In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, jbriggs444 <email@example.com> wrote:
> Irrelevant. > > If one were trying to define 0^0 as the limit of x^y as x and y > jointly > approach zero then one might be justified in invoking L'Hopital to > help > in evaluating the limit.
Point well taken but... The subject of essential singularities rather than indeterminate forms should be the subject.
Being more of a physicist or engineer, I look for answers to problems rather than rigor. Look at the ridicule Heaviside got from mathematicians for his operational calculus used to solve real problems just because he was not rigorous,
Most mathematicians no longer complain about operational calculus because Laplace transforms and other approaches have provided the justification for Heaviside methods.
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