# Errata -- First Revised Edition)

## (Second printing, March 2009)

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In the second printing of the First Edition, we have fixed all major first edition errata, and almost all of the minor errata. However, there were some non-erroneous additions that would have involved too much additional text and have led to impermissible page roll-overs. Here they are, together with any errata that may have been found after publication.

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Those errata in **bold** correspond to Major Corrections; those marked with '*' correspond to Minor Corrections, and those that are unmarked correspond to Typos.

- Pg 85, line 19,20:
"dual by
**B**" is perhaps too colloquial, since dualization always involves the inverse**B**^{-1}; so "dual by**B**^{-1}" would be more accurate. [20100828 AV] - Pg 130, eq 5.10: Here we use the undualization of pg.81 for the first time. [20100830 AV]
- Pg 158, Figure 6.4: In view of the text, it would be more consistent to label the result as
**axa**^{-1}[20100830 AV] - Pg 160, a simpler example is
grade 2 of the product of the blades
**e**and_{1}e_{3}**(e**. [20100201 AS]_{1}-e_{2}) (e_{3}-e_{4}) - *Pg 225, bottom derivation:
AC reports a more compact derivation:

lim_{ε→0}((**x**+ε**a**)^{-1}-**x**^{-1})/ε = lim_{ε→0}-**x**^{-1}((**x**+ε**a**)-**x**)/ε) (**x**+ε**a**)^{-1}= -**x**^{-1}**a****x**^{-1}. [20071127 AC] - *Pg 286, section 11.5.3:
This would be a good place to be more precise about the definition of
*weight*. Write the direction**A**of a finite*k*-flat*X*in terms of a chosen pseudoscalar**I**_{k}for its subspace as**A**= ω**I**_{k}, then ω is the weight of the blade. For an infinite (*k*+1)-blade*X*, choose a pseudoscalar**I**_{k+1}and write*X*= ω**I**_{k+1}, then ω is the weight of the blade. In both cases, the sign of the weight is determined by the chosen orientation of the pseudoscalar, but its magnitude is geometrically objective. It is simple to prove from the definition that a weight is translation invariant. Note also that*unit weight*and*unit norm*are different concepts; for the point representation*e*_{0}+**p**has weight 1, but norm √(*e*_{0}^{2}+**p**^{2}) [20080326 AC] - *Pg 296, figure 11.7:
Because of the counter-intuitive signs resulting in (a) and (c), AC has the sensible suggestion to redefine the relative orientation of
*A*to*B*as*B*∩*A*(so that the orientator is written first, the orientatee last). [20080326 AC] - *Pg 389, structural exercise 9: There are only four degrees of freedom in this motion, so it is not the general RBM. Determine it anyway. [20110308]
- *Pg 407-409:
We should have defined more clearly what we mean by
*weight*and*orientation*as the split of the geometrical concept*direction*into a scalar and a unit blade element. In the caption of Table 14.2, weight is defined in a manner that makes it always positive -- but this then presumes that the orientation will pick up the sign. AC clarifies the issue raised in the second paragraph of page 409:-
Let

*D*=**E**_{k}∞ be the*direction*of a conformal blade*X*.

If a unit orientation**I**_{k}has been given for the*k-*D vectorspace of**E**_{k}, and**E**_{k}= α**I**_{k}, then α is the*weight*of**E**_{k}, and the*orientation*of*X*is sign(α)**I**_{k}.

If*k*=0, the standard orientation is 1, and if*k*=n, the standard orientation is**I**_{n}. These are invariant under rigid body motions; for the other*k*-values the orientations are still invariant under translations. - Pg 594, line -8:
replace 0 by
**C**_{k}. [20110308 PS] - Pg 601, line 3:
There should be tildes on the final
**B**_{l}and**A**_{k}. [20110801 JinS]