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#1 2015-01-03 18:16:18

Agnishom
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Warnings on an Applied Mathematics book

http://www.cacr.caltech.edu/~sean/applied_math.pdf

• This book is a work in progress. It contains quite a few mistakes and typos. I would greatly appreciate your
constructive criticism. You can reach me at ‘sean@caltech.edu’.

• Reading this book impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.

• This book has been found to cause drowsiness in laboratory animals.

• This book contains twenty-three times the US RDA of fiber.

• Caution: FLAMMABLE - Do not read while smoking or near a fire.

• If infection, rash, or irritation develops, discontinue use and consult a physician.

• Warning: For external use only. Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating contents
can be harmful or fatal. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

• In the unlikely event of a water landing do not use this book as a flotation device.

• The material in this text is fiction; any resemblance to real theorems, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

• This is by far the most amusing section of this book.

• Finding the typos and mistakes in this book is left as an exercise for the reader. (Eye ewes a spelling chequer
from thyme too thyme, sew their should knot bee two many misspellings. Though I ain’t so sure the grammar’s
too good.)

• The theorems and methods in this text are subject to change without notice.

• This is a chain book. If you do not make seven copies and distribute them to your friends within ten days of
obtaining this text you will suffer great misfortune and other nastiness.

• The surgeon general has determined that excessive studying is detrimental to your social life.

• This text has been buffered for your protection and ribbed for your pleasure.
• Stop reading this rubbish and get back to work!

Last edited by Agnishom (2015-01-03 18:16:58)


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#2 2015-01-03 18:47:54

bobbym
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Posts: 109,606

Re: Warnings on an Applied Mathematics book

The biggest complaint is that it is over 2300 pages.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#3 2015-01-03 21:02:52

bob bundy
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Re: Warnings on an Applied Mathematics book

I like his style.  All books should have this warning.  At least he is honest, and as it's free, one can hardly complain.  smile

I shall refer to it as the need arises.

Bob


Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz
You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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#4 2015-12-14 10:45:23

Monox D. I-Fly
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Re: Warnings on an Applied Mathematics book

You forgot:
• This book is not an effective weapon.
• This book is not a comfortable pillow.

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#5 2015-12-14 10:55:14

bobbym
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Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

Re: Warnings on an Applied Mathematics book

This book is too big to be a doorstop.

This book can replace the titanium armor around a modern tank.

This book effects the tides.

This book could be used as a projectile to be hurled at Godzilla.

This book was considered as a possible replacement for Hoover Dam.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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