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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Calculus Made Easy is a book on infinitesimal calculus originally published in by Silvanus P. The original text continues to be available as of from Macmillan and Co.

Martin’s Press which provides an introduction; three preliminary chapters explaining functionslimitsand derivatives ; an appendix of recreational calculus problems; and notes for modern readers. Gardner changes “fifth form boys” to the more American sounding and gender neutral “high school students,” updates many now obsolescent mathematical notations or terms, and uses American decimal dollars and cents in currency examples.


Calculus Made Easy ignores the use of limits with its epsilon-delta definitionreplacing it with a method of approximating to arbitrary precision directly to the correct answer in the infinitesimal spirit of Leibniznow formally justified in modern non-standard analysis and smooth infinitesimal analysis.

The original text is now in the public domain under US copyright law although Macmillan’s copyright under UK law is reproduced in tbompson edition from St. It can be freely accessed on Project Gutenberg.

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