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positive exponents
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Last Post:
May 13, 1995 1:20 PM




Re: positive exponents
Posted:
May 11, 1995 5:22 AM


Beware of the ^1 . It can cause a lot of confusion. For instance:
A) x^1 is 1/x
B) f^1(x) is inverse of f(x)
The problem I thought I'd run into in the classroom, which has NOT occurred, is the confusion of sin^1(x)that is, arcsin(x)with 1/sin(x)that is, csc(x).
John



