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Re: MathKernel Crash while calculating limit

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  • Subject: [mg75588] Re: [mg75562] MathKernel Crash while calculating limit
  • From: "Adriano Pascoletti" <pascolet at dimi.uniud.it>
  • Date: Sun, 6 May 2007 01:44:50 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200705051001.GAA24839@smc.vnet.net>

Ulrik,
try with Infinity (capital i): using Math. 5.2 on a powermac g5 with OS
10.4.9,
I got, after a coupe of seconds,

In[1]:=
Limit[(((-2^(n - 1))*M)/(n!*L^(n - 1)))^(n/2),
  n -> Infinity]

Out[1]=
0

Hope it helps
Adriano Pascoletti

Note that infinity is
On 5/5/07, Ulrik G=FCnther <ulrik at 42degreesoffreedom.com> wrote:
>
>
> Hi everybody,
>
> during a calculation of a limit, MathKernel crashed. I tried the
> following:
>
> Limit[((-2^(n - 1)*M)/(n!*L^(n - 1)))^(n/2), n -> (infinity)]
>
> After some seconds, Mathematica produced a beep, then I got a crash
> report concerning MathKernel. I attached a full crash log to this
> mail. Oh, and I'm using Mathematica (for Students) 5.2 on a PowerBook
> G4 running MacOS 10.4.9.
> Also tried calculating that limit without the constants L and M, this
> time it worked.
>
> Maybe somebody can explain that behaviour to me...
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> ulrik
>
>



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