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Re: Logical Expression

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg73432] Re: [mg73385] Logical Expression
  • From: János <janos.lobb at yale.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 01:01:58 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <200702150956.EAA04579@smc.vnet.net>

On Feb 15, 2007, at 4:56 AM, Martin Schoenecker wrote:

> Common sense tells me that the statement that "something is equal to
> zero, and unequal to zero at the same time" is a false statement:
>
> In[1]:= a == 0 && a != 0
> Out[1]= a\[Equal]0&&a=E2=89=A00
>
> In[2]:= LogicalExpand[%]
> Out[2]= False
>
> The same, in my opinion, applies to "something is equal to zero and
> greater than zero at the same time".  Why doesn't Mathematica think 
> so,
> and how to convince it to evaluate the following?
>
> In[3]:= a == 0 && a > 0
> Out[3]= a\[Equal]0&&a>0
>
> In[4]:= LogicalExpand[%]
> Out[4]= a\[Equal]0&&a>0
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Martin

Here is a newbie convince :)

In[15]:=
Reduce[a == 0 && a > 0, a]
Out[15]=
False

J=E1nos


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