Index to the Livermore Roots Tracer
Explanation of Notation
Regrettably, it is not easy to tell you how to find something in The Livermore Roots Tracer. That is because the volume and page numbering systematics have changed several times during the ten-year life [up to 1988] of the publication, and because errors in numbering have occurred. The summary below outlines the history of the numbering schemes. It also provides a means of dating a citation, given the series, volume, and issue numbers. (In this table, Fa=Fall, Wi=Winter, Sp=Spring, Su=Summer.)
|B||i||1-4||quarterly||Jul,Sep 81, Jan,Apr 82|
|B||ii||1-4||"||Jul,Oct 82, Jan,Apr 83|
|B||iii||1-4||"||Jul,Fa,Wi 83, Sp 84|
|B||iv||1-4||"||Su,Fa,Wi 84, Sp/Su 85|
|B||v||1-4||"||Fa,Wi 85, Sp,Su 86|
|B||vi||1-4||"||Fa,Wi 86, Sp,Su 87|
|B||vii||1-4||"||Fa,Wi 87, Sp,Su 88|
"Series A" and "Series B" are not actually printed on The Tracer - we invented these terms out of necessity to allow us to define unambiguous citations in this index. The volume number and issue number (issue is called "number" in Series B) are printed on the cover and title page of each issue.
The deadlines for the quarterlies in Series B are: Summer, June 15; Fall, September 15; Winter, December 15; Spring, March 15. Publication occurs about one month later.
The numbering of pages has been somewhat erratic. In Series A, the page numbers started over in each volume and ran continuously through the volume, except in Volume iv, where the numbers continued in sequence from Volume iii. In Series B, Volumes i and ii, the page numbers started over in each issue. Then in Volumes iii, iv, v and vi, the numbers did not start over at all. At the beginning of Volume vii, the numbers began again from 1.
There are occasional mistakes in the printed numbers for the volume, issue or page. The cover of Series A, Volume ii, Issue 12 (A.ii.12) is mislabeled "Issue 9." In Series A, Volume iii, issues 8, 9, 10 and 11 are mislabeled as issues 7, 8, 9, and 10 respectively. In Series B, Winter 1981 is misprinted as "Winter 1982." Series B, Volume ii, Number 1 is misprinted as Volume i, Number 5 on the title page, but the cover is correct.
Although such citations in the index as, for example, "B.vii.4: 67" are daunting, you can see from the above explanations why we were driven to complicated notation. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we hope the need is clear.
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