[Maxima] double integrals seem to give different answers
l.butler at ed.ac.uk
Sun Nov 22 12:40:06 CST 2009
On Sun, 22 Nov 2009, G. Jay Kerns wrote:
< Dear Leo,
< On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 4:37 AM, Leo Butler <l.butler at ed.ac.uk> wrote:
< > Just to be clear, this is not the root of the error for this integral.
< > You can verify that by declaring
< > assume(rho >= 0);
< > and computing the two integrals.
< > Leo
< > --
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< Thanks for the remarks, but no, for the record, different answers are
< returned (on my system, at least) even with
< assume(rho >= 0);
< I am running i-386 Debian sid with the below Maxima version info. I
< also observe this on Ubuntu 9.10 amd64.
Jay, we agree on the evidence, but the interpretation is off.
I believe that the evidence shows that the different answers are not
caused by Maxima's handling of (rho^(3/2))^2. Leo.
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