Date: Oct 17, 2013 10:34 PM
Author: Dan Christensen
Subject: Re: Formal proof of the ambiguity of 0^0

On Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:52:14 PM UTC-4, Bart Goddard wrote:
> Dan Christensen <Dan_Christensen@sympatico.ca> wrote in
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> > You can avoid the contradictions by stipulating non-zero bases in each
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> > of the Laws of Exponents,
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> Yeah, we know. That's what we're calling "stupid". It's
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> stupid. Plain stupid. Insanely stupid.



Not one known for thinking outside the box are you, Bart?


> Next you'll be
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> saying that we can leave 2^2 undefined (and be consistent)
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> if we simply exclude 2 from the list of permitted bases.
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[snip]

As far as exponentiation on N goes, there is no need to leave anything but 0^0 undefined.

Dan
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