Errors in the Text of
Transmission Electron Microscopy and
Diffractometry of Materials, Third Edition
and also the Second Edition, Corrected 2nd printing

by Brent Fultz and Jim Howe

We authors have found a number of misspellings and typographical errors in the second printing of of the second edition our book. We take full responsiblity for these errors, and we apologize for them. This web page identifies most all of the errors in cross-references, mathematics, science and engineering. We have not listed misspellings and typesetting errors that the reader will recognize easily, or may not care about. Please mark the following changes in your copy of the third edition or second printing of the second edition. Most all of these have been corrected in the second printing of the third edition.

page 111 -- Eq. (2.48)
The prefactor should be (4/3)^{3/8}. (Both are nearly 1, however.)

page 237 -- Figure 5.8
The dimension label on the far right of the figure is missing a factor of 4. It should be 4 pi/a.

page 259 -- Eq. (5.128)
The first numerator in the second line of this equation has an upper-case Delta that should be deleted, leaving sin^2( pi s_y a_y N_y).

After Figure 6.3 is a summary of vector operations for the [211] zone axis. The last two lines show dot products with the [210] direction, but this should be the [211].

In Chapter 7 of third edition, first printing only, a number of references to dynamical theory are listed as Chapter 11, whereas dynamical theory is now in Chapter 12. The cross-referenced equations all seem to be correct, however.

2nd edition page 451 -- Eq. (8.97)
The left-hand side should be: ln < cos(2pi*l*Z_n) >

page 590 (third edition, first printing only) -- Eq. (11.16)
There is an extra "a" on the right-hand side. It should read "U exp(-a/xbar)"

We would appreciate it if you would alert us to other errors like those listed above. (You do not need to alert us to misspellings and other typographical errors. We believe we have identified most of them.) Please inform the authors at:

Last update on July 21, 2009.