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Re: Min[], Max[]

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg48338] Re: Min[], Max[]
  • From: "Carlo Teubner" <.Teubner at t-online.de (FirstLetterOfMyFirstName)>
  • Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 07:16:59 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Oxford University, England
  • References: <c8rutb$8nl$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hi,

it makes sense if you think of Min[list] as "the largest element less than
or equal to every element in list" and Max[list] as "the smallest element
greater than or equal to every element in list".

Carlo


"Frank Brand" <fank.brand at t-online.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:c8rutb$8nl$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Dear newsgroup members,
>
> can anyone explain me what´s the sense in the definition of
>
> Min[{}]= Infinity and Max[{}]= -Infinity
>
> Thanks in advance
> Frank
>
>
> Prof. Dr. Frank Brand
> Budapester Str. 13
> 10787 Berlin
>
> +49 (0)30 - 25 79 36 62
> 0179 - 215 58 04
>
> frank.brand at t-online.de
>



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