Calculus Made Easy

Silvanus P. THOMPSON (1851 - 1916)

Calculus Made Easy: Being a Very-Simplest Introduction to Those Beautiful Methods of Reckoning which Are Generally Called by the Terrifying Names of the Differential Calculus and the Integral Calculus is is a book on infinitesimal calculus originally published in 1910 by Silvanus P. Thompson, considered a classic and elegant introduction to the subject. (from Wikipedia)

Some calculus-tricks are quite easy. Some are enormously difficult. The fools who write the textbooks of advanced mathematics—and they are mostly clever fools—seldom take the trouble to show you how easy the easy calculations are. On the contrary, they seem to desire to impress you with their tremendous cleverness by going about it in the most difficult way. Being myself a remarkably stupid fellow, I have had to unteach myself the difficulties, and now beg to present to my fellow fools the parts that are not hard. Master these thoroughly, and the rest will follow. What one fool can do, another can. (from the Prologue)

Genre(s): Mathematics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface to the Second Edition, Prologue Adam
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Play 01 Chapter I: To Deliver You from the Preliminary Terrors Adam
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Play 02 Chapter II: On Different Degrees of Smallness Mike Pelton
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Play 03 Chapter III: On Relative Growings katetastrophe
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Play 04 Chapter IV: Simplest Cases katetastrophe
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Play 05 Exercises I, Answers to Exercises I Adam
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Play 06 Chapter V: Next Stage. What to Do With Constants Le
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Play 07 Exercises II, Answers to Exercises II Le
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Play 08 Chapter VI: Sums, Differences, Products, and Quotients Le
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Play 09 Exercises III, Answers to Exercises III Paul E J King
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Play 10 Chapter VII: Successive Differentiation Paul E J King
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Play 11 Exercises IV, Answers to Exercises IV Le
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Play 12 Chapter VIII: When Time Varies - Part 1 Jargoniel
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Play 13 Chapter VIII: When Time Varies - Part 2 Jargoniel
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Play 14 Exercises V, Answers to Exercises V Bruce Kachuk
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Play 15 Chapter IX: Introducing a Useful Dodge Bruce Kachuk
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Play 16 Exercises VI and VII, Answers to Exercises VI and VII Bruce Kachuk
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Play 17 Chapter X: Geometrical Meaning of Differentiaton realisticspeakers
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Play 18 Exercises VIII, Answers to Exercises VIII Le
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Play 19 Chapter XI: Maxima and Minima - Part 1 clarinetcarrot
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Play 20 Chapter XI: Maxima and Minima - Part 2 clarinetcarrot
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Play 21 Exercises IX, Answers to Exercises IX clarinetcarrot
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Play 22 Chapter XII: Curvature of Curves clarinetcarrot
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Play 23 Exercises X, Answers to Exercises X clarinetcarrot
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Play 24 Chapter XIII: Other Useful Dodges - Part 1: Partial Fractions clarinetcarrot
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Play 25 Exercises XI, Answers to Exercises XI clarinetcarrot
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Play 26 Chapter XIII: Other Useful Dodges - Part 2: Differential of an Inverse Function clarinetcarrot
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Play 27 Chapter XIV: On True Compound Interest and the Law of Organic Growth - Part 1 (A) Paul E J King
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Play 28 Chapter XIV: On True Compound Interest and the Law of Organic Growth - Part 1 (B) Paul E J King
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Play 29 Exercises XII, Answers to Exercises XII Paul E J King
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Play 30 Chapter XIV: On True Compound Interest and the Law of Organic Growth - Part 2: The Logarithmic Curve Le
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Play 31 Chapter XIV: On True Compound Interest and the Law of Organic Growth - Part 3: The Die-away Curve Le
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Play 32 Exercises XIII, Answers to Exercises XIII Le
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Play 33 Chapter XV: How to Deal With Sines and Cosines - Part 1 Son of the Exiles
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Play 34 Chapter XV: How to Deal With Sines and Cosines - Part 2: Second Differential Coefficient of Sine or Cosine Ielmie
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Play 35 Exercises XIV, Answers to Exercises XIV Le
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Play 36 Chapter XVI: Partial Differentiation - Part 1 clarinetcarrot
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Play 37 Chapter XVI: Partial Differentiation - Part 2: Maxima and Minima of Functions of two Independent Variables clarinetcarrot
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Play 38 Exercises XV, Answers to Exercises XV clarinetcarrot
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Play 39 Chapter XVII: Integration - Part 1 Bruce Kachuk
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Play 40 Chapter XVII: Integration - Part 2: Slopes of Curves, and the Curves themselves Bruce Kachuk
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Play 41 Exercises XVI, Answers to Exercises XVI Bruce Kachuk
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Play 42 Chapter XVIII: Integrating as the Reverse of Differentiating - Part 1 Bruce Kachuk
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Play 43 Chapter XVIII: Integrating as the Reverse of Differentiating - Part 2: Integration of the Sum or Difference of two Functions Bruce Kachuk
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Play 44 Chapter XVIII: Integrating as the Reverse of Differentiating - Part 3: How to Deal With Constant Terms Bruce Kachuk
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Play 45 Chapter XVIII: Integrating as the Reverse of Differentiating - Part 4: Some Other Integrals Bruce Kachuk
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Play 46 Chapter XVIII: Integrating as the Reverse of Differentiating - Part 5: On Double and Triple Integrals Bruce Kachuk
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Play 47 Exercises XVII, Answers to Exercises XVII Bruce Kachuk
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Play 48 Chapter XIX: On Finding Areas by Integrating - Part 1 Bruce Kachuk
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Play 49 Chapter XIX: On Finding Areas by Integrating - Part 2: Areas in Polar Coordinates Bruce Kachuk
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Play 50 Chapter XIX: On Finding Areas by Integrating - Part 3: Volumes by Integration Bruce Kachuk
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Play 51 Chapter XIX: On Finding Areas by Integrating - Part 4: On Quadratic Means Bruce Kachuk
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Play 52 Exercises XVIII, Answers to Exercises XVIII clarinetcarrot
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Play 53 Chapter XX: Dodges, Pitfalls, and Triumphs clarinetcarrot
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Play 54 Exercises XIX, Answers to Exercises XIX clarinetcarrot
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Play 55 Chapter XXI: Finding Some Solutions - Part 1 clarinetcarrot
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Play 56 Chapter XXI: Finding Some Solutions - Part 2 clarinetcarrot
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Play 57 Epilogue and Apologue Rachel
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