Errata -- First Edition

(First printing, March 2007)

You have a first printing of the First Edition of the book if the Morgan-Kaufmann logo on the front cover is at the lower left. If this logo is at the lower right, check the Errata for the First Revised Edition.

In a book of over 650 pages, produced under time pressure, some errata are perhaps unavoidable. We are nevertheless embarassed by any error, and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

All we can do at this stage is report the errors we know about. We are interested in any you may find. Please send them to We have put time stamps on the corrections made since the appearance of the book, to facilitate updating your copy.

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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.