The Geek Atlas

Errata for The Geek Atlas

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted
Printed Page 280
Map on top right of page

The star is in the wrong location on the map. It should be further north.

ZoĆ« Blade  Aug 31, 2018 
Other Digital Version figure 3-1

In the Kindle version figure 3-1 is the same as figure 3-2. Both seem to be face centered cubic. Figure 3-1 should be body centered cubic. Seems the Kindle version is May 2009 First Edition.

Tom Pandolfi  Jul 19, 2015 
Printed Page 101
Second paragraph

In paragraph 2 on page 101 it says "therefore F must equal W/T". This is not correct. It's _not_ F that's equal to W/T: it's the slope of the curve that's equal to W/T (i.e. Dx/T), which is what you say (correctly) further on. To work out the magnitude of F from the given diagram, you'd need to use a triangle of forces (as on page 408) which gives (F squared) = (W squared) plus (T squared) which is not reducible to "F = W/T".

Alan Rew  Sep 15, 2010