
Re: Matheology sqrt(3): An unlistable class of reals.
Posted:
Dec 29, 2013 12:07 PM


On 12/28/2013 10:36 AM, mueckenh@rz.fhaugsburg.de wrote: > On Friday, 27 December 2013 21:16:27 UTC+1, Virgil wrote: >> In article <f030c334e5f44aceb0b7fe82332039f0@googlegroups.com>, >> mueckenh@rz.fhaugsburg.de wrote: >>> On Friday, 27 December 2013 06:20:03 UTC+1, Virgil wrote:
>>>> weird world of WMytheology.
>>> No. In mathematics
>> WM is not competent to speak for mathematics.
> I have been teaching mathematics for more than 20 years and have written three books on mathematics, one of which became a best seller. > http://www.hsaugsburg.de/~mueckenh/Infinity/Bestseller.pdf
Indeed. Photoshopping the word "Bestseller" on a picture doesn't prove much of anything. Sales figures would prove something.
I did a little digging, and found: <http://www.amazon.de/Mathematikf%C3%BCrdieerstenSemester/dp/348658913X>, which says: "Amazon BestsellerRang: Nr. 1.651.256 in Bücher"
Since I didn't have any feeling for how whether this was good or bad for a math book (compared to, say, _The Hunger Games), I went to: <http://www.amazon.com/GeneralTopologyDoverBooksMathematics/dp/0486434796> There, I see: "Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #384,730 in Books"
Now, we see an introductory text at 1,651,256, and we see an upperclass or gradlevel text at 384,730. Logic says that introductory texts have a much broader potential market than do upperclass or graduatelevel texts. So, it's difficult to credit a claim that this was a bestseller.
Sales figures might be convincing, as might a claim by the publisher. However, when I go to: <http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/228984?rskey=TfZK4I&result=10> I don't see any such claims. No effort at all to brag about this text's high popularity.
 Michael F. Stemper Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

