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Highly recommend 'Calculus Made Easy' for learning on your own,
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Hello! Silvanus Thompson wrote an excellent book. I can see why this is a classic. He does a really good job of explaining calculus in a language that is both simple and understandable. However, I do have an issue with this edition. It is in deplorable shape concerning the format of the text -- pages are out of order, words are missing, and sometimes the text encroaches on the inner margin so far that it is hard to read (you have to open the book really wide).
Overall, I give Silvanus Thompson an 'A+' for making a hard topic easy but, unfortunately, the formatting of the text gets a 'D'. It is readable and you can guess the words that are missing, but it's sheer laziness on the part of the publisher.
I didn't buy this book for a calculus class but just to gain a better understanding of calculus concepts on my own -- it hit the nail on the head! I highly recommend 'Calculus Made Easy' by Silvanus Thompson for learning calculus on your own.