Tom Plagge on 29 Jul 2003 17:44:17 -0000

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Re: [hosers-talk] nmh question

> I've never understood why he wrote such a bad description of the Mean Value 
> Theorem. DFW has a degree in math, right? So he should know the actual MVT.

A degree in philosophy, actually, and a year's worth of work in mathematical
logic.  So my guess is that it was character development for our boy Pemulis,
who, I think we were meant to conclude, was perhaps slightly full of shit.

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