[Maxima] Operations on inf
belanger at truman.edu
Mon Mar 12 10:23:57 CDT 2007
"Richard Fateman" <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu> writes:
> How about this:
> sum(0^I,I,A,B) gives 0.
That's wrong no matter how you look at it.
If A = 0 <= B, then the sum should be undefined (if 0^0 is undefined)
or 1 (if 0^0 is 1). If A<= -1, then the sum should give a division by
> So either the sum simplification is wrong or 0^0 cannot be 1.
> Which would you prefer?
Regardless of what I prefer, the sum simplification is wrong.
> By the way, Mathematica gives 0 for the sum, but if A, B=10 it gives an
> error about 0^0
That's what Maxima does here, too.
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