
Book Corrections Organized by Date of Change


23 April 2015, page 337.
Figure 6.10 has all the xvariables in upper case. They should be lower
case. The paragraph before Equation (6.150) has a sentence starting with
"For example,...". Revise this to "For example, suppose we rotate points
about the upaxis in the Cartesian frame by a small angle θ. The top
image of Figure 6.10 shows the action of the rotation in the x_{0}
x_{1}plane for inputs (1,0,0) and (0,1,0). The bottom image of
Figure 6.10 shows the same action, which is a rotation in the x'_{0}
x'_{2}plane applied to the inputs (1,0,0) and (0,0,1)."


23 April 2015, page 340.
The change of basis matrix C is on the wrong side of the terms. The
equation V'_{i} = CV_{i}
should be V'_{i} = Σ_{j} V_{j} c_{ij},
where C = [c_{ij}]. The equation V' = CV
should be V' = VC and the equation
C = V'V^{1} should be
C = V^{1}V'.


7 November 2014, pages 24.
Never say more than you have to. The sentence "Consequently, onethird
is an irrational number base 2." should be deleted because it is
incorrect. Rational numbers have either a finite number of bits or a
repeating pattern of bits, so onethird is rational (consider 1/3 in base
10 that is 0.33...). The only conclusion desired here is that you cannot
represent 1/3 as a binary scientific number using a finite number of bits.


7 November 2014, page 25.
The sentence that contains equation (2.15) says "(1+α)/(1+β) ∈
(0,1)" but should say "(1+α)/(1+β) ∈ [1/2,1)".


7 November 2014, pages 26.
The same issue occurs as on page 24. The phrase "when the rational number
base 10 is irrational base 2" should say "when the rational number cannot
be represented using a finite number of bits".


7 November 2014, pages 27.
A simple spelling error. The last sentence of the first paragraph of
Section 2.4.2 has "integers" that should be "integer".


7 November 2014, pages 361.
Although equation (7.18) is syntactically correct, a reader suggested
clarification to add parentheses around the summation:
N^{T} (
Σ
^{n1}
_{i=0}
Y_{i} Y_{i}^{T}) N


7 November 2014, pages 371.
A simple grammar error. The caption for Figure 7.4 has "of a meshes"
that should be "of meshes".

