Calculus Made Easy
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. 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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I'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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Available 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
Preface to the 1998 Edition
Preliminary Chapters by Martin Gardner 1 What Is a Function?
What Is a Limit?
What Is a Derivative?
Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P Thompson Publishers Note on the Third Edition
To Deliver You from the Preliminary Terrors
On Different Degrees of Smallness
Geometrical Meaning of Differentiation
Maxima and Minima
Curvature of Curves
Partial Fractions and Inverse Functions
On True Compound Interest and the Law of Organic Growth
How to Deal with Sines and Cosines
On Relative Growings
Next Stage What to Do with Constants
Sums Differences Products and Quotients
When Time Varies
Introducing a Useful Dodge