Re: MathKernel Crash while calculating limit

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg75607] Re: MathKernel Crash while calculating limit*From*: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>*Date*: Sun, 6 May 2007 01:54:54 -0400 (EDT)*References*: <f1hla2$om6$1@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: "Nasser Abbasi" <nma at 12000.org>

"Ulrik Günther" <ulrik at 42degreesoffreedom.com> wrote in message news:f1hla2$om6$1 at smc.vnet.net... > > 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 > no problem on Mathematica 6: In[23]:= Limit[(((-2^(n - 1))*M)/(n!*L^(n - 1)))^(n/2), n -> infinity] Out[23]= (-((2^(-1 + infinity)*L^(1 - infinity)*M)/Gamma[1 + infinity]))^(infinity/2) You need to upgrade, Mathematica 6 is VERY FAST ! Nasser