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# 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...more

Hardcover, 336 pages

Published
October 15th 1998
by St. Martin's Press
(first published 1910)

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Mad props for being the first calculus text I didn't hate, and actually being

*fun*. I really got a feel for how important it was for Thompson to remove the intimidation from calculus. The style is conversational, even breezy. What one fool can do, another can. The invective against obscurantism in mathematics is also spot on.

But let's be honest: the coverage is

*extremely*rudimentary, and since there's no analytical treatment, the path to generalization to more complex problems is far...more

Prior to this book, I had attempted to wade through a couple of college entry-level calculus textbooks, but found the style of both authors to be obtuse and obfuscating. They may have known their subject, but this math whiz (straight "A's" in high school through Advanced Algebra & Trig) found those other authors' abilities to communicate far less...more

The book is a fun, cheap, and somewhat dated way to get into calculus. It's certainly not "rigorous" by a long shot, but it does what it sets out to do: show newbies how it's done instead of scaring them away with either lingo or mass. The book is not completely self-contained however, you'll need a little background in trigonometry and algebra (exponents, binomial theorem, long/polynomial...more

Wish I had this book when I was a high school student. I definitely plan to use it with my children when they are older.

Got a copy of Calculus Made Easy. It turned out to not be at all what I'm looking for yet I am rating it 5 stars!

**If you want to learn calculus read this book first.**

**If you ever wondered what calculus was about find a co**...more

Jan 25, 2014
Dipesh
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Readers will surely realise this book and that in many respects the calculus is an art rather than science. an art only to be acquired , as all other arts are, by practice. :D

You can download a PDF of the 1914 edition at djm.cc/library/Calculus_Made_Easy_Tho... and you may in fact want to do that.

You can download a PDF of the 1914 edition at djm.cc/library/Calculus_Made_Easy_Tho... and you may in fact want to do that.

Mar 04, 2007
Farrokh
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Calculus made easy is an especial calculus book. It has really good example and really good explaining. It illustrates calculus by its visual example and some little jokes in them. I suggest this book to who likes calculus and want to learn it out of the boring difficult explanations.

Aug 04, 2010
Roberto Zanasi
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Come fare analisi matematica senza utilizzare i limiti: ovvero tutto quello che ci hanno detto di non fare a scuola pena pesanti insufficienze...

Aug 09, 2007
Alexis
marked it as to-read

i'm going to do it. swear.

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