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Topic: maxima does not know that log is the inverse of exp
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Porky Pig Jr

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maxima does not know that log is the inverse of exp
Posted: Mar 9, 2013 11:36 AM
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Downloaded wxMaxima a few days ago and trying different things. Asked for Taylor polynomial for e^x: (taylor, e^x, x, 0, 8) and got the following output:

1 + log(e)x + log(e)^2 x^2 / 2 + ... Oh well, seems like Maxima is fairly sophisticated package and yet I would expect 1 + x + x^2/2 ... just what you get from commercial packages.


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