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Topic: Could 0^0=0? Maybe!
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Dan Christensen

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Re: Could 0^0=0? Maybe!
Posted: Sep 26, 2013 12:07 PM
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On Thursday, September 26, 2013 11:48:58 AM UTC-4, Michael F. Stemper wrote:
> On 09/26/2013 10:17 AM, Dan Christensen wrote:
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> > On Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:54:14 AM UTC-4, dull...@sprynet.com wrote:
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> >> On Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:24:54 -0700 (PDT), Dan Christensen
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> >> <Dan_Christensen@sympatico.ca> wrote:
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> >>> As taught in high schools and many university courses, 0^0 is undefined.
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> >> Does the phrase "beating a dead horse" mean anything to you?
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> > I don't think any other topic has inspired as much heated debate in online math forums,
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> Lots of topics have generated similar amounts of debate in on-line
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> math fora. For instance:
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> - Does 0.999... = 1?
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> - Is 1/0 = oo?
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> - Short proofs of FLT
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> - Do irrational numbers exist?
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> - Do infinite sets exist?
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> - Is the universe one big plutonium atom?
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> - Can the reals and the naturals be bijected?
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> - How can switching doors improve your odds in the Monty Hall game?
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All good fun, but this is not just a rehash of some crank theory. This is what I believe to be a new and much simpler rationale for a long-standing practice.

Dan
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