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Topic: maxima does not know that log is the inverse of exp
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A N Niel

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Re: maxima does not know that log is the inverse of exp
Posted: Mar 10, 2013 10:16 AM
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In article <a4859b20-3006-45ee-9486-e9c91bf4beed@googlegroups.com>,
<"porky_pig_jr@my-deja.com"> wrote:

> 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.
> PPJr.

Maple agrees with Maxima on this. Since for Maple e is just a variable
with no special meaning. You can use exp(x) to get what you want.

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