Problems with Limit, Log, E

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg9149] Problems with Limit, Log, E*From*: r.lawrence at worldnet.att.net (Robert Lawrence)*Date*: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 03:37:51 -0400*Organization*: AT&T WorldNet Services*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

When I attempt to evaluate the expresssion Limit[ x - Log[1 + E^x], x -> Infinity] I simply get back the original expression. It seems to me that this should evaluate to zero. For that matter, when I evaluate the expression Log[E^x] I also get back the original expression, instead of x. I would appreciate any thoughts concerning these results. I am running Mathematica 3.0.1 under Windows 95. Robert Lawrence