Date: Oct 17, 2013 5:32 PM
Author: Dan Christensen
Subject: Re: Formal proof of the ambiguity of 0^0

On Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:18:47 PM UTC-4, Bart Goddard wrote:
> Dan Christensen <Dan_Christensen@sympatico.ca> wrote in
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> news:60115529-2d66-4863-abe3-be6a301c57c9@googlegroups.com:
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> > There is no logically compelling reason to assume that 0^0=1.
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> Some people are not compelled by logic. But mathematicians
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> 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.

Dan
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