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Re: Min[], Max[]


Hi Franki,

Such definitions make standard identities true in all cases. For 
example, if A and B are lists of numbers then

Min[Union[A,B]]==Min[{Min[A],Min[B]}]

Suppose that A=={}.

--Garry

On May 24, 2004, at 12:45 AM, Frank Brand 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
>
>
> Prof. Dr. Frank Brand
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> 10787 Berlin
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> frank.brand at t-online.de
>
>
Garry Helzer
Department of Mathematics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
301-405-5176
gah at math.umd.edu


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