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Topic: What is the average number of errors per 100 pages of a math book?
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Re: What is the average number of errors per 100 pages of a math book?
Posted: Dec 10, 2012 1:35 AM
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On Dec 9, 1:28 pm, Arturo Magidin <magi...@member.ams.org> wrote:
> On Sunday, December 9, 2012 9:50:31 AM UTC-6, Victor Porton wrote:
> > Arturo Magidin wrote:
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> > > On Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:18:03 AM UTC-6, Victor Porton wrote:
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> > >> Tonic...@yahoo.com 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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> > >> >  you
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> > >> >  make the cut or what?
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> > >> I try to estimate whether my draft book is good in this respect compared
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> > >> with other authors.
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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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> > > unending praise).
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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.
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> 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.
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> I would say "Thanks for trying", but we both know it would be insincere.
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> --
> Arturo Magidin

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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
12/10/12
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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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