I'm searching for the original reference of a quote that went something like:

"Errors in a mathematics text add an element of surprise to an otherwise predictable plot."

I believe it may have been from the 1700s or 1800s.


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A resource might be

Maurice Lecat, Erreurs de mathématiciens des origines à nos jours, Bruxelles : Castaigne, 1935

Cheers, Scott

  • $\begingroup$ @Scott: 1+! Good result! $\endgroup$
    – user112109
    Apr 19, 2013 at 17:23

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