Elementary query about 0^0
- To: mathgroup at yoda.physics.unc.edu
- Subject: Elementary query about 0^0
- From: JWENDEL at isdmnl.wr.usgs.gov
- Date: Fri, 14 May 1993 22:14:23 -0700 (PDT)
In trying to Plot a sum of terms of the form x^n where n runs from 0 to something and the range of x includes the value x=0 I run into complaints about 0^0 being indeterminate. It often is, but shouldn't be considered so in such cases. I get round the difficulty by the hack of Unprotecting Power, and then making definitions, four in all, such as Power[0,0]=1,...,Power[0.0,0.0]=1, and then Protecting Power. I put all this in my init.m file. Is there an easier way? I feel I'm missing something fantastically easy, but I can't find it in the books or Mma literature. Thanks for suggestions.