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Topic: What is the average number of errors per 100 pages of a math book?
Replies: 24   Last Post: Dec 12, 2012 11:48 AM

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 magidin@math.berkeley.edu Posts: 11,749 Registered: 12/4/04
Re: What is the average number of errors per 100 pages of a math book?
Posted: Dec 9, 2012 4:28 PM

On Sunday, December 9, 2012 9:50:31 AM UTC-6, Victor Porton wrote:
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> > On Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:18:03 AM UTC-6, Victor Porton wrote:
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> >> > On Friday, December 7, 2012 8:47:11 PM UTC+2, Victor Porton wrote:
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> >> >> What is the average number of errors per 100 pages of a math book?
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> >> > Besides agreeing compeltely with Arturo's comment, the question here
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> >> > could be: why are you interested? Are you trying to find out whether
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> >> I try to estimate whether my draft book is good in this respect compared
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> > It's a very ignorant question, and shows again that you have a completely
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> > skewed and incorrect view of the subject (despite believing that you have
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> > made substantial contributions that will garner you great prizes and
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> > A single error in hundreds of pages can doom the entire endeavor. Or a
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> It would be true for a book dedicated to a single theorem with long proof.
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> It's not the case for my book.

Nonsense. It doesn't have to be a single theorem in order for the entire edifice to be doomed by a single error. Yet again, you demonstrate quite aptly that you have no clue.

I would say "Thanks for trying", but we both know it would be insincere.

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Arturo Magidin

Date Subject Author
12/7/12 Victor Porton
12/7/12 magidin@math.berkeley.edu
12/7/12 amzoti
12/7/12 Virgil
12/7/12 amzoti
12/8/12 Virgil
12/7/12 J. Antonio Perez M.
12/8/12 Victor Porton
12/8/12 J. Antonio Perez M.
12/8/12 Victor Porton
12/8/12 magidin@math.berkeley.edu
12/9/12 magidin@math.berkeley.edu
12/9/12 Victor Porton
12/9/12 magidin@math.berkeley.edu
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12/10/12 magidin@math.berkeley.edu
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12/11/12 J. Antonio Perez M.
12/11/12 magidin@math.berkeley.edu
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