Re Steve Wasserman The Nation The Amazon Effect

Steve Wasserman at The Nation writes about the impact of Amazon on publishing and book selling.

The Amazon Effect

The article is mostly negative on Amazon.  Some of the comments present a pro-Amazon view.  This provides some needed balance.

The book Pre-Algebra New Math Done Right Peano Axioms was written to be sold as an e-book by the two large vendors in particular, Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

It was only while writing a book intended to be published as an e-book that the new pitch line definition of addition was invented.

The old definition from Grassmann and Dedekind is

x+0 = x

x+y’ = (x+y)’

where ‘ means the successor or next natural number.

The new pitch line definition of addition is

0+y = y

x’ + ‘y = x + y

where ‘y means the preceding number or predecessor.

It was not a matter of inventing this definition and deciding to write an e-book.  It was writing the e-book and in the course of writing the e-book, inventing the new definition of addition.  This was invented to avoid the complicated Kalmar definition of addition in the Edmund Landau Foundations of Analysis book.

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Author of Pre-Algebra New Math Done Right Peano Axioms. A below college level self study book on the Peano Axioms and proofs of the associative and commutative laws of addition. President of Mathematical Finance Company. Provides economic scenario generators to financial institutions.
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