Errata The following are known errors in the first printing
of the book. If you think you've found an error which is not listed
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- Page 427, Problem 8.5: "goes like" should be an equals sign. (FIXED)
- Page 286, Figure 10.8: all eight snapshots are identical, when they
should have been different. (Unix to DOS conversion problem.) (FIXED)
- Page 336: We claim that the rhombic system does not possess the same
symmetries as the hexagonal one, but in fact this is not true. Both
possess the full symmetry of the triangular lattice.
- Throughout: ink density is highly variable and needs attention. Also
there are a number of defects of printing such as dust and hairlines on
the page which should be removed. Page 283 is a good example. (FIXED)
- Page 244, Figure 8.10: the horizontal axis should have two decimal
places displayed, so that we can tell that the middle label is 2.25. (FIXED)
- Page 290, Figure 11.1: this one came out very dark. In particular the
adatoms are hard to see. It would be better if they were in white like
Figure 11.4. (FIXED)
- Page 186: We say that Lenard never published his three-coloring result,
but in fact it appears as A. Lenard, J. Math. Phys. 2, 682 (1961). (FIXED)
- Page 369: We say that C and its derivatives are the only languages
which support bit manipulation, but in fact FORTRAN 90 does as well.
(Thanks to Harvey Gould for pointing this out.)
- Page 9: Eqs. (1.10) and (1.12) contain sign errors. (Thanks to Yongyut
Laosiritaworn for pointing this out.)
- Problem 1.2: solution is wrong. (Thanks to Kan Shen.)
- Problem 1.4: solution is only correct in the thermodynamic limit, since
the number of sigma vars which are equal to +1 must be even. (Thanks to
- Page 386: "this a book" should read "this is a book".
- Page 64: footnote 6 must be wrong, since Eq. (3.24) claims that the
zero frequency component of the susceptibility is proportional to the
integrated correlation time, and therefore it cannot be zero.
- Page 235: Figure 8.6, horizontal axis label should be L^(1/nu)t, and
not just t.
Last modified: April 24, 2002.