Re: DirectedInfinity[1 + I], why does it get replaced by (1 + I)/(sqrt(2) ?
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- Subject: [mg55838] Re: DirectedInfinity[1 + I], why does it get replaced by (1 + I)/(sqrt(2) ?
- From: "Peltio" <peltio at trilight.zone>
- Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2005 05:10:47 -0400 (EDT)
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"Matt" wrote >I realize that (1 + I)/sqrt(2) is in the same direction as (1 + I), but >why did Mathematica change it to the more 'strange' form? The 'stranger' form is that of a versor. I guess Mathematica has reduced your input to a 'normal form', that is a uniquely defined representation of a certain quantity (the direction, in this case). This is useful for several reasons, the most important being comparing different objects of the same kind. cheers, Peltio -- Invalid address in reply-to. Crafty demunging required to mail me.