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Howell Bonus Points 1
On Friday, September 30, at the start of class (or earlier), turn in a list of as many
“certifiable” errors or typos as you can find in the text1, excluding, of course, those
already listed in the on-line Errata sheet (Typos in Text, dated October 25, 2010).
You'll get 1 point per certified error for up to 10 points (but feel free to list more than 10
errors, both because it will help me and because I might not accept all of your
corrections!). Be sure to identify each error/typo well enough for me to easily find and
correct it. I would also greatly appreciate it if you list the errors/typos in the order in
which they occur.
I am most interested in mathematical errors, but I do want to know about any
misspellings or glaring errors in grammar and punctuation. Please, however, don't try to
apply the rules too strictly! Use a little common sense. In particular,
Minor misuses and misplacements of commas — and other punctuation marks —
don't count! (But grossly misplacing, a comma or ending a sentence with two periods
— as illustrated in this sentence — does count..)
Intentional errors don't count. (These should be obvious!)
Disagreements with my “style” (the placement of footnotes, my not indenting the
paragraph following a header, the choice of symbols identifying exercises and
examples, etc.) don't count.
While I won't give bonus points for such things, I will still welcome any comments you
have regarding them. And I will appreciate any other comments or suggestions you may
have concerning this book, including your opinions on the readability, material covered,
chapter and equation numbering, esthetic appeal of the fonts, and so on. 1 A “certified error” is anything I agree is a certifiable error. ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course MA 460 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Alabama in Huntsville.
- Fall '11