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Brian Bi:
Hi all,

I'm looking for a volunteer---someone who has already bought the 10th edition of the textbook, or will do so shortly---who will meet me weekly, or bi-weekly, or however often problem sets are posted, so we can compare problem numbers between the 10th edition and the 9th edition (which I already have).

If I am able to get a volunteer, I will post corresponding problem numbers in this thread after each time we meet. This way, other students who already have the 9th edition, or can obtain it much more cheaply than the 10th, won't have to buy another edition of the textbook just so they can do the problems.

I'm sure people would give you karma for it  :P (which means bonus marks apparently)

Thanks!

Victor Ivrii:

--- Quote from: Brian Bi on January 06, 2013, 05:43:03 PM ---
I'm sure people would give you karma for it  :P (which means bonus marks apparently)

Thanks!

--- End quote ---

Well, commoners (people) cannot give karma in this forum as it translates to the bonus mark. I can--and will.   :D

Yanyuan Jing:
I wouldn't mind helping, though I haven't bought the book yet. Also, I don't think it'll need to be a weekly thing. I think all the assigned questions have already been posted, and there aren't any evaluated problem sets, just suggested practice problems.

I'll private message you to set up meeting times?

Yan

Victor Ivrii:

--- Quote from: Yanyuan Jing on January 06, 2013, 09:13:30 PM ---I wouldn't mind helping, though I haven't bought the book yet. Also, I don't think it'll need to be a weekly thing. I think all the assigned questions have already been posted, and there aren't any evaluated problem sets, just suggested practice problems.

I'll private message you to set up meeting times?

Yan

--- End quote ---

Some problems could be added (I will mark them by a special colour) so it is not one time thing but not every week either

Nice avatar!

Victor Ivrii:
Let me clarify this issue once and for all. Officially you use 10th edition. Neither 9th, nor 8th, etc.

Content however is only marginally different. Main issue here is home assignments. Usually publishers when preparing new edition shuffle problems like card sharpers to discourage of usage of the old edition because they want bigger sales. In this case there are some discrepancies, not very significant. Therefore using older edition you can add up with solving the wrong problem.

However you do not submit home assignments, they are not graded at all, but you are given quizzes drawn from the problems in the home assignments. So if you solved the right problem, you would solve during the quiz exactly same problem. If you solved the wrong problem, you would solve during the quiz similar problem, which makes a difference.

Yes, we posted online required problems for sections 1.1-2.2, but it was done only because textbook has not arrived to bookstore yet, so we were dealing with a problem of not our making. However it is time consuming. Creation of comparison table is also time consuming and error prone. So, you should not expect instructors to be involved in this. if there are volunteers--go ahead! (IMHO, if there are two independent pairs it would be more reliable).


PS. I have no idea how much the textbooks authors profit. AFAIK none of them is on the Forbes list.

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