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Re: 0^0=1 (?)

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  • Subject: [mg50382] Re: [mg50373] 0^0=1 (?)
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Sep 2004 01:49:21 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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Sounds like a really bad idea...

But if you must:

   Unprotect[Power]
   Power[0, 0] = 1

(If you look at FullForm[a^b] you'll see it's an abbreviation of 
Power[a, b], so it's the Power function you need to redefine.)

underscore wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I'd like to define 0^0=1 in Mathematica such that it doesn't return
> Indeterminate when this occurs.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> 

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