>textbook solution to an equation is incorrect

>textbook solution to an equation is incorrect
Is this the worst form of gaslighting known to mankind? Holy frick its like that scene in star trek where he asks how many lights there are. Wracking your brain and doubting yourself because apparently 2 and 2 is somehow not 4.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    It should be possible to sue authors for incorrect information in hard science textbooks.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No, that's letting them off too easy. Rather it should be a crime punishable by death. False claimers shall be dragged to town square and hung from the gallows for their crimes against mankind.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      No, that's letting them off too easy. Rather it should be a crime punishable by death. False claimers shall be dragged to town square and hung from the gallows for their crimes against mankind.

      It’s good exercise for you to be able to spot the error. Don’t just memorize the information.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        homosexual

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I might understand if it was a teacher doing that on an exam, but a textbook should NEVER contain false information.
        >b-but muh error spotting
        have a nice day retad.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Sounds like you just don't understand the material and are just trying to blame the book authors for the typo in the back of the book that cost you your grade in algebra class

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            no shit he doesn't understand the information, that's why he's reading the book. have you ever heard of learning? dumb homosexual. i swear some of you are too stupid to breathe. how'd you get here without help?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >engineering class
        >0 proofs everything is taken as is
        >textbook error
        >bridge collapses

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        10/10 bait, this is like the
        >Deriving the relevant form of this equation (which this section is discussing) is left to the reader as an exercise
        When someone's reading your textbook you have to MAINTAIN FRAME and ESTABLISH DOMINANCE, just because the student is smarter than you DOES NOT entitle them to be able to speed read!

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >MAINTAIN FRAME and ESTABLISH DOMINANCE
          Whoa, what a flashback. Good old early 2010s redpill/PUA terminology. It almost seems nostalgic now compared to how cancerous online discourse has become.

  2. 2 months ago
    El Arcón

    >its like that scene in star trek

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    show us

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This typo made me shit and piss my pants anon. It made me doubt everything I know and threw me spiralling into an existential dread that lasted several minutes.

      https://i.imgur.com/X0xtilK.png

      >its like that scene in star trek

      Yes, tooker.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        he dropped the 1 in RHS line 3. Should be 1-y2x.

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Trust the experts, anon.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Not a big deal, there are errors in textbooks all the time. It's just corrected later if encountered. I have a strong background in learning theory and it's a bit wild how wrong some of even the OG learning textbooks can be (I know for a fact that one of the classic textbooks describes nested cross-validation for hyper-parameter search wrong). Without the background learning theory, I see strongly upvoted answers on ML specific forums giving wrong intuition about the subject which counters the actual mathematical descriptions.
    Just a thing

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      This is something I think about occasionally. I think llms made it easier than ever to generate information that is convincing on at first glance, but actually incorrect. It was always possible to create that sort of thing, but llms will possibly exacerbate the issue by creating and propagating massive amounts of truthful looking junk information.

      Obviously the solution isn't giving governments more power, but it is something worth addressing before it potentially gets out of hand.

      he dropped the 1 in RHS line 3. Should be 1-y2x.

      Yes, not a huge mistake but still made me doubt myself.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Common Core education

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