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### Corrections to the second printing

Page 68, line 3: the Jacobi identity should be

[x,[y,z]]+[y,[z,x]]+[z,[x,y]]=0.

Page 106, Prop. 4.21: u statement should end with ...and each Ae_i is a simple algebra.'.

Page 140, line 1: u should be an element of Gamma_n.

### Corrections to the first printing

#### Page vii, Some suggestions for reading this book

Line 4: Chapters 1,3,7' should be Chapters 1,2,3,7'.

#### Page 6, line 8

Second M_n(R)' should be M_n(C)'.

#### Page 12, section 1.3, line 4:

domain' should be codomain'.

#### Page 111, line 14 after Defn 4.31:

nu(a,b)<=nu(a)nu(b)' should be nu(a,b)=nu(a)nu(b)''.

#### Page 114, Prop 4.37, 2nd equation:

The sum on the left side should be from 1 to m, not 1 to n, and the sum of the right side should be over r not s. In the next equation, the x's should go from 1 to m.

#### Page 119, line 6:

... k = i = -kj ...' should be ... jk = i = -kj ...'.

#### Page 120, line 14:

z=' should be z=u1 + vi'.

#### Page 125, Example 4.52, line 7:

The middle equation should read alpha(j)=Aj'.

#### Page 128, Question 4.9, line 2:

The equation should read ...=dim Symp_{2n}(R)'.

#### Page 130, equation (5.1)

e_se_r = -e_se_r' should be e_se_r = -e_re_s'.

#### Page 134, line -7:

The second =' is missing.

#### Page 163, Proposition 6.6

U_k=...' should be U_j=...'.

In the equation for <U_j,U_k>, the last case should read if j=k=n+1'.

#### Page 165, line -7:

The 2 times 2 matrix should be R(theta) (with no subscript).

#### Page 169, line -3:

In the definition of U'', the factor in front should be 1/2i'.

#### Page 171, Section 6.3, line 1:

Should read the Lie algebra of'.

#### Page 182, Definition 7.2:

This should read A topological space X is separable if it has a countable basis, i.e., a basis of the form...'.

#### Page 182, Definition 7.3, line 4:

Should read ...a collection of n-charts'.

#### line -10:

The domain of f_0 circ gamma' should be(a,b) cap gamma^{-1}f_0^{-1}V_0'.

#### line -7:

The domain of f_0 circ gamma' should be (a,b) cap gamma^{-1}f^{-1}V_0'.

#### Page 184, line 7:

(f\gamma)'(0)' should be (f_0\gamma)'(0)'.

#### Page 193, lines -9, -7, -5:

In each case, the sums should be over k=>2' rather than k<=2'.

#### Page194, line 14

1/2||C||^2 should be 1/2||C||.

#### Page 205, line -3, -1:

In each case the second vector should be (0,1,0)'.

#### Page 206, line -9:

Should read ...which shows that phi(g) v is another'.

#### Page 206, line -2:

Should read ...there are non-zero vectors'.

#### Page 212, line -14:

pi U subset G' should be pi U subset G/H'.

#### Page 213, diagram:

The right hand arrow should be labelled with f' and the bottom arrow with overline{f}'.

#### Page 242, line 7:

p(0)=x and q(0)=y' should be p(1)=x and q(1)=y'.

Page 308, line -1:

The (2,1) entry -2n' in the matrix on the right hand side should be `-2nt^{n-1}'.

#### Principal vs Principle

Yes I know, Principle in Theorems 10.13 & 10.15 (and anywhere else) should be Principal.

### Thanks

Thanks to R. Barraclough, R. Chapman, P. Eccles, Robin Endelman, S. Hendren, N. Pollock, M. Yankelevitch and R. Wickner for spotting the above.

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