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Giac/Xcas updates ported to HP Prime?
02-21-2017, 04:38 PM
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RE: Giac/Xcas updates ported to HP Prime?
(02-21-2017 02:42 PM)Joe Horn Wrote:  "Zero raised to the zero power is one. Why? Because mathematicians said so. No really, it’s true." --

From the link is a more important conclusion (IMO):

Quote:There are some further reasons why using 0^0 = 1 is preferable, but they boil down to that choice being more useful than the alternative choices, leading to simpler theorems, or feeling more “natural” to mathematicians. The choice is not “right”, it is merely nice.

I actually think the "Calculus Teacher" response explains it most clearly why 0^0 is indeterminate (from continuity point of view). The "Mathematician" response simply says that 0^0 = 1 is a choice of convenience (and not a matter of correctness).

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RE: Giac/Xcas updates ported to HP Prime? - Han - 02-21-2017 04:38 PM

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