Calculus Made Easy

Hardcover | October 15, 1998

bySilvanus P. Thompson, Martin Gardner

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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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The most important popular math book of the decadeMartin Gardner, who has written about mathematics for over 60 years, has transformed the classic calculus primer into a modern masterpiece that explains the timeless concepts of calculus in a contemporary and user-friendly voice. As the "Mathematical Games" columnist for Scientific Amer...

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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 ...

Silvanus P. Thompson, born in 1851, was elected to the Royal Society in 1891. He wrote numerous technical books and manuals on electricity, magnetism, dynamos, and optics, as well as several popular biographies of prominent scientists. Thompson died in 1916.Martin Gardner, born in 1914, has written several reviews for The New York Rev...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.47 × 5.71 × 1.12 inPublished:October 15, 1998Publisher:St. Martin's Press

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ISBN - 10:0312185480

ISBN - 13:9780312185480

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The most important popular math book of the decadeMartin Gardner, who has written about mathematics for over 60 years, has transformed the classic calculus primer into a modern masterpiece that explains the timeless concepts of calculus in a contemporary and user-friendly voice. As the "Mathematical Games" columnist for Scientific American for a quarter of a century, and the author of over 50 books and innumerable articles, Gardner is the perfect mathematician and thinker to make calculus easy once again.In the first major revision of Calculus Made Easy since 1919, Martin Gardner 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.Calculus Made Easy, already the preeminent primer for the average reader, a book that has sold over one million copies, has become even more accessible and informative in the masterful hands of one of the twentieth-century's greatest mathematicians and thinkers

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"Calculus Made Easy is arguably the best math teaching ever. To a non-mathematician, its simplicity and clarity reveals the mathematical genius of Newton, Leibniz, and Thompson himself. Martin Gardner deserves huge thanks for renewing this great book." -Julian Simon, author of Population Matters"A remarkable and user-friendly approach to the study of calculus, made even more so by Martin Gardner, the most highly acclaimed mathematical expositor of our time." -R.L. Graham, Chief Scientist, AT&T Labs, and author of Concrete Mathematics