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Page | Error description | Version where it was introduced | Version where it was corrected | Why error? Why not caught? ("I" refers to Vipul) |
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first derivative test | omitted continuity from "succinct version" (now "short version") of test; it was included in the lengthier description | May 3, 2012 | error in judgment, not so much in fact (because continuity assumption was stated in the longer version) | |

second derivative test | Didn't state that the point of concern must be a critical point in the "What the test states" section though it was stated in the "What the test is for" section | September 19, 2011 | May 2, 2012 | didn't review, revisit page |

point of local extremum implies critical point | Fact numbers in the Explanation column for the local minimum case were somewhat messed up (although fact numbers in the Facts used column were correct), also used "maximum" instead of "minimum" at a couple of places in the "Given data used" column | October 20, 2011 | April 25, 2012 and May 4, 2012 | copy-paste error from maximum to minimum. I should really have caught the second error at the time I caught the first ... it just goes to show that one has to be doubly, triply careful when reading tabular proofs and check that all columns are correct and up to date. |

first derivative test | had "right" in place of "left" for one of the case rows | September 19, 2011 | April 24, 2012 | didn't review, revisit page |

product rule for partial differentiation | directional derivative instead of gradient at one place, and a bunch of minor typos, missing open parenthesis, use of for function product at one place (might confuse with dot product), and extraneous statements like "let be a unit vector" in definition components where no unit vector was needed. | April 2, 2012 | didn't revisit page often enough | |

partial derivative | Had "x" in place of "y" in one of the derivative descriptions/definitions. | December 17, 2011 | April 1, 2012 | Didn't revisit page often enough |