation  103 
Maxima and Minima  116 
Curvature of Curves  132 
Partial Fractions and Inverse Functions  139 
On True Compound Interest and the Law of Organic Growth  150 
How to Deal with Sines and Cosines  175 
Partial Differentiation  184 
Integration  191 
On Relative Growings  45 
Simplest Cases  51 
Next Stage What to Do with Constants  59 
Sums Differences Products and Quotients  67 
Successive Differentiation  79 
When Time Varies  83 
Introducing a Useful Dodge  94 
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Calculus Made Easy:: Being a Verysimplest Introduction to Those Beautiful ... Silvanus Phillips Thompson No preview available  2011 