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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Detailed but not complete, 9 Jun. 2009
This review is from: Statistics 1 for OCR (Cambridge Advanced Level Mathematics for OCR) (Paperback)
This book has many great points, it is the main book for the OCR S1 course. The book however has many errors too, many of the questions give incorrect answers, many of the diagrams are incomplete or incorrect and the book has a generally rushed feel. eg: chapter three page 51, the three box plot diagrams are the same although they should differ. The beginning of chapter 3 also has a few type errors such as missed spacing
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Initial post: 15 Feb 2012 18:58:46 GMT
R. J. Moore says:
I agree with this. The book is littered with errors. Many of these are grammatical such as "a dice". It's not just the singular form of dice that causes the authors a problem: they seem unable to use the singular for "probabilities" when referring to one outcome. This level illiteracy is inexcusable, especially as it is a recommended text for school pupils: Cambridge should have addressed these issues during the publishing process. There are errors also in the examples, one of which is example 4.2.5 on the probability of rolling two dice 12 times. Probability problems are difficult enough without faulty examples. This book could be good, but it needs a guiding hand to help steer around the problems. At the very least Cambridge should publish the errata; preferably they should reprint it with all the typos removed.
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