Textbook Corrections (Third Edition)
The Third edition has just been finished in
time to be published for the fall semester. Although I read the
galley proofs as carefully as humanly possible in the given time,
a few errors still managed to escape me (no mortal is perfect).
In addition, some of my corrections on the galley proofs managed
to escape the printer; they are just as human. There are some
obvious mistakes such as misprinted font errors, some misprinted
super or subscripts, all of which are obvious to the reader. Most
undergraduate textbooks like this get extensively edited by a
copy editor who rewrites the sentences, shortens them, simplifies
the English, and puts the text into a "standard US grammar
and punctuation" (that is, Gauss's law and not Gauss' Law).
The equations get totally rewritten using the compositor's math
style and available fonts. It's a totally different process than
writing a journal paper. Given the complexity of the textbook and
the current "art of textbook-production", there are not
many errors. The corrections that have come to my attention are placed under
Corrigenda as a PDF document.
The Solutions Manual
regularly updated and expanded. Instructors can simply download
the most recent Solutions Manual from the Instructor's
section. PDF files are
recommended which provide good quality print.
Please inform us, if you notice any important, significant
corrections in the textbook.
Please clearly state the correction location
with page and line number.
E-mail corrections to the author (Safa Kasap)
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