Re: Strange result of Limit function in Mathematica3.0
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- Subject: [mg16025] Re: Strange result of Limit function in Mathematica3.0
- From: Ed McBride <emcbride at wybron.com>
- Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 02:52:10 -0500
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Jan Krupa wrote: > > It is well known that: > (2^n+8^n)^(1/n)->8 as n->Infinity > and > (2^n+3^n)^(1/n)->3 as n->Infinity > > but mathematica3.0 gives very strange results: > > In:=<<Calculus`Limit` > > In:= Limit[(2^n+8^n)^(1/n),n->Infinity] > > Out:= 1/E > > In:=Limit[(2^n+3^n)^(1/n),n->Infinity] > > Out:= E > > Does Mathematica3.0 give such strange result only > on my machine or may be I have made some mistake? > > Sincerely Yours > > Jan I'm running 3.0 on SGI using a unix-type system. I started off with Limit[(3.^n+8.^n)^(1./n), n->Infinity] and Mathematica just gave me back my input. I then retyped it, with n->5, and it gave me the correct numerical result. I then typed <<Calculus`Limit` and tried again. For n->5, I again got the correct numerical result. For n->Infinity, I got 1 for an answer. Ed McBride, P.E.