Date: Oct 17, 2013 6:28 PM
Author: Peter Percival
Subject: Re: Formal proof of the ambiguity of 0^0
Dan Christensen wrote:

> You can avoid the contradictions by stipulating non-zero bases in

> each of the Laws of Exponents, as I have done here (see Theorems 4,5

> and 7). It's no big deal. While there are still some hold-outs for

> 0^0=1, mathematicians have been leaving 0^0 undefined in this way for

> nearly two centuries (starting with Cauchy in the early 19th

> century).

What was it that Cauchy left undefined: natural number nought to the

power of natural number nought, or real number nought to the power of

real number nought?

When I last asked a similar question (16/10/2013 19:49 sci.logic) you

replied "I don't think it matters." Which is odd to say the least.

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