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Caveat: Limit

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  • Subject: [mg23058] Caveat: Limit
  • From: Hendrik van Hees <h.vanhees at>
  • Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 03:00:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: GSI Darmstadt
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I must really say that higher analysis with Mathematica 4.0 is full of
traps! Just to inform you:

During a (not too difficult) calculation I had to calculate




I got as a result Pi/2. This is of course only correct iff p>0. For p<0
the correct limit is -Pi/2. 

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