On Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:18:47 PM UTC-4, Bart Goddard wrote: > Dan Christensen <Dan_Christensen@sympatico.ca> wrote in > > news:firstname.lastname@example.org: > > > > > There is no logically compelling reason to assume that 0^0=1. > > > > Some people are not compelled by logic. But mathematicians > > are. Defining 0^0=1 preserves the exponent rules.
As I have shown here, you don't need to assume 0^0=1 to preserve the exponent rules. In fact, you don't need to assume any particular value for 0^0.