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Could 0^0=0? Maybe!
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Sep 27, 2013 7:54 PM




Re: Could 0^0=0? Maybe!
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Sep 26, 2013 11:17 AM


On Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:54:14 AM UTC4, dull...@sprynet.com wrote: > On Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:24:54 0700 (PDT), Dan Christensen > > <Dan_Christensen@sympatico.ca> wrote: > > > > >As taught in high schools and many university courses, 0^0 is undefined. > > > > Does the phrase "beating a dead horse" mean anything to you? >
I don't think any other topic has inspired as much heated debate in online math forums, but I think this may be a new approach to the problem. These days, the usual rationale for the historical practice of leaving 0^0 undefined is based on the use of pathdependent limits. See for example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exponentiation#Zero_to_the_power_of_zero
I think of have shown that you don't need all the machinery of real analysis to justify this practice  ordinary natural number arithmetic is quite up to the job.
Dan Download my DC Proof 2.0 software at http://www.dcproof.com



