[Maxima] strange behaviour with simple decimals / Axiom
belanger at truman.edu
Wed Apr 11 20:25:51 CDT 2007
Richard Fateman <fateman at cs.berkeley.edu> writes:
> In Axiom version of 1/17/2005
> 1.4^2 comes out as 1.96
> 1.96 - 1.4^2 comes out as 0.7 E -20
Same thing for the latest (gold) version of Axiom.
> I don't know if this counts as unexpected to a 5th grader, but does a
> 5th grader even know about "E" scientific notation?
I'd be happy if my college students could handle "E" notation.
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