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Re: Plotting of Sin(x)/x

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  • Subject: [mg84183] Re: [mg84158] Plotting of Sin(x)/x
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 20:02:13 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
  • References: <200712120616.BAA15735@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu

I don't understand what the problem is.  If in 5.2 I evaluate, for example,

   Plot[Sin[x]/x,{x,-Pi,Pi}]

I get exactly what I expect to see, with the curve seeming to pass 
through the point {0,1}.

G de Graaf wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I am using Mathematica 5.2 to try plot 
> some Sin[x}/x functions. That does not 
> work ! It seems that Mathematica cannot 
> handle this since it does not  know that 
> lim Sin[x}/x (x=0)= 1 ( Hmmmm !!)
> 
> 
> Anyone knows how to work around this ??
> 
> Thank you,
> 
> Ger de Graaf
> Delft University of Technology
> 

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