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Re: When does x/x not equal 1?

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg32422] Re: When does x/x not equal 1?
  • From: "Bart van der Wolf" <bvdwolf at nospam.nl>
  • Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 19:03:18 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <a2b4ib$lja$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

"Michael J Person" <mjperson at mit.edu> wrote in message
news:a2b4ib$lja$1 at smc.vnet.net...
SNIP
> They're handled exactly the same way! So, can anyone explain to me
> what's going on here, and how I can keep very small complex numbers from
> arising in all of those cases when x/x != 1.

Chop[expr] replaces approximate real numbers in expr that are close to zero
by the exact integer 0.

Does that help?
Bart




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