Bonus Points for Finding Errors in Notes

The notes in this blog are continually under development, and likely have a number of errors in them. To make life better for everyone, I’m offering a (small) number of bonus points to anybody who identifies an error — a point for a typo in a mathematical formula, a half-point for a spelling/grammar mistake, and possibly more for larger (e.g., conceptual) issues. These bonus points also provide a valid reflection of your mastery of the material, since you will have spent more time mulling over the notes.

Please leave corrections in the comments, so that others can see which errors have already been identified.

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