Josh on 29 Jul 2003 18:30:08 -0000

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Re: [hosers-talk] nmh question

Tom Plagge sez:
>> 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.

Not that a math degree would have guaranteed that he got it right.




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