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I laughed a lot while reading this. (Hope I didn't break rules)

I got a math textbook recently and I was going through the initial pages when I came to this section. This made me quite interested to complete the book.

Here are the contents.

0.3 Warnings and Disclaimers

• This book is a work in progress. It contains quite a few mistakes and typos. I would greatly appreciate your constructive criticism. You can reach me at ‘sean@caltech.edu’.

• Reading this book impairs your ability to drive a car or operate machinery.

• This book has been found to cause drowsiness in laboratory animals.

• This book contains twenty-three times the US RDA of fiber.

• Caution: FLAMMABLE - Do not read while smoking or near a fire.

• If infection, rash, or irritation develops, discontinue use and consult a physician.

• Warning: For external use only. Use only as directed. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating contents can be harmful or fatal. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

• In the unlikely event of a water landing do not use this book as a flotation device.

• The material in this text is fiction; any resemblance to real theorems, living or dead, is purely coincidental.

• This is by far the most amusing section of this book.

• Finding the typos and mistakes in this book is left as an exercise for the reader. (Eye ewes a spelling chequer from thyme too thyme, sew their should knot bee two many misspellings. Though I ain’t so sure the grammar’s too good.)

• The theorems and methods in this text are subject to change without notice.

• This is a chain book. If you do not make seven copies and distribute them to your friends within ten days of obtaining this text you will suffer great misfortune and other nastiness.

• The surgeon general has determined that excessive studying is detrimental to your social life.

• This text has been buffered for your protection and ribbed for your pleasure.

• Stop reading this rubbish and get back to work!

Note by Ceesay Muhammed
2 years, 8 months ago

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Everyone who commented failed to obey the last instruction of "get back to work!" Calvin Lin Staff · 2 years, 8 months ago

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@Calvin Lin Including you :) Mursalin Habib · 2 years, 8 months ago

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@Mursalin Habib Right, I was debating whether I should have made that explicit.
Making it explicit would have taken away the fun.
Making it implicit would result in people failing to see the humor in that statement.

It is clear what my decision ultimately was. Calvin Lin Staff · 2 years, 8 months ago

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" In the unlikely event of a water landing do not use this book as a flotation device.."

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"The material in this text is fiction; any resemblance to real theorems, living or dead, is purely coincidental."

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" The theorems and methods in this text are subject to change without notice" ...." Caution: FLAMMABLE - Do not read while smoking or near a fire." ...."If infection, rash, or irritation develops, discontinue use and consult a physician."

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"Stop reading this rubbish and get back to work!"

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Soumo Mukherjee · 2 years, 8 months ago

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Those are funny. What's the book called? Mursalin Habib · 2 years, 8 months ago

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@Mursalin Habib Introduction to Methods of Applied Mathematics

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Advanced Mathematical Methods for Scientists and Engineers

Sean Mauch Ceesay Muhammed · 2 years, 8 months ago

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@Ceesay Muhammed Even the title is funny! Jake Lai · 2 years, 8 months ago

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Lol! That sounds so crazy! 😂😂😂😂😂 Vilashni Mottian · 2 years, 8 months ago

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"• This text has been buffered for your protection and ribbed for your pleasure."

So now the whole puzzle is already put together Marc Vince Casimiro · 2 years, 8 months ago

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Nice one bro !! Azhaghu Roopesh M · 2 years, 8 months ago

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I think you should really make seven copies and send them to seven disinct people (in no prescribed order) :)

Which rules are you talking about in the title? Agnishom Chattopadhyay · 2 years, 8 months ago

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for new line , enter 2 times or leave a blank of 1 paragraph @Ceesay Muhammed U Z · 2 years, 8 months ago

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@U Z Thanks. I just did that Ceesay Muhammed · 2 years, 8 months ago

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I downloaded the pdf...yes...it has these lines.....really funny!!!!! Archit Murkunde · 2 years, 8 months ago

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