
Re: What is the average number of errors per 100 pages of a math book?
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Dec 9, 2012 10:50 AM


Arturo Magidin wrote: > On Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:18:03 AM UTC6, 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. > > It's a very ignorant question, and shows again that you have a completely > skewed and incorrect view of the subject (despite believing that you have > made substantial contributions that will garner you great prizes and > unending praise). > > A single error in hundreds of pages can doom the entire endeavor. Or a
It would be true for a book dedicated to a single theorem with long proof. It's not the case for my book.
> paper may be riddled with minor errors and yet be extremely valuable > nonetheless. > > You are asking the wrong questions, concentrating on the wrong things, and > completely misjudging what is important and what is not important. This > does not provide a lot of confidence in your overall endeavor.
 Victor Porton  http://www.mathematics21.org

