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Errata List

Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Forms: A Unified Approach

(second edition)


"A book may be very amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a single absurdity." ­ The Vicar of Wakefield, Oliver Goldsmith

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All files are in pdf form. They may take a while to download; we apologize for the delay.

There is one new correction: page 264, exercise 2.8.8, the D in the numerator should be D squared. To see the official correction, posted March 8, 2005, go to

New errata posted March 8, 2005

If you wish to see mathematical errata for the entire book as of March 8, 2005, go to

Errata Second Edition

This list does not contain non-mathematical typos, mistakes in punctuation, additional comments or alternative explanations. In some cases a mistake is noted but the complete correction is not given.

To see everything - all known typos of every sort, additional comments, and all corrections given in full - you may go either to the chapter files listed below (quicker to open) or to the

Master file of corrections and comments

(It may take quite a while to open.) The "master file" has the same margins as the textbook, so it can be used if you wish to cut and paste. Some of the chapter files do too.

Preface and Chapter 0   Chapter 4
Chapter 1   Chapter 5
Chapter 2   Chapter 6
Chapter 3   Appendix A and the Index

As of March 8, 2005, all existing copies of the second edition are from the first printing.The number of a printing is indicated on the page giving Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data (back of the title page). Above the ISBN number are numbers going 10 9 8 .... The last number is the number of the printing.

We thank Nikolas Akerblom, Leighton Arnold, LewisAtchison, Andrew Baldwin, Hermann Borotschnig, Phillip Burns, Mohamed Elhamdadi, Eric Frackleton, Pascal Garcia, Veronique Gautheron, Delia Graff, Charles Hartley, Harry Hirsch, Chris Hruska, Todd Kemp, Hyun Kyu Kim, Eric Livingston, Anthony Martin, Chase Million, Alex Nemiroski, Ralph Oberste-Vorth, Dick Palas, Dierk Schleicher, Martin Pincus, Christopher Sagovac, Dierk Schleicher, David Schoonover, Luis Serra, Andrei Arsene Simion, Craig Sloane, Len Smiley, Stan Spurrier, Tomohiko Tanabe, and Anastasios Zahos for pointing out errors. Our apologies to anyone whose name we have omitted.



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