[Maxima] Operations on inf
belanger at truman.edu
Fri Mar 9 14:32:32 CST 2007
"Andrey G. Grozin" <A.G.Grozin at inp.nsk.su> writes:
> Following your reasonong,
> 0*x = 0 for all x
> also should be preserved.
Which, if inf is to be treated as a number on which arithmetic can be
performed, is reasonable.
> If, following your line of reasoning that 1 is *exactly* 1, not something
> that tends to 1 in the limit being considered, we declare that 0 is
> *exactly* 0, not something that tends to 0,
And we don't want 1 to be *exactly* 1 and 0 to be *exactly* 0?
Or should Maxima not have anything that represents 0 and 1, only
0-like and 1-like objects?
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