As promised, I’ll be posting revised chapters for a second edition of GWT in bite-sized instalments. So I’ve added just a dozen pages this time, covering two more chapters (just stylistic/clarificatory revisions of the old chapters 4 and 5). I have also — for any new readers — now included the front matter with a revised Preface. So here they are, the first five chapters.
According to Littlewood in his Miscellany, the great Edmund Landau “read proof-sheets [for one of his books] seven times, once for each of a particular kind of error”. I confess I can’t claim such levels of meticulousness. So I say it, and mean it, every time: corrections and friendly suggestions are immensely welcome at this stage. Now really is the time to let me know if you had issues with the first edition!
Updated, corrected with many thanks again to David Furcy.