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Limit of Error function Erf

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  • Subject: [mg73513] Limit of Error function Erf
  • From: "ben" <benjamin.friedrich at>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 01:37:32 -0500 (EST)

Dear group

I dont understand the following behaviour of Mathematica,
I would say the first result is simply wrong


Limit[Erf[1\/Sqrt[\[Alpha]\ t]], t -> \[Infinity],
    Assumptions -> {\[Alpha] > 0}]

gives infinity


Limit[Erf[1\/Sqrt[\[Alpha]\ t]], t -> \[Infinity],
    Assumptions -> {\[Alpha] == 1}]

gives zero

Any suggestions? Is this a bug?

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