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You can download a PDF of the edition at http: The first was on the recommendation of Martin Gardner in Scientific American.
This book fixed that and was a ton of fun to read. If you plan to read this without a pen and paper by your side, don’t bother. Jun 27, Chai Zheng Xin rated it liked it.
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I know I didn’t. Got a copy of Calculus Made Easy. Honestly, personally, i may solve only basic things from all chapters. The author does indeed present the subject in a way that is easy to understand, and in a style that is entertaining.
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By the way, reading this without solving the provided exercises will reduce the book’s utility to a minimum. This isn’t all the other calculus books out there. Also they had put a copyright notice. This book introduces the concepts of The Calculus in a different way. No matter – this book is a work of art.
I learned calc in high school and hated it. Sep 20, Ruchita rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s still not that easy, but – as Martin Gardner explains in the introduction – this book still outshines any textbook in terms of accessibility and simplicity.
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I have had in mind not so much the classroom as the study. My nook Simple makes for very difficult reading of the equations without a magnifying glass. The idea of calculus is so simple, and Mr. A Summary of Calculus by Karl Heinz Dovermann – University of Hawaii The author introduces pxf and derivatives, provides some rules for their computations, discusses some calculus made easy thompson pdf download of differential equations, downlowd properties of graphs, introduces the ideas of the definite and the indefinite integral, etc.
Please stay away from this edition. It is difficult rating a text book.
Calculus Made Easy
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Calculus Made Easy demystifies the concepts and clearly explains the symbols and language of differentiation and integration. I’ll be honest, I didn’t solve most of the problems that was not my intention of reading the book either. Thompson’s little book is the best that I’ve seen, yet. A remarkable and original user-friendly approach calculus made easy thompson pdf download the study of calculus. Martin’s Press and Macmillan. It is what comes after a few introductory chapters by Gardner that really made me smile: This time, I needed to know only about partial derivatives but I devoured the whole book anyway.
I am not sure if this is the same edition as the one I have 3rd ed.
But my knowledge about Calculus was very limited.