This page will list all known errata for Mathematical Population Genetics: Theoretical Introduction, by Warren Ewens. • Page ix, line 9: replace "then" by "than".
• Page 9: two lines below (1.17): the last term should be "m_{22}" not "m_{12}".
• Page 15, line 3 of paragraph beginning "We next consider....": replace "by" by "be".
• Page 18, line 2 of paragraph beginning "As stated above,..": replace "depends" by "depend".
• Page 19, in expression (1.45): replace "(1-f)x(1-x) by (1-f)2x(1-x)" and replace (1-x)^2 by(1-f)(1-x)^2.
• Page 21, line 2 of paragraph beginning "On the other hand,....": replace "of" by "or".
• Page 62: The constraint (2.58) is not necessary.
• Page 63, two lines above Equation (2.66). Delete "of".
• Page 64, line 2 of (2.68): replace X'_iuv by X'_uv.
• Page 65, line 4: The inner summation is over u, not j.
• Page 71 and 72, equations (2.96), (2.97) and (2.98) arise on both pages. Thus caution should be used when reference is made in the book to any one of these equations to check which is meant.
• Page 73, equation (2.105). There is a minus sign missing on the right-hand side. It should read " = -2D(....)
• Page 90, line below (2.157), and page 97, line 7, and page 107, line 12: replace \alpha by \ phi.
• Page 90, in the range for j in the second line of equation (2.159): delete ";".
• Page 90, line 1. It should read "... single unit eigenvalue..".
• Page 91, equation (2.161). There are several errors in this equation:
• All suffices in the second part of this equation should have "i" replaced by "j" (11 times in all).
• Once this is done, the suffix of the second quantity in the numerator of the third term in this expression should be changed to "j+2".
• The suffix "M-2" in the numerator of the last term in the second expression should be "M-1".
• Page 98, line 1 of paragraph beginning "We suppose that.....": replace the second w_{11} by w_{22}.
• Page 100, last line on page: replace j^{i-2} by i^{j-2}. Also, insert a comma before i^0.
• Page101, line 10 (in the calculation for a_{jj}): delete the comma preceding y_j.
• Page 101: In equation (3.34) and the equation two lines above (3.34), replace n by 2N.
• Page103: In the numerator of equation (3.41), replace "t" by "u" (twice).
• Page 106, line 3, and twice in the paragraph starting "The above definitions..." on page 121: replace "(3.30)" by "defined by (3.45)-(3.47)".
• Page 106, three lines below (3.55): delete the extra space after "methods".
• Page 113: In equation (3.75), replace "n" by "N".
• Page 118, line 6: delete "often".
• Page 120, four lines below equation (3.106): replace "var{x(t+1)}" by "var{x(t+1) | x(t)}.
• Page 121, line 3 of the paragraph starting "The above definitions...": replace "inoften" by "in".
• Page 123, equation (3.118): replace "Y(t)" on the right-hand side by Y{X_1(t), X_2(t)}.
• Page 123, the definition of C in the middle of the page is incorrect. The three lines "where ....becomes" surrounded this definition should be replaced by "where C = 8 * lambda - 4, with lambda defined by..."
• Page 146. In Equation (4.49), P_1(b) should be P_1(p).
• Page 147. In Equation (4.51), P_0(p) should be P_0(x).
• Page 149, line 2 (equation (4.61). Replace "dx" by "dz".
• Page 172, one line below equation (5.63). Delete the "approximately equals" sign.
• Page 174, equation (5.71). dx is missing in the integration.
• Page 216, 7 lines from bottom of page. Delete the "is" after "least".
• Page 219, line 9. The Karlin and Feldman reference is GENETICS volume 90, 1978, pp. 813-825.
• Page 231. There are two typographical errors on this page.
• In the tableau on lines 10-11, the final A1A2 should be A2A2.
• In the final line of equation (6.86), "x_y-1D" should be "x+y-1D".
• Page 287:
• Replace (10.54a) by (8.24a)
• Replace (10.54b) by (8.24b)
• Replace (8.55) by (8.25)
• Page 295, four lines below equation (9.10): replace "4N" by "2N".
• Page 298, three lines below equation (9.17): replace "x \le 1" by " x + dx \le 1".
• Page 306, four lines below equation (9.44). "0.361" should be "0.316".
• Page 309, line 5: replace "26" by "29".
• Page 309, last line of paragraph beginning "As an example...." Add "(using equation (5.63))".
• Page 309, lines 4 and 6 of the paragraph beginning "As an example...": replace "0.0000945" by "0.000945". In the last line of the paragraph, replace "-0.0000945" by "+0.000945". (The final calculation of 0.0044 is however correct.)
• Page 309, equation (9.50): replace "j" by "s".
• Page 313. The claim in the second sentence of the paragraph beginning "Finally.." is not correct. For sufficiently large sample sizes and intermediate values of \theta, the MSE of the estimate of \theta using K can be less than the variance of the estimate using S. As a result, the third full paragraph on page 313 should start at "It is in principle.".
• Page 313, equation (9.69): the upper summation limit should be "n-1", not "n".
• Page 314, lines 1 and 2: replace "Standard statistical ...... shows that" by "Maximum likelihood theory suggests that".
• Page 314, six lines from end of page: replace the sentence starting "This is... " by "Using equation (9.26), this is identical to 1/(1 + \theta)."
• Page 316, equation (9.76): replace "b_i" by "b_k" , and " k \le l" by "k \ne l".
• Page 317, line 10: insert "RN^{-1}" before "and".
• Page 317, in formula for \alpha two lines below (9.81): "64^2\psi" should be "6 \psi^2".
• Page 319, line 1 of paragraph beginning "Suppose that...": replace "h" by "k".
• Page 319, equation (9.86) : In the first expression, replace "(1-xbar_i)^2" by "(1-xbar_i)".
• Page 319, five lines from end: replace "in frequency" by "of the y_{ij}"..
• Page 320, line 9 of paragraph beginning "Far more...": replace "a" by "as".
• Page 321: Two lines above equation (9.90), replace "(random) frequency" with "density function".
• Page 322, line 10-: delete the sentence starting "The similarity.".
• Page 325, line 4 of paragraph beginning "We turn now...": delete "d".
• Page 326. In the final term in the expression (9.101), replace "\theta" in both numerator and denominator by "\theta -1".
• Page 338: The denominator in the first expression on the right-hand side should be "j-1+θ", not "θ".
• Page 338: Equation (10.11). The summation should start at "i=0" and not at "i=1"
• Page 340, three lines below eqn (10.16). After "occurs,", add " is due to a mutation".
• Page 347, 395, and 409: Replace Aguarde' by Aguade'
• Page 357, one line above equation (11.13): add "for n>2".
• Page 358, in the definition of c_2 two lines below (11.18), and page 359, in equation (11.21): replace "a_1" by "g_1".
• Page 358: In the first line of Section 11.3.3, it should read "... end of Section 11.3.1 that ..."
• Page 363, line 1: replace "(9.18)" by " (9.64)".
• Page 364: In three places in the four lines after equation (11.30), replace "T(K)" by "T(k)".
• Page 365, last line of Section 11.3.6: add "for" before "hitchhiking".
• Page 368: paragraph 2, line 1: after "assume", add "a sample of n gametes, so".
• Page 368, equations (11.35) and (11.36): the "s" in the second term in each variance expression should be outside the parentheses.
• Page 396: the Kelly (1977) reference should be "Adv.Appl. Prob.", not "J. Appl. Prob."