
Re: Leaving 0^0 undefined  A numbertheoretic rationale
Posted:
Sep 13, 2013 1:41 AM


Playing around with a calculator, I found the following:
If x=0 and y is a very small positive real number, then we have x^y=0. Shifting x just slightly into the positive suddenly results in x^y being very close to 1.
Nothing earthshattering here, but it seems to reinforce my recommendation that 0^0 ought to be left undefined for any realworld applications. f(x,y)=x^y simply behaves too strangely close to the origin.
Comments?
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