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Re: Min[], Max[]


It's a common enough convention; it makes true the usual theorem that A contained in B implies Min[A] >= Min[B] and Max[A]<=Max[B]. No other definitions for Min[{}] and Max[{}] would do that.

Bobby

On Mon, 24 May 2004 00:45:14 -0400 (EDT), Frank Brand <fank.brand at t-online.de> wrote:

> Dear newsgroup members,
>
> can anyone explain me what´s the sense in the definition of
>
> Min[{}]= Infinity and Max[{}]= -Infinity
>
> Thanks in advance
> Frank
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