[Maxima] hipow gives unexpected answer
fateman at cs.berkeley.edu
Tue Jan 13 15:56:29 CST 2009
Richard Fateman wrote:
> hipow( x^m*(x^2+a^2)^k,x)
> gives max(2,m), which probably is wrong, I think max(2*k+m, m) might
> be right, assuming
> k could be either positive or negative.
> or maybe a punt to a noun form?
Actually, reading the documentation for hipow suggests that the behavior
is documented, (but perhaps
unfortunate in its specification...)
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