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  • I have found an error in a book/paper. What do I do?

It might happen that an answer to your question has revealed a mistake in the book or paper you are studying. It is generally good practice to notify the author about such a mistake. Many authors maintain a list of errata (errors), and the error can be corrected if a new edition of the book is published. In this way you can help other people studying the same book. If it is a serious mistake in a paper, the author might even publish an erratum.

Search first: You should always try to find, whether the author or publisher has provided a list of errata online. It is possible that the same mistake was already pointed out and maybe even corrected in a newer edition.

Be polite: It is impossible to completely avoid mistakes in long texts. Authors of books try their best to prepare good books and eliminate mistakes and misprints. Please be respectful towards them.

Use your best judgement: For books, it makes sense to notify the author even if it turns out that the mistake is in fact just a typo. For papers already published in scholarly journals, the author should be probably contacted only if there is a serious flaw in the paper.


For further reference, you may consult also this discussion at MathOverflowthis discussion at MathOverflow.

  • I have found an error in a book/paper. What do I do?

It might happen that an answer to your question has revealed a mistake in the book or paper you are studying. It is generally good practice to notify the author about such a mistake. Many authors maintain a list of errata (errors), and the error can be corrected if a new edition of the book is published. In this way you can help other people studying the same book. If it is a serious mistake in a paper, the author might even publish an erratum.

Search first: You should always try to find, whether the author or publisher has provided a list of errata online. It is possible that the same mistake was already pointed out and maybe even corrected in a newer edition.

Be polite: It is impossible to completely avoid mistakes in long texts. Authors of books try their best to prepare good books and eliminate mistakes and misprints. Please be respectful towards them.

Use your best judgement: For books, it makes sense to notify the author even if it turns out that the mistake is in fact just a typo. For papers already published in scholarly journals, the author should be probably contacted only if there is a serious flaw in the paper.


For further reference, you may consult also this discussion at MathOverflow.

  • I have found an error in a book/paper. What do I do?

It might happen that an answer to your question has revealed a mistake in the book or paper you are studying. It is generally good practice to notify the author about such a mistake. Many authors maintain a list of errata (errors), and the error can be corrected if a new edition of the book is published. In this way you can help other people studying the same book. If it is a serious mistake in a paper, the author might even publish an erratum.

Search first: You should always try to find, whether the author or publisher has provided a list of errata online. It is possible that the same mistake was already pointed out and maybe even corrected in a newer edition.

Be polite: It is impossible to completely avoid mistakes in long texts. Authors of books try their best to prepare good books and eliminate mistakes and misprints. Please be respectful towards them.

Use your best judgement: For books, it makes sense to notify the author even if it turns out that the mistake is in fact just a typo. For papers already published in scholarly journals, the author should be probably contacted only if there is a serious flaw in the paper.


For further reference, you may consult also this discussion at MathOverflow.

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  • I have found an error in a book/paper. What do I do?

It might happen that an answer to your question has revealed a mistake in the book or paper you are studying. It is generally good practice to notify the author about such a mistake. Many authors maintain a list of errata (errors), and the error can be corrected if a new edition of the book is published. In this way you can help other people studying the same book. If it is a serious mistake in a paper, the author might even publish an erratum.

Search first: You should always try to find, whether the author or publisher has provided a list of errata online. It is possible that the same mistake was already pointed out and maybe even corrected in a newer edition.

Be polite: It is impossible to completely avoid mistakes in long texts. Authors of books try their best to prepare good books and eliminate mistakes and misprints. Please be respectful towards them.

Use your best judgement: For books, it makes sense to notify the author even if it turns out that the mistake is in fact just a typo. For papers already published in scholarly journals, the author should be probably contacted only if there is a serious flaw in the paper.


For further reference, you may consult also this discussion at MathOverflow.

  • I have found an error in a book/paper. What do I do?

It might happen that an answer to your question has revealed a mistake in the book or paper you are studying. It is generally good practice to notify the author about such a mistake. Many authors maintain a list of errata (errors), and the error can be corrected if a new edition of the book is published. In this way you can help other people studying the same book. If it is a serious mistake in a paper, the author might even publish an erratum.

Search first: You should always try to find, whether the author or publisher has provided a list of errata online. It is possible that the same mistake was already pointed out and maybe even corrected in a newer edition.

Be polite: It is impossible to completely avoid mistakes in long texts. Authors of books try their best to prepare good books and eliminate mistakes and misprints. Please be respectful towards them.

Use your best judgement: For books, it makes sense to notify the author even if it turns out that the mistake is in fact just a typo. For papers published in scholarly journals, the author should be probably contacted only if there is a serious flaw in the paper.


For further reference, you may consult also this discussion at MathOverflow.

  • I have found an error in a book/paper. What do I do?

It might happen that an answer to your question has revealed a mistake in the book or paper you are studying. It is generally good practice to notify the author about such a mistake. Many authors maintain a list of errata (errors), and the error can be corrected if a new edition of the book is published. In this way you can help other people studying the same book. If it is a serious mistake in a paper, the author might even publish an erratum.

Search first: You should always try to find, whether the author or publisher has provided a list of errata online. It is possible that the same mistake was already pointed out and maybe even corrected in a newer edition.

Be polite: It is impossible to completely avoid mistakes in long texts. Authors of books try their best to prepare good books and eliminate mistakes and misprints. Please be respectful towards them.

Use your best judgement: For books, it makes sense to notify the author even if it turns out that the mistake is in fact just a typo. For papers already published in scholarly journals, the author should be probably contacted only if there is a serious flaw in the paper.


For further reference, you may consult also this discussion at MathOverflow.

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For further reference, you may consult also this discussion at MathOverflow.

  • I have found an error in a book/paper, what do I do?

It might happen that answer to your question have revealed a mistake in the book or paper you are studying. It is generally good practice to notify the author about such mistake. It might be useful if a new edition of the book will be published. Many authors maintain a list of errata. In this way you might help other people studying the same book. If it is a serious mistake in a paper, the author might even publish an erratum.

Search first: You should try to find, whether author or publisher provide some list of errata online. It is possible that the same mistake was already pointed out and maybe even corrected in a newer edition.

Be polite: It is impossible to avoid mistakes in long texts completely. Authors of books tried their best to prepare good book and eliminate mistakes and misprints. You should be respectable to them.

Use your best judgement: In case of books it makes sense to notify author even if it turns out that the mistake is in fact just a typo. In case of papers published in scholarly journal, the author should be probably contacted only in the case of serious flaw in the paper.


For further reference, you may consult also this discussion at MathOverflow.

  • I have found an error in a book/paper. What do I do?

It might happen that an answer to your question has revealed a mistake in the book or paper you are studying. It is generally good practice to notify the author about such a mistake. Many authors maintain a list of errata (errors), and the error can be corrected if a new edition of the book is published. In this way you can help other people studying the same book. If it is a serious mistake in a paper, the author might even publish an erratum.

Search first: You should always try to find, whether the author or publisher has provided a list of errata online. It is possible that the same mistake was already pointed out and maybe even corrected in a newer edition.

Be polite: It is impossible to completely avoid mistakes in long texts. Authors of books try their best to prepare good books and eliminate mistakes and misprints. Please be respectful towards them.

Use your best judgement: For books, it makes sense to notify the author even if it turns out that the mistake is in fact just a typo. For papers published in scholarly journals, the author should be probably contacted only if there is a serious flaw in the paper.


For further reference, you may consult also this discussion at MathOverflow.

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