I’ve just finished writing the first draft of my second book coming out of the 2010 blog posts, namely “Topics in random matrix theory“, which was based primarily on my graduate course in the topic, though it also contains material from some additional posts related to random matrices on the blog. It is available online here. As usual, comments and corrections are welcome. There is also a stub page for the book, which at present does not contain much more than the above link.

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20 February, 2011 at 4:38 pm

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23 February, 2011 at 11:57 am

Blake StaceyTypo alert: in section 1.1.2 (random variables), at the bottom of p. 8, the closing quotation mark is typeset in math mode.

[Corrected for the next revision, thanks – T.]24 February, 2011 at 6:33 pm

Mads— For maps, I think the correct spacing around the colon is obtained with “\colon” instead of “:”.

— When writing a dash, one should use “—” instead of “ – ”.

— P. 7, l. 8 and l. -6: Capital O.

— P. 8, l. -1: Wrong quotation mark.

— P. 10, l. -4: Text in the (right) margin.

24 February, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Mads— P. 28, l. 10: Text in the margin.

— P. 31, l. -2: One should `glue’ togther “Exercise” and “1.1.21” with a tilde (~) in order to avoid the linebreak.

— P. 33, l. 10: I do not know the expression “iid signed”. Is it correct?

— P. 35, l. 15: Text in the margin.

— P. 36, l. 1: One should `glue’ togther “Example” and “1.1.24” with a tilde (~) in order to avoid the linebreak.

— P. 36, l. 14: No space between “identity” and the footnote mark.

— P. 39, l. 11: Text in the margin.

— P. 40, l. 10: One should `glue’ togther “Exercise” and “1.1.25(vi)” with a tilde (~) in order to avoid the linebreak.

[Thanks! Most of these types of changes should be implemented when the ms is professionally typeset for publication. -T.]27 February, 2011 at 10:30 am

AnonymousProf. Tao, which course are you going to teach next semester? We can start to read some background material

Thanks

2 March, 2011 at 6:38 am

Terence TaoI will be teaching 245C (real analysis) in the spring. However, I will be re-using my older notes (and now book) for this, which are already on the blog at https://terrytao.wordpress.com/category/teaching/245c-real-analysis/ or https://terrytao.wordpress.com/books/an-epsilon-of-room-pages-from-year-three-of-a-mathematical-blog/

2 March, 2011 at 5:55 pm

AnonymousProf. Tao,

Do you have any plan to teach grad level complex analysis? it would be great if you do so.

Thanks

27 February, 2011 at 6:15 pm

MadsHere is the typos I found in the rest of chapter 1:

— P. 44, l. 8: Text in the margin.

— P. 44, l. 12 + 14 and p. 45, l. 4 + 5 + 10 + 12 + 18 + 19: Is it suppose to be a lowercase o?

— P. 46, l. 10 + 11 and p. 47, l. 5 + 6: I think dots between binary operators are suppose to be vertically centered. LaTeX often gets it right if one uses \dots (resp. \dot).

— P. 47, l. 13: “matrix(2.80)” –> “matrix (2.80)”.

— P. 49, l. 5: I think dots between relation symbols are suppose to be vertically centered. Again, LaTeX often gets it right if one uses \dots (resp. \dot).

— P. 49, l. 11: The “th” should not be in italic mode.

— P. 49, l. 11: Text in the margin.

— P. 50, l. -5 + -3 + -2 + -1 and p. 51, l. 6 + 12 + 20 + 21: I think dots between binary operators should be vertically centered.

— P. 52, l. 11 + 12: Shouldn’t there be a space immediately before the references?

— P. 52, l. 19 + 21 + 25 and p. 53, l. 4 + 8–10: The lowered dots.

— P.52 , l. -1: Two full stops after the reference.

— P. 54, l. 5: Remove “)”.

— P. 54, l. 13–15: The lowered dots.

— P. 54, l. 21: The lowered dots in the c^* expression.

— P. 55, l. 2: Missing a “(” (or a “)” too much).

— P. 57, l. -2 + -1: The subscript “op” should not be in italic mode.

— P. 58, l. 15: Space before reference and text in margin.

— P. 60, l. 20: The lowered dots.

— P. 60, l. 21: The lowered dots and text in margin.

— P. 61, l. 2–5 + 15 + 20 + 22 + 26 + 29: The lowered dots.

— P. 61, l. 7: The “th” should not be in italic mode.

— P. 61, l. -2: The subscript “op” should not be in italic mode. (Two times.)

— P. 62, l. 4: The lowered dots.

[Thanks, these corrections will be taken into consideration for the next revision. Incidentally, the o() notation is not a typo; see Definition 1.1.2. -T.]27 February, 2011 at 6:18 pm

MadsOh, yes; sometimes you write lowercase o instead of a capital O. Is this correct?

1 March, 2011 at 7:00 am

AnonymousDear Mads,

Please consult any text on order notations. As Prof. Tao pointed out, even this text defines the big-oh and small-oh notation in def. 1.1.2 (asymptotic notation).

Also, note that this is is an advanced graduate text and so the reader is expected to have a minimum level of familiarity with probability, linear algebra, etc.

1 April, 2011 at 1:44 am

Florent Benaych-Georges– page ix, line -3 : “will” -> “well”

– page 304 : confusions between N and n in X_n (and X_n)

Thanks a lot for letting the file in open access !

[Thanks, this will appear in the next revision. -T.]15 April, 2011 at 3:28 pm

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