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Post by SweetPea » August 22nd, 2015, 9:58 am

Calculus Made Easy by Silvanus P. Thompson (1851 - 1916).

This project is now complete. All files can be found on the catalog page:
http://librivox.org/calculus-made-easy-by-silvanus-p-thompson/

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)
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Post by Adamski » August 22nd, 2015, 10:13 am

Oooh! Please sign me up for the preface/prologue and first chapter!
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Post by SweetPea » August 22nd, 2015, 10:16 am

Of course, thanks Dad! :D You might end up having to read the whole book if nobody else signs up, you know :wink:
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Post by ej400 » August 22nd, 2015, 11:09 am

Need a DPL. I can.

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 22nd, 2015, 12:25 pm

Rachel,

Quite an ambitious undertaking! Are you going to be studying calculus this fall?

Couple of suggestions . . .

Is there a resource you can point people to which will help them read the formulas? Especially for those of us who took calculus quite a few years ago . . . I honestly don't remember how to say that big tall S when it's in a formula, and I'm sure there is a lot of other stuff that I've forgotten, or would like to look up to be sure.

And since you're looking for WORD PERFECT pling (which I can understand and agree with), it might be best to have a PLer who is quite familiar with calculus and so can help the readers on the bits that are difficult (like the formulas).

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Post by TriciaG » August 22nd, 2015, 1:02 pm

I have a B.S. in mathematics. It has been a while since then, though. LOL! I can help with something.
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Post by SweetPea » August 22nd, 2015, 1:34 pm

MaryAnn, yes, I'm going to figure something out to help with the formulas. I agree with your suggestion of having somebody who's familiar with calculus to DPL.

Tricia, that would be great! :D Whatever you want to help with.

Elijah, thank you for your offer! I'm sending you a PM.

Thanks so much everybody! :)
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Post by Availle » August 22nd, 2015, 6:01 pm

MATH! :shock:

I'll MC. Thanks for waiting for me :wink:

I have to go out in a moment, but I'll be back soon. I'll have a look at the text to see if there's any suggestions I can make wrt the reading, formulas etc.
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Post by SweetPea » August 22nd, 2015, 6:08 pm

That would be great if you have any suggestions, thank you :D
And thanks for MC'ing, no hurry about setting it up. :)
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Post by jessieyun0404 » August 22nd, 2015, 6:32 pm

WOW! Rachel, you have a interesting project in your hands! Math is one of my favorites (yes, I know. It's rare to find a Math Lover :lol:)

I would love to read this but I don't know how to read all the things written in the book :shock:
I only know subtract and multiple. :lol:

So I would like to listen it! If you would sign be as DPL it would be wonderful and I would glad to be in.

Thanks
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Post by Availle » August 22nd, 2015, 7:14 pm

Jessie, this is word perfect PLing.

If you don't know how to read the formulas yourself, I don't think you should DPL and check whether other people's reading is correct... I think we really need somebody to DPL who knows what they are doing and what they are supposed to hear.
I don't do word perfect PLing for various reasons, otherwise I would help out here.

Anyway...
Rachel, in our wiki are two links to spoken mathematics, the first one links to a book that has 10 pages of calculus :wink:
http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/English_Pronunciation_Guides#Mathematical_Equations_and_Notations
The book itself is here (pdf only): http://web.efzg.hr/dok/MAT/vkojic/Larrys_speakeasy.pdf
I have used it before and found it useful.

I have just found out that in the textlink on page 16 (Notes to Chapter 3), we have a "How to read Differentials" :wink:

I'll set up the MW in a moment.
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Post by jessieyun0404 » August 22nd, 2015, 7:39 pm

Availle wrote:Jessie, this is word perfect PLing.

If you don't know how to read the formulas yourself, I don't think you should DPL and check whether other people's reading is correct... I think we really need somebody to DPL who knows what they are doing and what they are supposed to hear.
I don't do word perfect PLing for various reasons, otherwise I would help out here.

Anyway...
Rachel, in our wiki are two links to spoken mathematics, the first one links to a book that has 10 pages of calculus :wink:
http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/English_Pronunciation_Guides#Mathematical_Equations_and_Notations
The book itself is here (pdf only): http://web.efzg.hr/dok/MAT/vkojic/Larrys_speakeasy.pdf
I have used it before and found it useful.

I have just found out that in the textlink on page 16 (Notes to Chapter 3), we have a "How to read Differentials" :wink:

I'll set up the MW in a moment.
Ava, I understand. I think it will be better to reject it. I don't wanted to make it a mess. Sorry.
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Post by Adamski » August 22nd, 2015, 9:08 pm

Regarding reading the symbols, the text itself gives some direction to that effect. For example, on page 1:
These dreadful symbols are:
(1) d which merely means “a little bit of.”
Thus dx means a little bit of x; or du means a little bit of u. Ordinary
mathematicians think it more polite to say “an element of,”
instead of “a little bit of.” Just as you please. But you will find that
these little bits (or elements) may be considered to be indefinitely small.
(2) Z [the text has the long S thingy here]
which is merely a long S, and may be called (if you like) “the
sum of.”
Thus Z
dx means the sum of all the little bits of x; or Z
dt means
the sum of all the little bits of t. Ordinary mathematicians call this
symbol “the integral of.”
What the text doesn't help us with is how to read something like (e^x)+n. If we just read "e to power of x, plus n," it would be confounded with e^(x+n). So, yes, it would be good to have a consensus on how to read something like this.
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Post by jessieyun0404 » August 22nd, 2015, 9:13 pm

Nice tip! Thank you. I'll note that one when I get to record some chapters.

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