On Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:18:03 AM UTC-6, Victor Porton wrote: > Tonicopm@yahoo.com wrote: > > > On Friday, December 7, 2012 8:47:11 PM UTC+2, Victor Porton wrote: > > > > > >> What is the average number of errors per 100 pages of a math book? > > > > > > Besides agreeing compeltely with Arturo's comment, the question here > > > could be: why are you interested? Are you trying to find out whether you > > > make the cut or what? > > > > I try to estimate whether my draft book is good in this respect compared > > with other authors.
That just makes you sound like an ignorant idiot.
No, really. It does.
If you are writing a book, on any subject, you should be striving for it to have as few errors as you possibly can, period. Not "fewer than average", not "fewer than Dr Smartypants's well-regarded book", not "just a couple per page."
As few as possible. That's it.
A book can have no errors and still be worthless.
A book can be full of minor (or sometimes even major errors) and yet be extremely valuable (yes, even a mathematical book).
You continue to put your emphasis in the wrong place, and demonstrate a complete lack of understanding and familiarity with the subject on which you are trying to pontificate.