Calculus Made Easy

5/14/2009 11:15:00 pm

Cover of "Calculus Made Easy"Cover of Calculus Made Easy

Considering how many fools can calculate, it is surprising that it should be thought either a difficult or tedious task for any other fool to learn how to master the same tricks.

By far the best opening line for a math text ever written. Now released from copyright restrictions you can download a copy, visit the version, or read it here.

I think I'm going to use this as the text for my High School Calculus class next year and perhaps as a supplemental text for my AP Calculus students.

Thanks to Denise for the tip. ;-)

Calculus Made Easy, by Silvanus P. Thompson Calculus Made Easy, by Silvanus P. Thompson q2
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  1. To make Calculus easier (both for the students to understand and me to teach), I love Professor E. McSquared's Calculus Primer.

    So much fun, someone needs to animate it. :-)

  2. I enjoyed looking through the first 14 pages. I've bookmarked to share with my sons when they get to calculus.

  3. University have this strange habit of finding themselves enrolled in courses without the pre-requisite. In my daughter's case, the pre-requisite she didn't have was calculus. Would have been good to have a text.